Unusual Visitor to Kingston Station
AMTK 46 ('Connection America for 50 Years' P42DC) sits on an eastbound extra stopped at Kingston Station about 4;15 this afternoon. I heard an air horn and the rumbling of the diesel too early for it to be westbound 175. A photographer who knew the train was coming and had a better position on the track 1 platform told me the extra was testing a cab signal software upgrade before it can be applied to the P42 fleet. Most of the reports on HeritageUnits.com called this a geometry extra, one reporter called it a PTC extra; the latter seems a bit closer to the mark, if my informant was correct. Train was to terminate in Boston; 2nd car in 3 car consist is a sleeper. I do not know when they start tomorrow and where they will be headed.
Photographed by Warren Beckwith, July 20, 2021.
Added to the photo archive by Warren Beckwith, July 20, 2021.
Railroad: Amtrak/Northeast Corridor.
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