Amtrak "Special" with Steam!
Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:33 PM
The train will be led by the 85 year old ATSF #3751, a 4-8-4 steam locomotive. The train will also include 2 Amtrak p-42's, and an amtrak horizon cafe car, plus a whole lot of privately owned heritage cars including 7 dome cars. Yes I might be foaming a little bit but seriously, this is a pretty remarkable trip.
Lots of information at www.trantrips.biz, and yes this is technically an amtrak train. Anyone else going?
Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:02 AM
Yes I might be foaming a little bit but seriously, this is a pretty remarkable trip.
...and yes this is technically an amtrak train. Anyone else going?
They call it an "Amtrak special train." So foamers now ride the 'special' train? Wish I could ride it.
The trip has an interesting, convoluted background. It took a while for all parties to sign off on it, and it is still not 'officially' happening, but that seems to be just a technicality at this point. The original trip included operations in and out of Phoenix, but due to a lack of suitable infrastructure there, and concerns about operating an 86 year old steam engine on BNSF's transcon, those plans were dropped.
Looks like a great trip! ENJOY!
Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:25 AM
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:17 AM
Entire length, end to end- Lake Shore Limited (Boston stub) (11/09), Downeaster (11/09) & Coast Starlight (10/11)
Partial- California Zephyr (SLC-EMY), Hiawatha, Cascades (SEA-PDX) & Acela (BOS-PVD)
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