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Amtrak Pullman Car

Unread postby Super Chief » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:02 pm

This morning the Eastbound Amtrak running thru Galesburg around 11am had a Pullman car on the rear lettered NXTRAIN. First time I had seen it, anybody know the history of it.
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Re: Amtrak Pullman Car

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:13 am

Super Chief wrote:This morning the Eastbound Amtrak running thru Galesburg around 11am had a Pullman car on the rear lettered NXTRAIN. First time I had seen it, anybody know the history of it.

It's a privately owned track geometry car that railroads lease to check the conditions of the track. Must be Amtrak is leasing it currently.
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Re: Amtrak Pullman Car

Unread postby NS3322 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:17 am

Did it look like the car in this video?


Video by A. Train.

Does anyone know which train it will go back on?
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Re: Amtrak Pullman Car

Unread postby Robertrains » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:28 am

NS3322 wrote:Did it look like the car in this video?


Video by A. Train.

Does anyone know which train it will go back on?

YO!!!! Is this car being pulled by a
GTW locomotive? Man, if so—I have to catch that NOW!!!!!!!! :shock:
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Re: Amtrak Pullman Car

Unread postby Buster Manning » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:10 pm

Uhh....too late Mr. Jackson....the car in question came into and left town yesterday on the 350-355 train set
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Re: Amtrak Pullman Car

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:19 pm

Buster Manning wrote:Uhh....too late Mr. Jackson....the car in question came into and left town yesterday on the 350-355 train set



Saw that Pullman on the head end of Amtrak Train 355 approaching the new Dearborn Station while I was in the parking of the Henry Ford Centwnnial library for the MRC meeting last night.
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Re: Amtrak Pullman Car

Unread postby KenB » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:21 am

If you would have come to The Michigan Railroad Club meeting you would have seen the car also the area behind the Preforming Arts Center has been cleard of all brush and trees opening up the shot.
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