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MARC Charger Testing: Week of 15 Jan


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#1 Ryan

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:52 PM

From the Facebooks:

15 Jan, all of CSX-MARC (Camden/Brunswick)
16 Jan, Brunswick Line again
17 Jan, pair of round trips WAS-PHL

Consist will be both Chargers, pulling 3 K-cars.

READY THE CAMERAS!
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:07 AM

Yay!


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:21 AM

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Old meeting new...

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And then the Cardinal showed up for the party...
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 01:30 PM

Nice photos!



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:11 PM

Thanks!

Round two from the return trip south:

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:47 PM

I know it's testing and all, but what's the point of boarding up the door and having a ton of wires duct taped to the outside of the locomotive?


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:49 PM

Supposedly it's for all the test sensors and junk.

Another run WAS-PHL tomorrow, supposedly roughly the same 0900-0930 start time.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:15 PM

Why are they being run all the way to PHL and back?
<p>Routes Travelled: CL WAS-CHI, Card. CHI-WAS, Caro. CLT-RGH, CS SEA-LAX, CZ CHI-RIC, Cre. BAL-ATL, EB SEA-CHI, ES NYG/NYP-NFL, LSL BOS/NYP-CHI, ML ALB-NYP, NER FBG-RVR+WAS-BOS, PS LAX-ANA, Pen. NYP-PGH, Pie. RGH-CLT, SM ORL-NYP, SS FTL-NYP

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:37 PM

Duplicate post; please delete.

Edited by brianpmcdonnell17, 17 January 2018 - 11:37 PM.

<p>Routes Travelled: CL WAS-CHI, Card. CHI-WAS, Caro. CLT-RGH, CS SEA-LAX, CZ CHI-RIC, Cre. BAL-ATL, EB SEA-CHI, ES NYG/NYP-NFL, LSL BOS/NYP-CHI, ML ALB-NYP, NER FBG-RVR+WAS-BOS, PS LAX-ANA, Pen. NYP-PGH, Pie. RGH-CLT, SM ORL-NYP, SS FTL-NYP

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:36 AM

Easy way to pile some miles on the engines, plus MARC is going to get part of the way there some day.
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