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Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:07 am
by KenB
I hear there may be an Amtrak PTC test train in Jackson. Anybody know where they will be going to test today?

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:35 am
by PerRock
KenB wrote:I hear there may be an Amtrak PTC test train in Jackson. Anybody know where they will be going to test today?
Hopefully this means we're getting much closer to having the Chargers on the line!

peter

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:52 am
by NSSD70ACe
PerRock wrote:
KenB wrote:I hear there may be an Amtrak PTC test train in Jackson. Anybody know where they will be going to test today?
Hopefully this means we're getting much closer to having the Chargers on the line!

peter
We won't be getting them quite as soon as we want. Even if the testing works out, all of Michigan's SC-44s have been held at Pueblo. They will only be sent to Chicago once the testing in complete or when Amtrak has sufficient storage space at CUS, whichever happens first.

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:31 am
by bctrainfan
Amtrak just passed Battle Creek e/b, running slow and did not stop at station, didn't catch the lead unit maybe AMTK 68? with 2 coaches and AMTK 518, 519, and 58 on the back end. Seemed odd!

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:43 am
by KenB
That is the Amtrak PTC test train. Must be out testing.

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:44 am
by PerRock
WB Amtrak 352(?) is running a bit late, just passing Dexter now.

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 9:19 am
by KC8RBK
364 by mp205 on the cn flint sub at 0910. I put up a video of it today for anyone interested.

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 11:09 pm
by MiRailProductions
Amtrak 354 EB Past the West Side of Ann Arbor, 23:06.

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:35 am
by MiRailProductions
Amtrak 351 WB on the West Side of Ann Arbor, 0731.

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:18 pm
by bctrainfan
Several pieces of Amtrak MOW equipment tied down on the old industrial siding near CP Custer in Battle Creek. Also noticed the new Amtrak signal bungalow there is just marked "CP 124" in smallish letters, unlike the old CR/NS one that it replaced that had a large "CUSTER" sign on both ends.

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:41 pm
by bnsfben
355 south through Royal Oak at 17:42 . On time.

Re: Amtrak Up-Dates, May 2018

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:28 pm
by GP30M4216
The Pere Marquette is back to single level cars, at least for today. Tonight's on-time arrival into Holland was led by Charger #4621, an Amcafe, 2 Horizon coaches, and P42 #35. Those headlights are bright! The Chargers sure are quiet though. And the destination sign on the nose is a nice touch that I feel like casual passengers might appreciate....if they can see it through the blinding gleam of the LED light assemblies on the nose!