Amtrak Updates July 2017

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Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby justin_gram » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:42 am

49 going to be very late into Chicago (if it ever makes it there). Train is currently in Sandusky 6+ hours late going EAST at 10 MPH. Line is closed off in Toledo, all switches getting replaced at Vickers and 281. CP 224 is also getting cutover in Vermilion, but already passed that. Might be going east back to CP 240 (station is at 241) to get onto the siding which heads to Bellevue... not sure though. Not going to be able to get to Chicago on the Chi line for a while.

11:40 ET - Yup, looks like that's what they did. They're currently in Sanduky Yard on the Sandusky District... Heading south at 10 MPH.
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby CR900945 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:22 pm

Not making excuses for NS, but they got the train from CSX about 5 1/2 hours late at Cleveland. It (#49) missed its window to get through Toledo before the railroad was shut down. No way of knowing if Bellevue became the fallback detour for a late train. Once at Bellevue, how would it get to Chicago without passing through Toledo? Maybe go up the the ex-WLE to Homestead Yard and back to the Maumee Bridge?
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby justin_gram » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:26 pm

49 approaching Waterloo, IN running just over 10 hours late.
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby Mackinac Mac » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:55 am

I worked this train as a conductor today. I am on the train (48) now and have expired for hours of service. We left Chicago about 5 hours late to start 48. Expect a daylight run across Sandusky Bay!
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby twropr » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:11 am

Where would #49 have gotten onto the former NKP to Bellevue and which line would it have taken to travel from Bellevue back to Toledo? In Toledo where would the former NKP that it took have connected with the Chicago Line (or one of the lines thru Stanley that would get it back to the Chicago Line)?
As a result of this detour and the previous delays west of Schenectady, NY due to high water, the hapless train was 9'42" LT getting into Chicago, which resulted in #48 getting out 4 hrs 38 min LT.
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby justin_gram » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:08 pm

49 moved south onto the Sandusky District towards Bellevue at CP 240 (Sandusky). In Bellevue the train moved to the Toledo Line which heads for Homestead Yard in Toledo. At Homestead Yard, the train followed the Toledo Belt Line, which goes back into the Chicago Line at CP 286, which is just east of the Maumee River Bridge. Still was able to make the station stops in Toledo and Sandusky.
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby ThomasACu » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:03 pm

Chesterton Morning Amtrak Report (Times in Central)

WB Lake Shore Limited: 10:46 - Amtrak #49
AMTK 109 (P42DC) - Phase V
AMTK 14 (P42DC) - Phase V
AMTK 153 (P42DC) - Phase V
- Running a little over two hours late

WB Capitol Limited: 10:54 - Amtrak #29
AMTK 12 (P42DC) - Phase V
AMTK 82 (P42DC) - Phase V
- Running over three hours late

Not too often does #49 beat #29.
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:43 pm

Amtrak PM passengers on 371 this morning were bussed west due to down trees in the Jenison/Hudsonville area. PM consist is spending the day laying over at the Vern Ehlers memorial dead end spur depot. Your one chance to get a daylight photo of Amtrak in GR! Consist is P42 #36, 3 Superliners, F40 can #90222.
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby CR900945 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:04 pm

Anyone what know happened to #355 tonight? It came out of Detroit about 45" late due to an "incident in Detroit." It left Dearborn 7:30 PM, went thru Ypsi about 20 minutes later. Lost another 45" into Ann Arbor. ???
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby AARR » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:01 pm

Southbound on Holly Sub in Royal Oak
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:43 pm

Short 502(?) SB on the Holly past MP 22.5 at 8:43 with one 2200 series locomotive.
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby justin_gram » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:03 pm

355 departed New Buffalo westbound at 22:37 ET, 12 minutes late. AMTK 38 leading, 4 Horizons (54522, 54508, 54554, 54557), and 1 Illinois Café Amfleet (48169). Last time I saw 355 it had the baggage car on it, none now.
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby ThomasACu » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:18 am

Amtrak 29 WB past Chesterton @ 8:49 AM CDT

P42DC's #89 and #46 for power
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby ThomasACu » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:09 am

Amtrak Consists at Chesterton

Amtrak #29 - Capitol Limited: 8:25 AM CDT
AMTK P42DC 138
AMTK P42DC 23
- Running an hour late

Amtrak #49 - Lake Shore Limited: 10:08 AM CDT
AMTK P42DC 104
AMTK P42DC 113
- Running an hour and 30 minutes late
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby twropr » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:13 pm

ThomasACu wrote:Amtrak Consists at Chesterton

Amtrak #29 - Capitol Limited: 8:25 AM CDT
AMTK P42DC 138
AMTK P42DC 23
- Running an hour late

Amtrak #49 - Lake Shore Limited: 10:08 AM CDT
AMTK P42DC 104
AMTK P42DC 113
- Running an hour and 30 minutes late

Did #29 have a Viewliner sleeper? There have been problems with the Superliners being shopped in Washington - I heard a rumor that one of the recent CAPITOLS had a Viewliner substitution. Not sure if it would be on the head or rear end. If true, it would have been awkward for the passengers to get to the diner lite!
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Re: Amtrak Updates July 2017

Unread postby PerRock » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:59 pm

twropr wrote:
ThomasACu wrote:Amtrak Consists at Chesterton

Amtrak #29 - Capitol Limited: 8:25 AM CDT
AMTK P42DC 138
AMTK P42DC 23
- Running an hour late

Amtrak #49 - Lake Shore Limited: 10:08 AM CDT
AMTK P42DC 104
AMTK P42DC 113
- Running an hour and 30 minutes late

Did #29 have a Viewliner sleeper? There have been problems with the Superliners being shopped in Washington - I heard a rumor that one of the recent CAPITOLS had a Viewliner substitution. Not sure if it would be on the head or rear end. If true, it would have been awkward for the passengers to get to the diner lite!
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Not that difficult. Almost all Superliner trains run with a Transistion Sleeper on the head end, that allows access to the single-level fleet. Usually all this feature does is allow the conductor to access the baggage car en-route to prep for a station, but sticking a Viewliner there wouldn't cause any issues.
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