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#721 west point

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:29 PM

Believe the 2 P-42 behind Chargers are pointed wrong way so they can lead Chargers to test center.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:12 PM

Believe the 2 P-42 behind Chargers are pointed wrong way so they can lead Chargers to test center.


Close. But no cigar. The lead units are a back to back set. Meaning those units will take the chargers to TTCI and the elephant style units which at the time are 5 and 6 in the consist will take the train to Chi town. So all they'll have to do is chop off the two leaders and the chargers.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:04 AM

What was that chasing right after the SWC?



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:41 AM

BNSF inspection train, there are three main lines there, so my guess is it was on the center track.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:15 AM

It was definitely on one of the two further tracks out.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:43 PM

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

Is it just me or is the Blue & Yellow on the Caltrans Charger different then the colors used on the cars?

 

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:26 PM

I recall a while ago a poster on here said that he confirmed with LOSSAN that the majority of the F59phi's on the Surfliner would be replaced by Chargers. We're now seeing Chargers coming out in California paint and not Surfliner paint. So, was that not true? Or will we also see Chargers in Surfliner paint?



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

Would like to see some in Illinois with some kind of paint . . .

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:58 PM

It may be lost in the jumble of this thread, but is there a projected revenue date for any charger?


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:07 PM

Negative. 


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:44 AM

July on Brightline mini-inauguration between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. September all the way to Miami.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:52 AM

I can barely read the black numbering on the blue paint! Surely that must run afoul of some rule...

 

Also interesting that they're Caltrans branded and not Amtrak California branded.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:04 AM

The Chargers for the Pacific Surfliners were an add on to the original order. They will be delivered later in the production run.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:29 PM

Video from yesterday by YouTube user MobileRailSpotterRxR showing Caltrans Charger CDTX 2105 in Sacramento being delivered.

 



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:18 PM

This video was taken yesterday by YouTube user Caltrain927 in Oakland, California.  Starting at the 6:53 mark, it shows a test run with CDTX 2101 on one end and CDTX 2103 on the other.

 


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:52 PM

sure seems those Chargers are neighbour friendly noise wise:-)



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:50 PM

Those lights are BRIGHT. 



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:21 PM

Ok, does anyone know what the ditch light frequency is? To be clear, I don't mean the flickering when each light is on, I mean how often they alternate. And what is the bell repetition frequency? The OCD in me hates it that they aren't synchronized, but the physicist in me will help the OCD in me if he knows what the relationship is.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

Those lights are BRIGHT. 

 

I can testify to that on the Sprinters. 


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