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#1 Seaboard92

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:43 PM

N&W 611
APR 22,23 Greensboro, NC-Roanoke, VA
May 6,7 Lynchburg, VA-Petersburg, VA
May 27-29 Roanoke to Lynchburg
May 27-29 Roanoke to Radford

NKP 765
Slight rumblings will update when Things go public.

SP 4449
Confirmed mainline run occurring. Not sure when or where. Summer

MILW 261
Confirmed mainline run occurring. Not sure where or when. Springtime. But definitely while 611 is running.

ATSF 3751
Nothing that I know of but last year before rebuild so you can expect to see it out somewhere.

SPS 700
Down for rebuild.

UP 844
Cheyenne Frontier Days Train. Summer.

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Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)

Steam Engines I've worked behind

Norfolk & Western No. 611

Nickel Plate Road No. 765

Southern Pacific No. 4449

 


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:15 PM

SP 4449
JUN 24
Portland to Bend. Return JUN 25

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Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)

Steam Engines I've worked behind

Norfolk & Western No. 611

Nickel Plate Road No. 765

Southern Pacific No. 4449

 


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:38 PM

NW 611
APR 8 Spencer to Lynchburg
APR 9 Spencer to Charlotte Douglas International
APR 9 Spencer to Greensboro

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Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)

Steam Engines I've worked behind

Norfolk & Western No. 611

Nickel Plate Road No. 765

Southern Pacific No. 4449

 


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for the info and the updates.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:21 PM

Your welcome

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Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)

Steam Engines I've worked behind

Norfolk & Western No. 611

Nickel Plate Road No. 765

Southern Pacific No. 4449

 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:18 AM

I'm putting #4449 on the front burner. They don't run many trips like this.. the last chance for a trip like this was 2011 I think.


Amtrak: - Coast Starlight*, Pacific Surfliner, San Joaquin*, Cascades*, Empire Builder*, California Zephyr*, Southwest Chief*, City of New Orleans*, River Cities, Illinois Zephyr*, Wolverine, Cardinal, Capitol Limited*, Lake Shore Limited, Downeaster, Acela Express*, Crescent*, Carolinian*, Silver Star*, Silver Meteor*, Maple Leaf* Texas Eagle.

 

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Iowa Pacific - Hoosier State*, and City of New Orleans Pullman*.   


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:43 AM

I'm putting #4449 on the front burner. They don't run many trips like this.. the last chance for a trip like this was 2011 I think.

Me too,just sent an email to be on the mailing list and ordered a new calendar!


Edited by hermit, 10 January 2017 - 02:02 AM.

Amtrak Routes taken

Coast Starlight(Lax-Sea)

California Zephyr(Emy-Chi)

Empire Builder (Chi-Sea)

Southwest Chief (Lax-Abq)

Pere Marquette(Chi-Grr)


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:52 AM

I had the opportunity to see 4449 in action as it made its way through my neck of the woods, Eastern Washington, as it was on its way to, if memory serves, Michigan in 2009. At one point, west of Spokane, it ran right along I-90, and the shoulder of the freeway was crowded with vehicles as their occupants stopped to get photos. The shoulders of interstate freeways are supposed to be for emergencies only; a rare chance for a photo op of a working steam locomotive sounds like an emergency to me!!!! :lol:


Edited by JayPea, 10 January 2017 - 05:52 AM.

Amtrak Routes Traveled: City of New Orleans, State House/Lincoln Service, Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Cascades, Crescent, Capitol Limited, Coast Starlight, Texas Eagle/Sunset Limited, Silver Meteor, Lake Shore Limited, Pacific Surfliner, Cardinal. 
Pre-Amtrak Routes Traveled: Empire Builder (Great Northern), North Coast Limited (Northern Pacific), Abraham Lincoln (Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio), City of Hinkle  (Union Pacific) Panama Limited (Illinois Central)
Bustitutions: Portland-Spokane (EB),Galesburg-Bloomington (CZ/Lincoln Service ) 
Amtrak Miles: 77509

Pre-Amtrak Miles: 8478
Bustitution Miles: 450
Excursion trains ridden:  Centralia and Chehalis Railroad, Mt. Hood Scenic Railroad, Alaska Railroad, 1880 Train (Black Hills Central RR) and trains at the Illinois Railway Museum, California Railway Museum, and the Monticello (IL) Railroad Museum.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:48 PM

Some of you may have heard some old time steam fans grudgingly accept the ALCO 'PA' diesel locomotive as "an honorary steam locomotive".....

well some wag I used to know back in Denver, referred to the Daylight 4449 as "an honorary diesel locomotive".... :lol:

(colorful streamlined livery, mars type headlight, air horn, etc.).....


Edited by railiner, 10 January 2017 - 10:49 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:02 PM

Chicago should beware the Ides of March. I think you will see a part of a route that people in Illinois historically had as a corridor up till 1978. And they would like to restore parts of this route as well. And it isn't quite the route they want as it isn't part of a Union crew.

Edited by Seaboard92, 15 March 2017 - 04:22 PM.

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Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)

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Norfolk & Western No. 611

Nickel Plate Road No. 765

Southern Pacific No. 4449

 


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

NKP 765 Berkshire
JUN 17,18 the Joliet Rocket
Joliet to Chicago. Upon arrival at La Salle street station passengers will detrain and will have a festive gala for passengers only. There will be live music, food, and costumed entertainers. Passengers are encouraged to wear their best vintage costume. There will be a prize for best dressed. Tickets start at 109. Two trains a day. I'll see you there.

More excursions to be announced later.
There will be another steam engine in Chicago around the same time.

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Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)

Steam Engines I've worked behind

Norfolk & Western No. 611

Nickel Plate Road No. 765

Southern Pacific No. 4449

 


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:40 PM

Sounds intriguing....any link to the flyer or source>


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:34 AM

Sounds intriguing....any link to the flyer or source>

Here you go.
https://fortwaynerai...date=2017-06-17

I look forward to seeing you there. I'll be working this trip.

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Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)

Steam Engines I've worked behind

Norfolk & Western No. 611

Nickel Plate Road No. 765

Southern Pacific No. 4449

 


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:34 PM

UP 844
4/18 Cheyenne to Rock Springs WY
4/19 Rock Springs to Pocatello, ID
4/20 display day Pocatello, ID
4/21 Pocatello to Gooding, ID
4/22 Gooding, ID to Boise, ID
4/23 display Boise
4/24 Boise to Pocatello
4/25 Pocatello to Ogden, UT
4/26 display Ogden, UT
4/27 Ogden to Rock Springs, WY
4/28 Rock Springs to Cheyenne, WY
No passengers on this trip.
More information for detailed times upsteam.com

College World Series
UP 844 will be at Union Pacific Home Plate at 12th and Cuming St
JUN 17 to JUN 28
There should be another steam engine in the area as well at the same time. Schedules to be posted soon.

Frontier Days Train
July 22 Denver to Cheyenne. This is a passenger excursion with tickets that aren't on sale yet.

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Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)

Steam Engines I've worked behind

Norfolk & Western No. 611

Nickel Plate Road No. 765

Southern Pacific No. 4449

 


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:26 AM

 

Sounds intriguing....any link to the flyer or source>

Here you go.
https://fortwaynerai...date=2017-06-17

I look forward to seeing you there. I'll be working this trip.

 

Arrrrrgggghhhh!

Going to a wedding on 17June.......it'l have to be on another trip.... :(


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

UP 844
4/18 Cheyenne to Rock Springs WY
4/19 Rock Springs to Pocatello, ID
4/20 display day Pocatello, ID
4/21 Pocatello to Gooding, ID
4/22 Gooding, ID to Boise, ID
4/23 display Boise
4/24 Boise to Pocatello
4/25 Pocatello to Ogden, UT
4/26 display Ogden, UT
4/27 Ogden to Rock Springs, WY
4/28 Rock Springs to Cheyenne, WY
No passengers on this trip.
More information for detailed times upsteam.com

College World Series
UP 844 will be at Union Pacific Home Plate at 12th and Cuming St
JUN 17 to JUN 28
There should be another steam engine in the area as well at the same time. Schedules to be posted soon.

Frontier Days Train
July 22 Denver to Cheyenne. This is a passenger excursion with tickets that aren't on sale yet.

So the Frontier Days Train is the only one that will be carrying passengers?

 

I would love to ride the train on 19 April, for the rare mileage over the Oregon Short Line segment, from Granger, Wy., to McCammon, Id......the part that the Pioneer never traveled, except for a rare detour due to a derailment, or some other disaster...

The City of Portland did travel that route...


Edited by railiner, 18 March 2017 - 09:37 AM.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:05 AM

Correct the only one accepting passengers is the frontier days train. And it is super hard to get a ticket for. In fact I believe it already has a waitlist

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Steam Engines I've worked behind

Norfolk & Western No. 611

Nickel Plate Road No. 765

Southern Pacific No. 4449

 


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:25 PM

Gee Chicago is going to be a steamy place in June. I'm hearing rumblings about a second engine in addition to NKP 765 coming in for Franklin park Rail Days. And it won't require Any Amtrak power of it runs like it has in the past.

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Steam Engines I've worked behind

Norfolk & Western No. 611

Nickel Plate Road No. 765

Southern Pacific No. 4449

 





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