Tagged With "Amtrak"

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MTH Railking Amtrak MP15DC

GenesisFan99 ·
Looking to purchase an MTH Railking MP15DC, product #30-2938-1. If you have one, email me at peter.dellaflora@servitehs.org. Thanks, Peter
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Yet Another Amtrak Retirement

GenesisFan99 ·
Today is a very sad day for all of the fans of the Coast Starlight. Today marks the final northbound run from Los Angeles to Seattle with Amtrak's ex-Santa Fe Hi-Level Lounges. All 5 remaining cars in service will likely be retired upon arrival from Seattle. The final Southbound run and final run ever departs Seattle on February 4th. I'm not sure what will happen to them, all we can hope is none meet the scrapper's torch or sit to rot in a yard. Supposedly, there are to be 2 Parlour Cars on...
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Deaths, injuries reported after Amtrak, CSX trains collide in South Carolina

trainroomgary ·
Deaths, injuries reported after Amtrak, CSX trains collide in South Carolina Lexington County emergency officials responding to the scene where an Amtrak train collided with a CSX freight train in Cayce, South Carolina early Sunday morning. (Lexington Sheriff) At least two people were killed early Sunday when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina. About 50 people were transported from the scene with injuries, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's...
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Ex-Conrail, Amtrak 145, and a stone train at Harrisburg (video)

pittsburghrailfan ·
A video of a few Norfolk Southern trains passing by the Harrisburg Amtrak station this past summer. Highlights include an ex-Conrail Dash 8 leading a light engine move, two SD60Is on a stone train (with slack action) and Amtrak's Phase III Heritage unit, #145, pausing at Harrisburg while leading the Pennsylvanian .
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Lionel Amtrak F40PH Cabbage Units

ericstrains.com ·
Hi folks, Here's my latest product review video. I hope you find it useful and informative. Enjoy! Thank you, Eric Siegel
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NS 999 status 2018

NS6770Fan ·
So everyone, Last week, I saw NS 999 sitting in the Roanoke shop area on a display track next to a road. The four number boards are out of the unit. I understand that it was up for auction in Roanoke at one point, but subsequently taken out. I also understand that this unit was a failed prototype that had 1.4 million dollars spent on it. Why is this piece of unique equipment just sitting instead of maybe being used or at least revised? I think that technically, if NS wanted, they could...
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F/S Lionel Amtrak 8664 Alco Diesel

Topo87 ·
Selling a Lionel Amtrak 8664 Alco Diesel. It runs and is in decent condition. There is some surface rust popping through on the frame. I am looking for $50 plus shipping obo. Send me a message if you have any questions
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Motherboard Needed for MTH 20-20303-1 Amtrak P42

AmtrakNickFilms ·
The motherboard on my MTH Premier 20-20303-1 Amtrak P42 #156 died on me recently and I am looking to find another one. Since MTH does not sell board to commercial customers, does anyone know a good train parts retailer that may have boards in stock for this type of engine ? Thanks! Nick
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Amtrak may use buses for part of LA-Chicago trip & NOW the California Zephyr

trainroomgary ·
Amtrak may use buses for part of LA-Chicago trip Travelers may no longer be able to take the train from Chicago to Los Angeles – and through a long stretch of northeastern New Mexico. Buses would take travelers for more than 400 miles of the route. Amtrak is considering interrupting the route of the famous Southwest Chief passenger train due to what the public train service said in a statement to the Journal are “significant host railroad costs.” Instead of traversing the entire 2,265-mile...
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Amtrak F40PH #307 Updates

LionelLegend ·
Hi I have seen 307 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum for a while now and was wondering if anyone knows what they are going to do with it. I would love if they could restore it to operating condition even though it looks bad on the outside but I’d be fine if they at least cosmetically restore it. Thanks
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MTH Premier Amfleets Replacment Handrails

Ricky S ·
Hello, I have MTH Premier Amfleets and I noticed that one of the handrails had fallen off. They are very small, so it's almost impossible to find them. Is there a way I can get replacement ones or make them myself? Thank you, Ricky
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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's Purchase of Zephyr Cars

TrainMan1225 ·
Northeast Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has recently announced that it has purchased 4 historic California Zephyr Passenger Cars: dome-coach Silver Lariat , dome-sleeper-observation Sliver Solarium , baggage car Silver Peak , and sleeper Sliver Rapids . These cars will be transported to the railroad via Amtrak, and will join the railroad's former-Zephyr dome car Sliver Bronco . These will immediately be put into service upon arrival, and will first be seen on the railroad during...
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Amtrak Acela or NEC train?

rrman ·
We will be traveling from Boston to Philadelphia 30th street station to visit the in laws and outlaws. The difference is five vs six hours travel time which is not important to us retirees . Any recommendations as which is better: ride, noise, seating, comfort, scenery, etc
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Amtrak ups its food game for long-haul riders

trainroomgary ·
Amtrak ups its food game for long-haul riders A month after revamping the menus on its Northeast Corridor route, Amtrak is now beefing up its Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited sleeping car food choices with, among other things, beef. Starting this week, customers will get a hot entrée option in addition to chilled meals. More: Trains, glorious trains: Best ail photos and galleries Now for lunch and dinner, they can order slow braised beef short ribs in a red wine and beer sauce. It is...
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Price Drop MTH New RK Amtrak Amfleet Coach 2 CAR Set and a K-Line WP smoking Caboose

maint ·
Rail King Amtrak 2- car coach set 30-6504 still new in the box was $75 now $65 plus shipping K-Line Western Pacific smoking caboose, Like New was $35 now $30 plus Shipping My e mail is in my profile. PayPal please family and friends
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Weekend at the Movies 17 August 2018!

pittsburghrailfan ·
Happy Friday everyone! It's been a long, long time since I or anyone else posted this thread, so I thought I'd give it another go-around. If you have never posted on this thread before, it's pretty simple: embed or upload a video (or more than one) of your own creation to this thread. I'll update the title and (hopefully) post new videos every Friday. That said, this week I have two videos. The first is a short clip showcasing the newly finished postwar layout at the D.A.R.E. Model Railroad...
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Toys for Tots is getting derailed by Amtrak. Will no longer provide it’s trains for Toys for Tots

trainroomgary ·
Toys for Tots is getting derailed. Amtrak will no longer provide its trains for Toys for Tots, a program that delivers Christmas gifts to underprivileged children every year. Amtrak said the charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve doesn't fit with new policies about charter trains — leaving some local Toys for Tots chapters scrambling for a new way to spread holiday cheer. "It's gonna make it more difficult," retired Gunnery Sgt. Albert Roman Jr., the Toys for Tots...
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Lionel Amtrak F40PH

ericstrains.com ·
Here's my latest product review. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. \ Thanks, Eric Siegel
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My railroad is complete with this acquisition.....I think......(UA Turbo Train)

AMCDave ·
I have wanted a United Aircraft Turbo Train since Bachmann made one in the 1970's when I was in HO scale. The model was awful....rode high like a 4 X 4 truck, power unit and coaches were different heights and from what the magazines said did not run or track well. All this and the high price of $29.99 meant I never got one. Jump to 2010 and MTH announces a 3 rail O scale UA Turbo Train. Again I wanted one. The $1000 for a 5 unit train was more than I had paid for a model train and just not...
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Our Newest Backdrops Soon To Be Released

railroadbackdrops.com ·
As we await the soon to be released version 2.0 of our website at RailroadBackdrops.com we are showing off 5 of our newest backdrops scenes. While these are not yet available on our site you be the first to get them NOW and you can order them directly by calling us at 800-216-9202 between 11am and 11pm Eastern Time. Whether you visit the website or call us directly let us know you found us in O Gauge Railroading by using discount code OGR100 at checkout for a 20% discount! While on the site...
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Lionel Amtrak Cab car. 6-35454 WANTED TO BUY

DohertyNJ ·
Looking for Lionel Amtrak Cab car. 6-35454 Email in Profile
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Michigan Central Depot • August 14, 2019 Update • Amtrak going to Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦

trainroomgary ·
Ford Motor Co. in talks to buy Michigan Central Depot March 20, 2018 • Detroit News is reporting that, Ford Motor Co. is exploring ways to become a major presence in Corktown, including possibly acquiring the Michigan Central Depot, The potential move to the long vacant train station would simultaneously resurrect the most visible symbol of Detroit’s decline, and make the 114-year-old automaker a major player in the city’s rebirth. The last time I took the Amtrak from this station was 1989 -...
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Amtrak to stop operating special trains and charter moves!

645 ·
Just announced today on TRAINS NewsWire is that Amtrak at the end of April will no longer operate special trains or charter moves: http://trn.trains.com/news/new...trains-charter-moves This is not good news for those organizations which operate mainline trips under Amtrak auspices - just one more obstacle to overcome if that's even possible as I understand Amtrak is the main reason the few public mainline excursions even run in recent years. Please note this is for ALL excursions - not just...
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MTH Premier Amtrak #99 Genesis 20-20759-1

southernryamtrakfan ·
If you have this Amtrak Genesis diesel and would be ready to part with it let me know your price, condition and shipping to Nashville 37211. email in my profile. Thanks.
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Re: Will a 6-35454 Amfleet CAB Control End car run on 0-36/0-31?

phillyreading ·
I am not sure if both will make it through the 036 curve, as it might be pushing the limit. I had a set of Atlas 21 inch Amtrak passenger cars and they needed 042 curves and an SD-45 or equivalent engine's wheelset. My GP-9 worked ell with the 21 inch Amtrak cars until the curves, then it derailed everytime, coupler end play was what I forgot to take into consideration, so 'you may have' a similar problem. I don't know much about the Lionel dash 9 diesel engine and what it may pull behind...
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Re: Will a 6-35454 Amfleet CAB Control End car run on 0-36/0-31?

Ed Powers ·
it will but it looks weird on the curves, sticks out way to much. I run mine on 072 track and they work fine. Ed P.
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Re: Will a 6-35454 Amfleet CAB Control End car run on 0-36/0-31?

DM&E_Bobby ·
They run fine on O36, but BEWARE, the overhang is pretty severe. You'll need lots of clearance on either side of the tracks. I normally run mine on O48 curves and it looks much better.
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Re: Will a 6-35454 Amfleet CAB Control End car run on 0-36/0-31?

base11 ·
Amfleet cars (18 inch) have noticeable overhang on 72" curves
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

Lee Willis ·
Oh, that is so cool. I love long trains. Big palm trees they have along that route, too.
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

sp2207 ·
Great job, I know how you feel when you say "It's been three years since I started this in earnest" I have been at it for that long also.
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

86TA355SR ·
Outstanding! You're a true focused modeler! Proud of you for sticking it out!
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

RailRide ·
...And now I think I've finally filled in all the missing details in the top post, save for the name of the one York dealer who normally occupies the left side of the north wall of Silver Hall, where I got the transition sleeper. ---PCJ
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

Wood ·
That is a beautiful train. Your video doesn't give it justice. I'd love to see that train hauling around a layout.... Now that you have the consist "git" that layout done.... I have a Lionel set. Amtrak Dash 9 with three superliners and two of the MTH Auto carriers. I wish Lionel would make a Genesis. I do love running the unit on my rails. It looks so beautiful. The superliners are so spectacular looking.
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

Pine Creek Railroad ·
PCJ, Way cool train, now that was worth the wait! PCRR/Dave
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

pittsburghrailfan ·
Awesome. To quote one forum member: Wish I Had A Bigger Layout.
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

Boilermaker1 ·
Buy a PS1 genesis, PS2 upgrade it, then swap shells, pilots, side frames and fuel tanks with the Phase V dummy. The proper length MTH models look so much better (and also don't have the long-gone eyebrow strobes). I saw the whole shebang done once in N, it was pretty endless, even in N. You'd need a good size modular layout to make it look right in any scale.
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

Former Member ·
This sure was a labor of love. You have produced amazing results and for that you are to be congratulated. This is a beautiful passenger train in every respect. Well Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

bigtruckpete ·
That is AWESOME! Talk about a super long passenger train. I can't wait to see more videos of your very impressive accomplishment!
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

Forrest Jerome ·
having ridden on that train, i can tell you that your recreation is very sharp. nicely done!
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

Putnam Division ·
Beautiful! Peter
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

F30MSport ·
Nice one!
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

leavingtracks ·
Very nice.... I too am putting together an Autotrain so this is inspiring! Alan
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Re: Finally got my Auto-Train running

AGHRMatt ·
Very impressive work.
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Re: Amtrak Auto Train Family Adventure

Murnane ·
Thanks all, we had a fantastic time on the train ride down, and at Disney/Universal. We must have ridden the Disney train twenty times over the week, unfortunately I didn't get to see the roundhouse or take the "train tour". We began our drive home yesterday and my wife and I were oh-so-close to just pulling the car into the Sanford station, but we toughed it out and we're almost home now via i95. All the best...Rich
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Re: Amtrak Auto Train Family Adventure

Spence ·
Very neat videos. A lot of smiles.
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Re: HD Layout BLOG Series: I'VE MOVED! Caboose Whistle, CSX Heritage Caboose, MTH F59PHI

BradF ·
Nice video. Good luck with your new home and layout. Brad
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Re: Viewliner II's on Parade

JohnB ·
PCJ Boy those people in that one coach had a lot of freaking luggage! Thanks for posting. Amrack heritage units look great. JohnB
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Re: Viewliner II's on Parade

PRR Man ·
its nice to see SOMETHING new in Amtrak livery!
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Re: Viewliner II's on Parade

Spence ·
Nice.
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Re: Viewliner II's on Parade

VistaDomeScott ·
MTH.... how about some sets of Viewliners finally? 5 car sets, 1 Baggage, 1 Diner, 3 Sleepers. I have been requesting the Viewliners in O Scale for decades. Maybe now that the fleet includes baggage cars and increased numbers of diners and sleepers out in the Amtrak system, MTH or someone will make these.
 
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