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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, July 17, 2017 9:31 AM

schlimm
Great pics!  Thanks for sharing.  Did the B&O call those Speedliners?

https://www.classicstreamliners.com/npt-daylight-speedliner.html

Originally operated between Philadelphia & Pittsburgh and was truncated to Baltimore & Pittsburgh when the B&O eliminated passenger service East of Baltimore in April 1958.

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, July 17, 2017 10:02 AM

wanswheel

What is more amazing is that one manually operated crossing gate is down and it's companion is still in the raised position.

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Posted by wanswheel on Monday, July 17, 2017 10:51 AM

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2975379

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2944349

Excerpt from Baltimore Sun, Jan. 8, 1993

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-01-08/news/1993008201_1_budd-cars-diesel-cars-passenger-cars

"They are the last and oldest Budd car fleet in daily use in this country," says John Hankey, curator of the B&O Museum and a former railroad engineer…

"There was an interesting little quirk about car No. 9913," says Hankey, a former B&O-CSX engineer. "There was a low-level conspiracy about it on the railroad. Even though the name Baltimore and Ohio had ceased to be, the car's name was never painted over. Officials looked the other way. It was a sentimental thing."

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Posted by oltmannd on Monday, July 17, 2017 6:47 PM

zugmann

Maybe that's the whole idea with all the baggage cars?  No seats = lots of people room.

 

Mystery solved!  Cordwood.

 

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Posted by oltmannd on Monday, July 17, 2017 6:59 PM

daveklepper

So some seats have passengers trying to see the scenery though the posts between the windows?

Somebody better male that point to both bosses very quickly.

 

Good points.  Amtrak did do a bunch of heritage coaches back in the late 1980s for Harrisburg and Clocker service.  100 seats, rubber floors, no recline.  They were very tolerable for < 2hr trips.

If Amtrak can do legroom with the equivalent of airline 32" seat pitch,  that should be fine.  Airlines do less than that on their long haul 15 hour flights in coach.

 https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Delta_Airlines/Delta_Airlines_Boeing_777-200ER.php

 

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Posted by runnerdude48 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:28 PM

In my experience the passengers in the NEC could care less about the scenery.  The first thing some of them do when they get in their seats is to close the curtains to lessen the glare on their PC or tablet screens.  Some even choose the end seats that don't have any windows.  These days only railfans care about what is outside the windows.

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:06 PM

BaltACDC,

That is a nice looking RDC!

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:02 AM

runnerdude48

In my experience the passengers in the NEC could care less about the scenery.  The first thing some of them do when they get in their seats is to close the curtains to lessen the glare on their PC or tablet screens.  Some even choose the end seats that don't have any windows.  These days only railfans care about what is outside the windows.

 
The point is well-made.  Many NEC trains are not that different from suburban trains with a lot of work performed while riding to and from the job.
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