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by twropr
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 19517

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021

Did anyone see Amtrak 958 today - left Chicago at 10 am CST for Pontiac, testing ITCS braking
Should go back tomorrow
Andy
by twropr
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 19517

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021

A video posted on Train Orders shows train 952 leaving Chicago led by Charger 4620. It has two new coaches, Amtrak Exhibit Car Pacific Bend, two more coaches and Charger 4608. I assume the new cars are coaches, but could not read any numbers or car descriptions on their sides. With an engine on each...
by twropr
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 19517

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021

the engine on 351 had an ITCS failure and the trains were combined beyond
Andy
by twropr
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: CSX scottslawn secondary
Replies: 76
Views: 47637

Re: CSX scottslawn secondary

Is the Scottslawn Sec still unsignaled with max speed 49 MPH?
Probably one of the busier TWC-dispatched lines in the US
Andy
by twropr
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Why Amtrak not running 110 MPH
Replies: 12
Views: 7480

Why Amtrak not running 110 MPH

There was an interesting article in November TRAINS where the author claimed that Amtrak has not increased speeds between Town Line and Kalamazoo because the track work was not done. I thought the track work completed during the fall of 2017 would do it, and I've heard that the ITCS in service east ...
by twropr
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 55074

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

#352 was stuck for about four hours at Gary due to one of the new Chargers overheating.
Andy
by twropr
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Amtrak PTC in Chicago
Replies: 2
Views: 3642

Amtrak PTC in Chicago

Amtrak recently issued a press release that advised about a mile of PTC had been placed in service on their Chicago Terminal Sub. From Union Station north to CP-Canal is .57 mi. and from Union Station south to CP-21st St is 1.64 mi. That is a total of 2.21 mi. If a mile was recently installed, was t...
by twropr
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 63
Views: 55074

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Anyone know why 354 and 364 were over 4 hrs late on Sunday the 19th?
Andy0k
by twropr
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak ticket agents
Replies: 78
Views: 43135

Re: Amtrak ticket agents

Has the agent been reinstated at East Lansing? Are there still agents airport Huron or Flint? What a shame about Kzoo- back in 1994 when Irode my first Wolverine the conductor told me that Kzoo had the busiest patronage of any intermediate station
Andy
by twropr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN on the ground in Detroit.
Replies: 16
Views: 6233

Re: CN on the ground in Detroit.

What was the symbol of the derailed train? Were the Wolverines turned on a wye at West Detroit?
Thanks
Andy
by twropr
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Holiday Trains
Replies: 25
Views: 9294

Re: Amtrak Holiday Trains

How many cars were being run on Wednesday's WOLVERINES?
Thanks!
Andy
by twropr
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS 121 Delaying Amtrak
Replies: 1
Views: 5729

NS 121 Delaying Amtrak

On Friday the 13th 121 blocked Milwaukee Jct. for about three hours, delaying Amtrak 352 and 355. Does this train work at North Yard? Am wondering if he had a long train that was left on the main while making a pickup or setoff?
Thanks!
Andy
by twropr
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 14345

Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Anyone know what happened to #355 tonight? It left Royal Oak 3 minutes late but arrived Detroit 3 hours late. It just left Dearborn at 9:37 PM. Amtrak Twitter said it was freight train interference. I attempted to listen to the radio stream on Broadcastify; however, the broadcaster from that area d...
by twropr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN 121
Replies: 4
Views: 6118

Re: CN 121

blueheron13 wrote:I'm guessing you heard NS 121 going through Milwaukee Junction. No CN 121s around here.
Thanks BH,
I thought Milwaukee Jct was CN (GTW). Does NS (Wabash) or Conrail cross there, or would an NS train be operating over CN trackage rights?
Thanks!
Andy
Jacksonville, FL
by twropr
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN 121
Replies: 4
Views: 6118

CN 121

Where does CN symbol freight 121 originate and terminate? The websites I've pulled up show a Q121 intermodal from Halifax to Toronto; however, the one I heard on the Detroit radio feed was at Milwaukee Jct. (Detroit),
Thanks!
Andy
by twropr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 14345

Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Are there stil Amfleet cars on the Wolverines?
by twropr
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Updates - August 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 10879

Re: Amtrak Updates - August 2019

Does anyone know why #353 was not operated on Friday the 2nd? I wonder if its equipment was picked up by #355?
Andy
by twropr
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 11375

Re: Amtrak July 2019

Any chargers still powering Wolverines?
Andy
by twropr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 36863

Re: ITCS

A contact at MDOT told me that Chargers are supposed to start running today on Wolverines from Chicago and Friday on the Blue Water. Let me know if this occurs. Andy Is there any indication on a train/ date that will have the first “charger revenue run” to this point. Mainly wondering if it will lea...
by twropr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 36863

Re: ITCS

Amyone know if ITCS has been extended east of Kalamazoo. Someone told me new ITCS signs have been installed in Battle Creek at Gord and Barron. MDOT told me that ITCS was operational between Town Line and Kalamazoo on April 6. I saw a bulletin that showed the speed restriction through Albion is all...