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PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by chuchubob on Thu Jun 23 09:51:39 2011

Wednesday June 15 after arrival in Washington, before engine change


other engines awaiting their southbound trains






P42DC 54 and 63 replaced HHP-8 654 on train 91.



63 had problems, so 54 and 63 were replaced with 91 and 142, photographed during the crew change at Richmond.



My wife and I rode in Viewliner Sleeper 62029, which had been pulled out of the damaged line and rebuilt with Recovery Act money.


crew change at Orlando June 16


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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by arnine on Thu Jun 23 11:17:40 2011, in response to PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by chuchubob on Thu Jun 23 09:51:39 2011.

More nice work :) Thanks for sharing your trip :)

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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Thu Jun 23 11:22:35 2011, in response to PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by chuchubob on Thu Jun 23 09:51:39 2011.

Nice. How long was the trip from DC (wanna compare it to taking the plane).

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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Jun 23 11:42:08 2011, in response to PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by chuchubob on Thu Jun 23 09:51:39 2011.

Roomette or bedroom?

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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by chuchubob on Thu Jun 23 11:56:53 2011, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Thu Jun 23 11:22:35 2011.

3 PM to 12:34 PM
Flying is a little faster.

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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Thu Jun 23 11:58:16 2011, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by chuchubob on Thu Jun 23 11:56:53 2011.

I'm working on the wife to get her to agree to a long distance trip by train, she's getting annoyed that I don't want to go near an airplane (but won't say it for obvious reasons).

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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by chuchubob on Thu Jun 23 11:58:31 2011, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Jun 23 11:42:08 2011.

Bedroom.
You know that I think a roomette is too small for two people, although you do it all the time.

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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by seabeachexpress on Thu Jun 23 12:20:39 2011, in response to PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by chuchubob on Thu Jun 23 09:51:39 2011.

Very nice work. I am taking 97 to Deerfield Friday.. I have a Roomette. 91 just takes too long with the route via Raliegh, Hamlet and Columbia ( the "S" line )and the detour to Tampa with the back up move. You get a great view of the train at Auburndale on the sharp left turn toward Winter Haven ( if you are on the left side ).

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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Jun 23 14:43:00 2011, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by chuchubob on Thu Jun 23 11:58:31 2011.

You could just call it "intimate" and pass it off as a romantic excursion with your wife. Some flowers and chocolates should smooth over any residual friction. You could also just bring sufficient adult beverages to make the space issue go away.

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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by Fred G on Thu Jun 23 15:58:39 2011, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Jun 23 14:43:00 2011.

Those adult beverages postpone a lot of issues lol.

your pal,
Fred

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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by orange blossom special on Thu Jun 23 16:20:58 2011, in response to Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by Jersey Mike on Thu Jun 23 14:43:00 2011.

You'd have to buy a second roomette for the flowers and chocolate(singular).

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Re: PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Fri Jun 24 10:19:03 2011, in response to PHOTOS: Amtrak train 91 Silver Star, posted by chuchubob on Thu Jun 23 09:51:39 2011.

From the looks of things, you are having quite a good trip!!! Nice work!! :-)


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