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Date: 11/20/23 14:37
Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: cr2581

Amtrak operated a positioning move with three new Chargers today on the Northeast Corridor. Test Extra 834 crossed the Delaware River at Morrisville, PA shortly after noon with 50th Anniversary decorated 301 in trail. The special was bound for Sunnyside Yard in Queens where it laid over for several hours before the actual test program began. US Route 1 and the iconic TRENTON MAKES bridge provided an interesting backdrop.

Enjoy !



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/20/23 14:39 by cr2581.




Date: 11/20/23 14:48
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: irhoghead

Looks like a Hiawatha Service train that got lost.



Date: 11/20/23 15:11
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: robj

irhoghead Wrote:
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> Looks like a Hiawatha Service train that got lost.
Makes me smile!  Yes, three engines and 2 cars.  Not sure what ind of test run that is?  Not taking any chances.

Bob



Date: 11/20/23 15:24
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: Lackawanna484

"Trenton makes, the world takes" on the bridge.

Nice picture.

Posted from Android



Date: 11/20/23 16:14
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: boejoe

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> "Trenton makes, the world takes" on the bridge.
>
> Nice picture.
>
> Posted from Android
Not as true a statement as it once was - but that applies to many area of our industrial economy.
jb



Date: 11/20/23 16:34
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: march_hare

The slogan can maybe be adapted so it still applies to New Jersey politics, reflecting Trenton's position as the capital of a notoriously corrupt state:

Can somebody work "Trenton's on the take"..... into a new saying?  And can somebody photoshop that onto a photo of the bridge?  Or just crop it tightly?



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Date: 11/20/23 16:40
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: Lackawanna484

boejoe Wrote:
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> Not as true a statement as it once was - but that
> applies to many area of our industrial economy.
> jb
Yes. Many factories used to line the Pennsy and Reading tracks.

Automobiles to porcelain toilets to wrenches.



Date: 11/20/23 20:41
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: SP4360

3 engines and 2 cars, bet they still can't make the advertised.



Date: 11/20/23 21:30
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: filmteknik

So what were they testing with 3 Chargers in electrified territory?

As a follower of 301, I was wondering why it was sitting in Philly per the tracking site.



Date: 11/21/23 00:20
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: SCspotter

Three Chargers in hopes at least one of them might, maybe work the whole way.



Date: 11/21/23 01:35
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: JPB

I'm guessing Amtrak would cap this test train with a Sprinter somewhere to go through the river tunnels to Sunnyside Yard in Queens?



Date: 11/21/23 05:56
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: joemvcnj

Maybe just qualification runs with the new fangled locos for the NY Division crews. 



Date: 11/21/23 08:38
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: cr2581

filmteknik wrote :
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> So what were they testing with 3 Chargers in electrified territory?

The actual testing occurred on the Empire Division at night, not on the NEC. The train made a round trip from Penn Station to Croton-Harmon on MNCRR to observe cab signal operations.


 



Date: 11/21/23 09:41
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: filmteknik

Thanks.  I wonder where 301 is off to next.



Date: 11/21/23 09:44
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: cr2581

Testing concluded. All three Chargers will be sent back to Washington and placed in regular service.



Date: 11/21/23 11:48
Re: Charger Test Train on the Delaware Today
Author: NSDTK

Left with 3 chargers and 2 cars. Probably arrived with 3 dead units a P42 and 2 cars lol



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/23 11:48 by NSDTK.



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