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#21 KnightRail

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:18 AM

717 done and heading home.
Completed: 700, 701, 704, 707, 710, 711, 714, 717

#22 Thirdrail7

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:27 PM

703 is back in town, sporting a new paint job.


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#23 DevalDragon

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 01:05 PM

 

701 arrived in Chicago today, heading back home on the Lakeshore as soon as tonight.

Why did it take nearly two months to overhaul that locomotive?

 

Because it takes 2 months to overhaul a locomotive. How long did you think it would take?



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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:05 PM

Current roster: 700, 701, 703, 704, 707, 710, 711, 714, 716, 717 



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 12:49 PM

It sort of irks me that so many locos are getting the Phase III treatment. That color scheme was designed for P42 #145 to celebrate Amtrak's 40th Anniversary. Now it's on #822 and the majority of the P32s. It just makes it that much less special to see a Phase III loco. Could just be me, though...


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:16 PM

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#27 cpotisch

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:31 PM

It's just you.

Yeah, that sounds about right.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

I actually like the Empire Service livery. It's NY's dime, why not. At least they didn't get the let's b-slap DiBlasio Blue and Gold that the governor has been applying to all things NYS financed around the city. Even the plastic sticks between lanes in the QMT.



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:37 PM

Phase III has always been my favorite. Need I say more? :D



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:01 PM

I love Phase III, and hope that some day all LD cars are painted in it, but I just object to painting every P32 in what was supposed to be a one off Anniversary livery.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

Why don't they just paint every loco and car in the same color scheme?  Amtrak trains would look so much better if they were uniform. 


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:03 PM

Why don't they just paint every loco and car in the same color scheme?  Amtrak trains would look so much better if they were uniform. 


Amtrak serves many different states. They often have their own ideas. New York State was agreeable to this paint scheme and they paid for it.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:21 PM

 

Amtrak serves many different states. They often have their own ideas. New York State was agreeable to this paint scheme and they paid for it.

 

I realize that, but the rolling stock they use in many state supported services doesn't match the locos. 



#34 Thirdrail7

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:42 PM

That would be difficult unless the states own or provide their own pool of cars( such as NC). When they dont, they lease equipment from Amtrak and it comes from their general fleet.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:52 AM

Why don't they just paint every loco and car in the same color scheme?

Because Amtrak foamers would have one less thing over which to get their panties all in a wad.

 

But on second thought, then there'd always be the slight variations in color boundaries or the minute differences in color on the CIE color scale.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:19 PM

 

Why don't they just paint every loco and car in the same color scheme?

Because Amtrak foamers would have one less thing over which to get their panties all in a wad.

 

But on second thought, then there'd always be the slight variations in color boundaries or the minute differences in color on the CIE color scale.

 

 

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