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Modeling Amtrak Consist on the Keystone Line

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Modeling Amtrak Consist on the Keystone Line
Posted by Future4oo0 on Friday, June 08, 2018 7:04 PM

Would the following be appropriate representation as a consist for the modern keystone line? 

 

Amtrak #607 Siemens ACS-64 HO Locomotive w/DCC Sound by Bachmann

 

HO 85' Budd Amfleet I Business Coach,Amtrak/Ph VI by Bachmann

 

HO 85' Budd Amfleet I Coach Class, Amtrak/Ph VI by Bachmann

 

Walthers 920-14821 AMTRAK, Budd Metroliner Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) Parlor Car # 889,DCC & SOUND, HO 

For when they have to turn around in Philadelphia 

 

Thank you! 

- Andrew 

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Posted by NittanyLion on Friday, June 08, 2018 10:50 PM

If you want to get picky about it, none of the Metroliners still existed as Metroliners by the time the ACS-64s came into service.  They've been extensively modified to the point that they resemble the Amfleets more than their original lives as Metroliners.  Their pantographs, for instance, are long gone.  Plus, they were converted from coaches, not parlors.  Some parlors did get converted to coaches, but not to cabs.

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Posted by angelob6660 on Friday, June 08, 2018 11:40 PM

I know of two services. The Amtrak Keystone Corridor and Keystone Service. Since you're probably talking about the Keystone Service.

ACS-64 

4 Amfleet I coaches

Metroliner cab car (rebuilt)

I couldn't find any parlor or business cars. 

Modeling the G.N.O. Railway, The Diamond Route.

Amtrak America, 1971-Present.

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Posted by pajrr on Saturday, June 09, 2018 3:31 AM

The Keystone trains do not carry parlor cars. They are strictly coach trains. The only train between NY & Harrisburg with a businrss class car is the NY - Pittsburgh Pennsylvanian. The Pennsylvanian is diesel powered Phil - Pittsburgh and has 4 coaches, cafe car and a business class car. No cab car. The Keystone trains are ACS - 64, 4 Amfleet cars and a converted Metroliner car. By the way, due to safety concerns, seats are not sold for the Metroliner car. The train is sold as a 4 car train, even though they are actually 5 cars.

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Posted by nealknows on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:22 AM

Amtrak Cab Car

I grabbed a pic of this cab car in NY Penn Station last week...

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Posted by Future4oo0 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:42 AM

Thanks, I ended up purchasing a Budd Metroliner Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) Coach - Tsunami(R) Sound & DCC -- Amtrak(R) (Phase II: red, white, blue; Large Name)

to eventually convert it.

I work near Harrisburg, Pa so I will have to make a trip to see if I can get a good photo or two myself. 

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