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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

Hi
I was curious to know if there will be any special locomotives on the San Joanquin route anytime soon. I would love to catch a p42 phase lll.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:18 PM

Hi
I was curious to know if there will be any special locomotives on the San Joanquin route anytime soon. I would love to catch a p42 phase lll.

By special locomotives, do you just mean the 40th Anniversary P42s?


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:20 PM

No. I just really want to catch a phase iii or something like that.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:25 PM

If anyone knows if there is a special locomotive, other than p42s or f59s or Siemens chargers, please comment.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:59 AM

There is only one Phase III P42, #145, so the likelihood of it ending up on the San Joaquin is pretty slim.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:07 AM

 Seimens Charger 2101 was pulling train 701 and pushing 704 last month.



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:16 AM

 Seimens Charger 2101 was pulling train 701 and pushing 704 last month.

He said other than P42s, F59s, or Siemens Chargers. He wants to see the Phase III P42 (#145).


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:14 AM

I saw another YouTuber that railfans the San Joanquin, and he caught AMTK 130, phase ll, on 713 a while ago, and I was wondering if it will be back.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:22 AM

My non-expert comment:

There is usually no rhyme or reason to the appearance of a particular locomotive on a train (except perhaps for a special event). If a locomotive change (maintenance, repair, etc.) is needed, they just grab the next one available for the train. 


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:24 AM

Here are four threads on AU that follow the whereabouts of the anniversary locomotives. Hopefully that's some help.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:28 AM

@FrensicPic, that's true.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:42 AM

Oh yea. Happy national train day everyone!!! (5/12/18)

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:43 AM

@FrensicPic, that's true.

So in other words, the likelihood that you catch the Phase III P42 (or any other special loco for that matter) is something like 1-in-290. Good luck!


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:50 AM

😂 Thanks @cpotisch. I will keep trying

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:58 PM

 

 Seimens Charger 2101 was pulling train 701 and pushing 704 last month.

He said other than P42s, F59s, or Siemens Chargers. He wants to see the Phase III P42 (#145).

 

 

How about Amtrak California Dash-8 #2051, Cabbage #90228, and Amtrak California F59PHI #2008 - all pulling Comet cars?

 



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:29 PM

@bcl Oh my gosh! I totally forgot about the dash 8s. Do you know what train it's on??

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:50 AM

Says it right there. San Joaquin 704 in Sacramento. It originates in Sacramento at 5:10 PM.

I also misidentified the cabbage number. Its Amtrak California 90225.

Amtrak California has two Dash-8s I believe. Ive seen them on Capitol Corridor.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:40 AM

@bcl I railfan around Bakersfield, and being out railfanning at like 10:00 at night is little late for me. Do you know if it will be switching routes?

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:57 PM

Amtrak California has two Dash-8s I believe. Ive seen them on Capitol Corridor.

Yep, 2. They are a rare sight.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:29 PM

 

Amtrak California has two Dash-8s I believe. Ive seen them on Capitol Corridor.

Yep, 2. They are a rare sight.

 

Don't know how many Dash-8s on the "coast" but, its not unusual to see a Dash-8 in the Coast Starlight consist behind a P-42.


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