Amtrak Updates August 2017

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Re: Amtrak Updates August 2017

Unread postby PerRock » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:58 pm

KenB wrote:I assume that is New Center in Detroit, MI? Which way were they going?


New Center is a building in Ann Arbor, it shares it's property with a siding that used to hold the ArTrain. Amtrak regularly uses it to overnight MoW equipment or a private owner can have their car parked there.
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Re: Amtrak Updates August 2017

Unread postby firemedic54 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:43 pm

Eastbound was sitting in the siding just west of the depot. Heard something till by westbound but couldn't see what it was. Had 518 on the lead for the eastbound.
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Re: Amtrak Updates August 2017

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:35 pm

If they are testing the Dash 8s for ITCS, does that mean we'll see them on Michigan passenger trains? That'd be cool!
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Re: Amtrak Updates August 2017

Unread postby Buster Manning » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:59 pm

They are not testing ITCS over on this side of the state.....the 500's won't run faster than 79 now....new speed limit put on them after they did the ITCS testing the other week--too much lateral movement on those freight trucks that they ride on....
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