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#1 Agent

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:19 PM

I saw the westbound California Zephyr at Agency, Iowa this evening.  Amtrak #5's first car was a Federal Railroad Administration test car.  It think it's the DOTX 221.

 



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 01:13 AM

Awesome capture A



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 03:53 AM

That consist will be departing emy Saturday and I will be onboard in the 632 car. Which I think is the sleeper on the end.


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 11:10 AM

Im on 6 now Emy-chi. Private car Yerba Buena is on the rear.


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 11:15 AM

Boy, Chicago teachers sure get a lot of time off!😄😄😄
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 01:04 PM

3 day weekend. . No longer in CPS. At Worth Junior high now. Much better. It's in Worth, IL.


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 01:36 PM

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Private car on 6


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 11:43 PM

Nice pic Steve and congrats on getting out of the CPS Cesspool!
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 11:40 AM

Thank you. A few updates. There was no FRA car on 6 departing Emy-chi. I asked a conductor or assistant conductor where the pv was going. He said it was being switched off in Denver.

There is a winter storm going through Denver tonight which will drop 6 inches of snow along I 25 corridor.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

Agent, I think I saw you today from 6. You were standing in the middle of a dirt road with a camera on a tripod. I was in the diner.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:30 PM

I was out there yesterday with a camera and a tripod.  But I was 1) next to a road, not in the middle of it, and 2) it was a gravel road, not a dirt road.

 



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:28 PM

It was a quick glimpse. Sorry about that. I was excited to see you after looking for you and not seeing you on previous trips.


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