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Amtrak 2017 Autumn Excursion October 14-15 up and down the Hudson


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#61 jis

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:15 PM

As someone said, for some of us, the fewer the leaves the better. :)



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:36 PM

Yeah....we seem to be lucky, weather-wise, for the fifth year, straight... :cool:

Although, for the leaf-peeper's on the train, I'm not so sure....

This seems to a year where the leaves will go from green to brown to ground.  :(  (reminds me of my "fall foliage" wedding almost 33 years ago).



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:10 PM

As someone said, for some of us, the fewer the leaves the better. :)

I hear that!  "Shake the trees, and rake the leaves!" :)    The less leaves, the better the view thru the trees....

I don't think people just looking for fall foliage, make up much of the passenger's...they could simply take a round trip on the Empire trains for a lot less..or better yet, drive to where the foliage is at its peak.

This is really just a train for us 'rare mileage fans'.....


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:36 PM

Here are the engines that will be on the 2017 Autumn Excursion

 

https://www.facebook...3&theater&ifg=1

 

So 642 will be used from NYP to Newark and then CP Empire to NYP through the Empire Connection Tunnel.

 

BTW I am taking 150 from NWK to NYP on Saturday morning.


Edited by jis, 12 October 2017 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:44 PM

I am not on FB....could you relate what it shows?   


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:09 PM

I am not on FB....could you relate what it shows?   

 

From one of many posts on FB

Amtrak Phase III Heritage Unit P42DC No. 145 leads KP-701 headed to New York for it's big day on Saturday and Sunday on the Autumn Express with Veterans ACS-64 No. 642 behind, Metroliner No. 9800, 2 cafes, and Phase I P42DC No. 156 in the back


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:41 AM

 

I am not on FB....could you relate what it shows?   

 

From one of many posts on FB

Amtrak Phase III Heritage Unit P42DC No. 145 leads KP-701 headed to New York for it's big day on Saturday and Sunday on the Autumn Express with Veterans ACS-64 No. 642 behind, Metroliner No. 9800, 2 cafes, and Phase I P42DC No. 156 in the back

 

Thanks!  :)  ......But what is KP-701? :unsure:


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:49 AM

 

 

I am not on FB....could you relate what it shows?   

 

From one of many posts on FB

Amtrak Phase III Heritage Unit P42DC No. 145 leads KP-701 headed to New York for it's big day on Saturday and Sunday on the Autumn Express with Veterans ACS-64 No. 642 behind, Metroliner No. 9800, 2 cafes, and Phase I P42DC No. 156 in the back

 

Thanks!  :)  ......But what is KP-701? :unsure:

 

Oh...think I found it...is it the symbol for a train from Bear, DE?


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:05 AM

I'll be on both trains.  I'll be wearing a purple sweater, an Adirondack Scenic Railway hat, and carrying an SPV railroad atlas.  Feel free to say hi.  :-)


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:21 AM

Okay....Ill look for you...I havent decided on my wardrobe yet :)

But Ill try to get a seat in the front car (rear leaving NYP)...
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

We'll be on board Saturday.

We try to get the seats at the bulkhead end of a car by the bathroom so that tiny Keith Richards has room to stand and wiggle around.

I'll have on jeans, flip flops, and probably a blue headband.  


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:23 AM

Still track 10?

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:20 AM

I hope so....Im aboard!
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:45 AM

I am in seat 16A in the last car departing NYP.

And we are off!

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Edited by jis, 14 October 2017 - 07:06 AM.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:33 AM

OS 805 14 OCT DP NYP 0804
OS 805 14 OCT AR NWK 0820 DP 0832
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:08 AM

OS 805 14 OCT Pass Ridgefield Park 1006
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

OS 805 14 OCT Cross NJ/NY Stateline 1026
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:55 AM

OS 805 14OCT Pass Newburgh 1157
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

Video by NJ RailFan of the Autumn Express at Ridgefield Park.

 



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:52 AM

OS 805 14 OCT Pass Kingston 1239
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