Amtrak updates for June 2018

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Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby KenB » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:57 pm

Amtrak #350 hit a trespasser east of Ann Arbor on June 11. 2018. Train has not made Dearborn as of 1841. Passengers for train #355 will be bused to Dearborn.
Amtrak #350, OS TOWNLINE in Dearborn @1856. Do not k ow about #352. What it is doing.
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Re: Amtrack updates for June 2018

Unread postby KenB » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:09 pm

Amtrak #355 with AMTK 29, OS Dearborn, MI @2012.
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Re: Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby PerRock » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:01 pm

Anyone been monitoring the Michigan Line today?

I'm pretty certain I heard 2 trains go thru Dexter in the 12-1pm time frame, one just moments ago. Normally there is only one.

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Re: Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby AARR » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:17 pm

33 sitting at Pontiac Station pointing south. No cars.
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Re: Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:22 pm

AARR wrote:33 sitting at Pontiac Station pointing south. No cars.



It will be the power for 355 at around 5:20 pm today using 350's trainset. CN local turns the power off of the EB trains overnight at the wye at the north end of Pontiac Yard (where Pontiac Belt Line originates by the old Administration Building) for the morning WB trains with one unit laying over during the day for 350/355. They store the turned or waiting-to-be-turned locomotives at the north end of the depot lead.
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Re: Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby Buster Manning » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:07 pm

Manistique wrote:
AARR wrote:33 sitting at Pontiac Station pointing south. No cars.



It will be the power for 355 at around 5:20 pm today using 350's trainset. CN local turns the power off of the EB trains overnight at the wye at the north end of Pontiac Yard (where Pontiac Belt Line originates by the old Administration Building) for the morning WB trains with one unit laying over during the day for 350/355. They store the turned or waiting-to-be-turned locomotives at the north end of the depot lead.


CN doesn't do this....an Amtrak crew is called each night to turn the power and do any necessary switching with the consists (like this morning--354 came in needing two cars switched around to be head out....evidently the yard crews in Chi-town are too busy to do this work when the train set is sitting there)
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Amtrak train#351, Tuesday, 6-26-2018

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:22 am

What was the engine number of Amtrak Train #351 that ran from Pontiac to Chicago this past Tuesday, June 26, 2018? The engine numbers are located on both side of the engine and on the nose just below the windshield window. "For example Amtrak train 351 engine 31".
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Re: Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby Ypsi » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:00 pm

PerRock wrote:Anyone been monitoring the Michigan Line today?

I'm pretty certain I heard 2 trains go thru Dexter in the 12-1pm time frame, one just moments ago. Normally there is only one.

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If 353 and 350 are running on time they should both pass Dexter during that time. 353 is scheduled into ARB at 12:15pm, and 350 is scheduled at 12:46. They should pass by dexter around 12:25 and 12:40 respectively (depending on the day).
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Re: Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:51 pm

353 is almost three hours late, next stop being NBU. Anyone know what happened?
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Re: Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:54 pm

NSSD70ACe wrote:353 is almost three hours late, next stop being NBU. Anyone know what happened?



Amtrak Train 353 had brake problems.
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Re: Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:57 pm

A bit of a late report. 355 arrived at Jackson around 19:45 with P42DC #38 and 4 horizon coaches + 1 amfleet cafe.
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Re: Amtrak train#351, Tuesday, 6-26-2018

Unread postby railrod1949 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:27 am

railrod1949 wrote:What was the engine number of Amtrak Train #351 that ran from Pontiac to Chicago this past Tuesday, June 26, 2018? The engine numbers are located on both side of the engine and on the nose just below the windshield window. "For example Amtrak train 351 engine 31".
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Re: Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby PerRock » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:16 pm

350 just passed Dexter. Had 2 PV leading, a PRR square-end observation & and Northern Pacific dome car.
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Re: Amtrak updates for June 2018

Unread postby KenB » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:25 pm

Amtrak #350, OS Dearborn, MI @1412. Has two private cars bebind locomotive. Cars going to Saginaw.
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