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What train did I just see?

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:10 PM

In East Haven, CT, around 11:30am, I saw an Amtrak engine pulling four rail cars that said something to the effect of "Courtesy of the Connecticut DOT".


What was this?  Too far east for Metro North.  Pulled by an Amtrak engine but definitely not Acela or a Regional.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

Connecticut purchased several locomotives from Amtrak for their commuter service on the NEC, that sounds a lot like what you described.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:58 PM

Thanks, I thought that purchase never panned out.  Thanks for the info!

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:01 AM

Those are the Shore Line East commuter trains that run from New Haven to New London. You will see the Amtrak engines wit them and some other engines in vintage NHRR livery.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:25 PM

they have a bunch of P40s that all started with Amtrak, but some of them did a stint at NJT before they made it CT  The NH painted ones are GP40 type

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