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#21 cirdan

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:49 AM

Looks like there is a Charger sitting in the building behind the Sprinter.


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seeing there is no overhead line, I guess they need a charger to charge the sprinter?


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

 

I had heard that there are bathrooms in the Amtrak AVS-64s, but not the SEPTA ones. Is that true? I was surprised to hear that any locomotives have bathrooms inside.

 
This is true. Amtrak units have toilets cause most runs that engineers have are over an hour and a half and engineers will use the bathroom during station stops. Septa doesn't believe in bathrooms. That was the worst part of working there. 
 
It's looking like June 1st is the debut of the Septic Sprinters in Revenue Service. 

That reminds me of some stories I've heard on steam locomotives. There is one man who was a legend Bill Purdie who was the head man over the Southern Railway Steam Program.

He had to go to the bathroom on the steam engine while it was running. So he went to the side and started using it off the side of the train. But forgot he was coming into a town. So while he was going he was waving to people lined up to see the train. He was a hoot.


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