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the Rohr Turbos

 

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The Rohr Turbos #150-163 - seven sets built 1976

based on the French design they were built by Rohr, under license
design included a third rail shoe to allow operation in Grand Central and Penn Station

These seem to have 9 lives - they seem to have had several lives



Renumbered in 2001 to not conflict with the new P-42s

Power cars/coaches will become 2130-2142 ( even numbers)
Power cars/Business Class will become 2131-2143 ( odd numbers)
Turboliner Cafe will become 2371-2389
Turboliner Coaches will become 2270-2290

150 has become 2130
158 has become 2158

? Utica NY
This was taken the day the Turboliner made it's debut in Upstate NY. It was on a promotional tour of the stations along it's route; spending an hour or so then heading off.
 1977   Michael Fullerton

151

 Bronx NY

1981

Joseph Testagrose
Power car 159 is in the lead, with the 151 trailing at the rear
July 3, 1995
Carl Weber
151  Penn Station
New York NY
 May 27,1998  Jeff Lubchansky
152  Rensselaer NY  July 1,1977  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose (cgp)
153  Peekskill NY  June 1979  Dick Leonhardt
153 Lacolle QU Canada
on a rainy summer day
June 21, 1977 Robert Eastwood
153  Rensselaer NY  July 1,1977  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose (cgp)
153 Spuyten Duyvil NY  May 5, 1981  photo by
Steve Zabel
 from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
153

 

on Conrail's Selkirk Branch (Mohawk River Bridge) in Pattersonville NY

Prior to 1978, Amtrak used this route between Hoffmans and South Schenectady due to the passenger
main (current routing) being out of service between Hoffmans and Carman. At South Schenectady
(MP 32), Amtrak would use the Carman Branch to reach the passenger main (at CP-156) to
Rensselaer. The distance between Hoffmans and South Schenectady is roughly 10 track miles.

The Schenectady passenger station (current Amshack) was not built until 1978, therefore, Amtrak served passengers at its "Colonie-Schenectady" station near milepost 149.

date unknown  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
154  Rensselaer NY  8-30-76  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
154  Montreal QUE Canada
Windsor St
 4-10-77  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
 154    April 1984  John Mech 
  154       from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
155
or
158
  Schenectady NY
outside the Super Steel Facility
before any lettering was applied
May 2000  John Mech
 155

 Schenectady NY

outside the Super Steel Facility

 June 3, 2000  Erik Morrell
156  Spuyten Duyvil NY  May 5, 1981  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
(sz)
156  Rensselaer NY  July 23, 1977  from the
collection of
Frank Szachacz
 157  Rensselaer NY  July 1, 1977  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose(cg)
157  Rensselaer NY  June 21, 1980  from the
collection of
Frank Szachacz
157 Rensselaer NY ?   unknown  Joseph R. Shopek
158  New Haven CT Jan 10, 1993   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
158

 Schenectady NY
outside the Super Steel Facility

 June 3, 2000  Erik Morrell
158

 Schenectady NY
outside the Super Steel Facility

 June 3, 2000  Erik Morrell
158

 Schenectady NY
outside the Super Steel Facility

 June 3, 2000  Erik Morrell
158

 Schenectady NY
outside the Super Steel Facility

 June 3, 2000  Erik Morrell
159

Croton North NY

March 6, 1977
 from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
(em)
159

 Poughkeepsie NY

 March 6, 1977
 from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
159

 LaColle QUE Canada

 August 27, 1977
 from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
(sz)
159

 Peekskill NY

 June 1979
 Dick Leonhardt

159

 New York NY
98th st

 1984

 Craig Zeni
Power car 159 is in the lead, with the 151 trailing at the rear.
July 3, 1995
Carl Weber

159

 Penn Station
New York NY

 February 1997

 Jeff Lubchansky

160

 Marble Hill NY

 May 5, 1981

 from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
(sz)
160  Marble Hill NY  May 6, 1981  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
(sz)
161  New York NY
125th Street
 May 8, 1981  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
(sz)
161  New York NY
98th st
 1984  Craig Zeni
161 Rhinecliff NY  unknown  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
161       from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose

162

  Peekskill NY

 June 21, 1979

 Dick Leonhardt
 163  Glenn Yard -
Westmont Quebec
 April 1977  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose (glh)
163  Rensselaer NY July 1, 1977 CG Parsons
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
163  Sputyen Duyvil NY  May 5, 1981  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose (sz)
 170

 Schenectady NY

outside the Super Steel Facility

 June 3, 2000  Erik Morrell
 172

 Schenectady NY

outside the Super Steel Facility

 June 3, 2000  Erik Morrell
 172

 Schenectady NY

outside the Super Steel Facility

 June 3, 2000  Erik Morrell
 183

 Schenectady NY

outside the Super Steel Facility

 June 3, 2000  Erik Morrell
 183

 Schenectady NY

outside the Super Steel Facility

 June 3, 2000  Erik Morrell


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