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by PerRock
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Web Site updates, questions, and suggestions
Topic: Website overhaul
Replies: 25
Views: 10462

Re: Website overhaul

Just a little annoyance from me on the redesign (otherwise I'm fine), I dislike that the Undread/New/etc is now hidden behind the quicklinks menu... Unread is the most commonly used button for me on the site.

peter
by PerRock
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: New Amtrak Acela to pass thru Ohio
Replies: 0
Views: 2872

New Amtrak Acela to pass thru Ohio

The new Alstom-built Acela will be passing thru Ohio tonight on it's way to Peublo. Amtrak has not given a eta, but it was due to leave Buffalo at noon. https://www.toledoblade.com/local/transportation/2020/02/16/amtrak-next-generation-high-speed-acela-train-to-pass-through-toledo/stories/2020021611...
by PerRock
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 33018

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Train 351 was about a half hour late passing by my house at MP 22.5 on CN's Holly Sub this morning, going very slow. Train 353 was about 50 minutes late out of Pontiac passing the house at speed. But it had a P42 leading a Charger on the head end, elephant style and no locomotive on the rear. Maybe...
by PerRock
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann Arbor question
Replies: 5
Views: 2986

Re: Ann Arbor question

chapmaja wrote:Sitting at the AA Amtrak station is the best bet (if they haven't gone to metered parking yet, which they may have).
It's been metered for a long time now, however it's not heavily enforced... the "long term" lot on the other side of the tracks is unmetered.

peter
by PerRock
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann Arbor question
Replies: 5
Views: 2986

Re: Ann Arbor question

There isn't too much that goes thru Tree Town. You can camp out along the Michigan Line (the East-West line) for an Amtrak train; there are 6 scheduled & stop in A2, so just look on the Amtrak website for the next one stopping in town. Norfolk Southern occasionally runs a freight train thru town, bu...
by PerRock
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak ticket agents
Replies: 78
Views: 41606

Re: Amtrak ticket agents

Just try checking out with a cart full of produce on your own at Meijer and see how well you do compared to the standard lanes. This, folks, is thread drift at it's finest. I have not tried it yet, but Meijer allows customers to scan their purchases to an app and scan the app to check out. Recently...
by PerRock
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: More Special CP Loco's Revealed
Replies: 1
Views: 4136

Re: More Special CP Loco's Revealed

I like the naval one best, followed by the Spitfire. The other three are kinda boring, I get them, they're just meh in the looks department.

peter
by PerRock
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 13322

Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

I'm due out on 353 & have been told that there is a service disruption & alternate transportation will be provided. Don't know any more than that.

peter

Edit: apparently there is an engine failure... No replacements at this point.
by PerRock
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Empire Builder to Michigan services
Replies: 4
Views: 5642

Re: Empire Builder to Michigan services

The Wolverine Services don't stop at Bangor, so that is why they don't show up.

https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/proj ... 071618.pdf

peter
by PerRock
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 13322

Re: Sept Amtrak Sightings

The 351 I saw last week on my way into work had an Amfleet cafe, the rest of the train was Horizons.

peter
by PerRock
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak ticket agents
Replies: 78
Views: 41606

Re: Amtrak ticket agents

Reality is that Amtrak needs neither agents nor caretakers to staff the stations. Why have a station in the first place, when a simple bus stop type shelter will do just fine. Amtrak can have a "mobile caretaker" who has a high-pressure sprayer in the back of a pick up truck come by once a week or ...
by PerRock
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: BBC: Detroit's Abandoned Jewel (MCS)
Replies: 0
Views: 3548

BBC: Detroit's Abandoned Jewel (MCS)

The BBC just published a nice article about Michigan Central Station: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/KnxBMVGAcn/michigan_central_detroit Michigan Central and the rebirth of Detroit by Jonathan Marcus Rick Novasky has never forgotten the day back in the 1980s when he was working a shift in the tick...
by PerRock
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: New Amtrak Avelia Shells - Made in Michigan
Replies: 5
Views: 8028

Re: New Amtrak Avelia Shells - Made in Michigan

MQT1223 wrote:The Acela's must put in a lot of mileage, aren't they only about 15 years old?
This December will be 19.

peter
by PerRock
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak updates June 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 32164

Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Must have had something different than normal for power, or a messed up horn. It didn't sound like anything normal going thru.

peter
by PerRock
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak updates June 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 32164

Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Something different just went west thru Dexter. I'm on the far side of the office & can't see what it was, but it didn't have a standard Amtrak horn & wasn't 351.
by PerRock
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak updates June 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 32164

Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

From Amtrak Unlimted: 6/17's 354 had some extra cars on it. Two Viewliner Diners, Sleeper, Baggage.

Any idea what is up with the long distance cars?

peter
by PerRock
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak updates June 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 32164

Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

352 has a P42 leading & nothing on the tail... Didn't catch the number as we zipped past.

Peter
by PerRock
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak updates June 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 32164

Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Seems to be a slow order west of Dearborn, I'm waiting for #353 at Ann Arbor, and it hasn't exceeded 16mph since leaving Dearborn, they just keep pushing back the departure time.

Peter
by PerRock
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 34558

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 le...
by PerRock
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak/ Norfolk Southern ITCS Pool
Replies: 15
Views: 6772

Re: Amtrak/ Norfolk Southern ITCS Pool

Do we know which Chargers will be in the pool? Presumably it's all the ones that were being stored at Pueblo.

peter