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  1. If it's not ATC or Automatic Train Control, it's CBTC. Communications Based Train Control.
  2. Acela150

    Solari Board at PHL

    https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/02/14/new-video-board-installed-at-30th-street-station-replacing-beloved-flipboard/
  3. Acela150

    Solari Board at PHL

    Folks, It appears that the Solari Board at PHL is in it's last days. A reliable source stated that Replacements are in house somewhere. GET YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEO!!!!!
  4. It does. But it's very lightly used from what I've seen.
  5. That could mean a whole lot of things.
  6. I'm interested to hear the reason behind this.
  7. Acela150

    AEM7 Retirement

    I would guess and take this with a grain of salt please. The CZ. As for when? Perhaps an insider could enlighten us.
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    RFP issued for Amfleet I replacement

    Like I said, ride on the head end in one of these and then you'll understand. It's really hard to explain. This is a case of once you see it, you'll understand.
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    RFP issued for Amfleet I replacement

    IMO the Metroliner Cab Cars are death traps. When you ride on the head end of these cars like I have you'll understand what I'm saying. IF a trainset with cab cars at one end is selected, I'd like to see some serious safety enhancements.
  10. From HOLLY interlocking to PHIL interlocking is all 4 tracks. So about 4 or 5 miles north of Wilmington to 3 and a 1/2 outside of PHL is all 4 tracks. Agreed. I used to take Roosevelt Blvd to work everyday. There are several red light cameras along the roadway. I would witness the Red Light Camera take photos of cars when the light was green.
  11. Friday on 2160 and today on 173 I noticed what appeared to be a protect motor stored on a stub track Railroad West of Seacaucus. Is this a new practice? I'm used to a protect motor and Dual Mode sitting in A interlocking. If a protect motor has been placed in Seacaucus it seems like an odd location. It appears that the motor was crew less. Which isn't a shock.
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    Solari Board at PHL

    You also missed the very first sentence of the post.
  13. Hi All, I was hoping to be able to go to the day on the hill with NARP this year, but things are a bit wacky money wise here, so I'll have to pass this year. In the coming days I will be drafting a letter to send to my local representatives. The letter will be addressing the current leadership team that is in place at Amtrak from the Board, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Gardner, etc. I will also be addressing possible ways to help secure funding for Amtrak on a long term basis. I am turning to my AU friends for some facts regarding the current leadership team that are of concern to you. Basically things that need to be addressed. Anything that you can think of would be much appreciated.
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    Solari Board at PHL

    To me you're implying that ridership has dropped because of the removal of the flowers, PPC, etc.
  15. I'll put it this way. Those Speed apps aren't entirely reliable. I once had an app tell me my Acela was going 330mph. I can personally guarantee you that the speedometer in the lead motor didn't get much over 110 mph. PTC trumps your 125 mph theory.
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    RFP issued for Amfleet I replacement

    Meaning they need serious work. One of them being 601 from the 188 incident. 627 from the 89 incident. And the two others I don't know about.
  17. Acela150

    RFP issued for Amfleet I replacement

    Some are in Wilmington for standard repairs. Some in DC, PHL, Sunneyside, NHV, BOS. Basically up and down the Corridor. Which according to a post from ThirdRail has ceased as NJTRO has taken over again.
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    AEM7 Retirement

    A guess says it's going to Bear for storage.
  19. Acela150

    Solari Board at PHL

    So let me get this straight? You think that ridership at the 3rd busiest Amtrak Station in the nation will drop because of the removal of the Solari Board? Yeah that makes sense. [emoji849] Ridership didn’t decline because they removed flowers from the dining cars. That’s just insane if you think that is a legit reason why ridership declined. A legitimate reason is that the train was annulled for 3 days, etc. NOT the removal of flowers.
  20. Friday 2/8 Amtrak Throughway Partner Bieber Bus based in Kutztown, PA abruptly shut down citing rising costs and low ridership numbers. Passengers were left stranded in NYC, Philadelphia, and in different areas of the Lehigh Valley. To make things worse it seems that Bieber Bus Employees weren't getting paychecks for a few weeks either. Bieber bus owes the Port Authority some $200,000 for usage fees at PABT. https://6abc.com/travel/bieber-transportation-group-in-pa-shuts-down-without-warning/5129822/ http://www.wfmz.com/news/berks/bieber-cancels-all-bus-service-until-further-notice/1006707700 https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-bieber-cancels-bus-service-20190208-story,amp.html
  21. I’m going to stop you there. Heritage equipment was and is limited to 110 mph and runs under train type “C” on the NEC. ACSES would have put the train into a penalty application if the engineer even tried to reach 125 mph. And you may say that ACSES the PTC was put into effect in late 2015. But there were sections of the corridor where ACSES was in service. Those areas are where the Acela trainsets reach speeds over 125 mph. Which at the time before ACSES was corridor wide was the entire shoreline past New Haven to Boston. And in New Jersey as well as parts of Delaware and Maryland.
  22. Yes. Bieber bus was a partner with Amtrak to get passengers to and from the Lehigh Valley.
  23. Why does everyone make such a big deal out of this? It's not going to save much time. A couple of seconds at best. And the only place they'd hit 125 is on the corridor. Unless there are some other sections of Railroad that Amtrak Long Distance Trains use that reach 125 mph. If they were certified for 125 mph they would already be running 125 mph.
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    Solari Board at PHL

    Two photos from it's last full day of service.
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