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by coasterrider
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: More Wolverine Chargers
Replies: 12
Views: 4213

Re: More Wolverine Chargers

P-42s are history (unless the Chargers break down and need the 42s to fill in)....351,353 and 355 are now powered by the SC-44s. Of course you will find them on all E/B trains too. Let the fun begin :(
by coasterrider
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 4581

Re: Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2019

If you check a number of the previous year threads you will see it normally is state side by 10, and can run late. It probably won’t depart at 6:30, and it won’t be state side at a reasonable hour. It also will attract lots of crowds. I’m just glad there’s no loud threat of them running dark. Peopl...
by coasterrider
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Holiday Trains
Replies: 25
Views: 7978

Re: Amtrak Holiday Trains

Does anyone know why Mr. Anderson made the decision t run no extra Thanksgiving trains on the Michigan Central line this year? I have taken them in the past and they carried substantial numbers of passengrs. Thank you for information about Mr. Anderson's decision to cancel these Michigan Central li...
by coasterrider
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak hits pedestrian in Albion
Replies: 25
Views: 8795

Re: Amtrak hits pedestrian in Albion

https://www.screensoft.co/blog/item/62-eight-changes-to-fra-post-accident-testing-in-2017 If a fatality is involved, of crew member or public, the crew will be tested per FRA/DOT rules. So yeah, wait for the tester person to show up for the test, administered per FRA/DOT requirements. The young lad...
by coasterrider
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak ticket agents
Replies: 78
Views: 39548

Re: Amtrak ticket agents

At stations with or without agents that do not check for a ticket before being allowed onto the platform (which is nearly all in Michigan) cant one always board the train and then pay the conductor with a credit card when coming around to scan tickets? Or cash? (which the transaction may need to ta...
by coasterrider
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak ticket agents
Replies: 78
Views: 39548

Re: Amtrak ticket agents

At stations with or without agents that do not check for a ticket before being allowed onto the platform (which is nearly all in Michigan) cant one always board the train and then pay the conductor with a credit card when coming around to scan tickets? Or cash? (which the transaction may need to ta...
by coasterrider
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak ticket agents
Replies: 78
Views: 39548

Re: Amtrak ticket agents

Ticketing agents are good for more than just tickets...they assist with organizing the boarding segments as well as physical hoardings and alighting for passengers that need extra care. I believe they also operate the wheelchair machine at stations that have them. Conductors and assistant conductor...
by coasterrider
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

SC44 #4630 on the point for 350
by coasterrider
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

from what I heard 350 is coming out with a charger on Wednesday . 355 will going back with two...the one that was sitting in PNT. only 350 and 355 (running push-pull) will have the charges....364 possibly thursday
by coasterrider
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

Buster Manning wrote::roll: :roll: Don't strain your shoulder reaching around to pat yourself on the back
No problem there Buster....cant even reach over the shoulder...Just jealous you were not part of it :) :)
by coasterrider
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

Jetlink wrote:You guys better make sure 351 is on time June 26. I'm riding to work with a 1325 report time. :lol:
Whew pressure taken off my shoulders...dont work that day. Now I can guarantee 351 WILL BE ON TIME june 31 :) :) :)
by coasterrider
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

Nope not Charger related. Just a very good P42...light passenger load,good meets on all railroads and one fantastic crew. :)
by coasterrider
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

wanna bet ? :)
by coasterrider
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

Nope staying put in Pnt for abit....letting the PNT crews walk,talk, touch feel and get familiar with this piece os #$^^. Two weeks to the debut :)
by coasterrider
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

dont forget people getting a whole lot of selfies with it LOL
by coasterrider
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

Hopefully everyone on the inspection train experienced what the passengers have been dealing with for the last two weeks...late late trains :)
by coasterrider
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak/ Norfolk Southern ITCS Pool
Replies: 15
Views: 6533

Re: Amtrak/ Norfolk Southern ITCS Pool

365 had ITCS box issues.....non functioning ITCS in leading engines unable to lead west of Kalamazoo.
by coasterrider
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak/ Norfolk Southern ITCS Pool
Replies: 15
Views: 6533

Re: Amtrak/ Norfolk Southern ITCS Pool

you can the 61 and 56 to the roster
by coasterrider
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

also 355 will have two engines leading elephant style
by coasterrider
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

ITCS active from townline to Wherever it goes to.....glad to be home from this day