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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 12/06/2009
|Amtrak Northeast Corridor Eddington Station Bensalem PA November 29 2009|
Last week it was announced that the Atlantic City Express Service, aka ACES, will pare down the number of trains running each week between NYC and the shore from 18 to 11. The Friday/Saturday/Sunday trains are contracted by several casinos in Atlantic City and operated by NJT personnel using NJT power and ACES bilevel cars. Debuting in February 2009, the economic downturn, regional competition and the time of year have contributed to a drop off in ridership even after fares were cut. Service may be restored in the spring, and the trains are supposed to run for at least three years.
On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Train 7181 speeds down the corridor with NJT P40DC 4803 on the point and an NJT ALP-44 on the hind end.
|Train 7182 with NJT ALP-44 4409 heading back to New York.|
|NJT P40DC 4800 on the tail end of 7182.|
|In between was a deadhead run from the MMC to 30th Street with GP40PH-2A 4146 leading.|
All pictures November 29 2009 Copyright © 2009 John P. Almeida
Photographs for personal use only. All rights reserved by original owner of image. Reproduction or redistribution in any form without express written permission is prohibited.
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