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Amtrak's Corridor Clipper Inspection Car visits Cape Cod

On July 29, 2006, Amtrak's Corridor Clipper track geometry/inspection car made an appearance on the Cape, testing the tracks from Middleboro to Hyannis.  This car measures track geometry including low joints, rail elevation, curvature, etc. (and in electrified territory the dummy pantograph on top can measure for catenary inconsistencies).  The train was powered by MBTA F40 1017 on the south end, with MBTA coach 651, Amtrak 10002 Corridor Clipper, and MBTA control car 1516.  Click on any of the thumbnails below to view the full size image in a new window.

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MBTA F40 No. 1017 has arrived at Rte. 28 in Hyannis
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Amtrak's Corridor Clipper No. 10002
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Closeup of track inspection equipment
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A quick peek inside
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MBTA control car No. 1516 preparing to head north to home rails



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