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#21 MadManMoon

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:25 AM

She's leading 51(29) two cars in front of me (I'm in sleeper 5100). Interestingly enough, our sleeper is the #1 production Viewliner, 62000 ("American View"). The Phase III lady looks resplendent in what I consider to be Amtrak's best paint scheme ever.
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

She's leading 51(29) two cars in front of me (I'm in sleeper 5100). Interestingly enough, our sleeper is the #1 production Viewliner, 62000 ("American View"). The Phase III lady looks resplendent in what I consider to be Amtrak's best paint scheme ever.

Consider your self lucky to ride behind a Heritage unit! Try and get some shots at longer stops.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 06:26 PM

I just passed #145 while I am on the eb lsl. It was parked in the Albany/Renn yard.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for the update! I'm trying to find out when something along the lines of a heritage unit will be coming east for the Penny again.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:29 AM

currently sitting in the Albany Yard infront of 200
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:02 PM

currently sitting in the Albany Yard infront of 200


Actually according to the sign outside the Albany Yard, it's the "Rensselaer Maintenance Facility" (engine facility, or something like that, but it is Rensselaer)


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Posted 22 August 2011 - 01:52 PM

currently sitting in the Albany Yard infront of 200


:o :o

I hope no one moves that engine until after you stand up and get out of the way. :lol:
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:08 PM

Attached to the Anniversary Train today at ALB. Looked great in the photos I saw.

Edited by Acela150, 27 August 2011 - 10:08 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:17 PM

you sure that wasn't Amtrak 822? the P40 #822 is also in Anniversary Phase III & is the power unit on the Museum Train.

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:00 PM

This is the picture I was talking about. It was attached with 822 and 406.

Edited by Acela150, 28 August 2011 - 01:01 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:53 PM

Currently at Railfest in Steamtown! With a ton of equipment including the Anniversary train! Seen on a friends Facebook page.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

I caught it today in Agency, Iowa leading the California Zephyr toward Chicago at 8:28 a.m. (Note: Skip to 2:06 for when 145 first appears.)

 


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

#145 had been in Pueblo, CO for the Talgo tests.

 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

I think that paint scheme looks great!



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

145 is now heading back west leading Amtrak #5(15) this evening.  The train is currently running on time.

This video of the California Zephyr was taken east of Agency, Iowa:


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:03 AM

Amtrak 145 in on California Zephyr traveling to Chicago again.  It is now heading east across Iowa over half an hour late.  I caught it in Agency, Iowa.  It is the second unit on the train.  There have been reports on other websites that it was leading.

 

 

Also, it might just be me, but the lead engine's horn sounds a bit funny.  I wonder it may be fouled, or if it might have something to do with the temperature being 18 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -3 degrees (Happy first day of spring!).


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:23 PM

Amtrak 145 is leading the California Zephyr out west again.  Here it is leaving Ottumwa, Iowa on time.  The engineer was kind enough to give a horn salute.

 


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

Amtrak 145 should arrive in Chicago again later today leading Amtrak #6(24).  I caught the Zephyr east of Agency, Iowa running about 12 minutes late, but the slow order heard being given to Amtrak's engineer (or is it conductor? I'm not sure.) in the first part of the video put the train over half an hour late.

 


Edited by Agent, 26 March 2013 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

but the slow order heard being given to Amtrak's engineer (or is it conductor? I'm not sure.)

That would have been either the engineer or the fireman. Since the other voice clearly identified himself as being the foreman, that means that the voice from Amtrak had to have been in the engine. The Conductor isn't allowed to copy the slow order & authority to pass the red flag. Not to mention that's unlikely that his radio would have reached the foreman; only the more powerful radio in the engine would be able to transmit/receive that far.

The engineer/fireman will then repeat the order to the conductor, but again the engineer/fireman is the one who takes the initial order.

On a freight train, since the conductor would most likely be in the cab, then it could well be the conductor copying the info down. But not on Amtrak.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:27 PM

I love the vids Agent. Thank you.

 

I also love seeing the Anniversary engines. I think they are my favorites now.


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