Amtrak Nov 2018

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Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby bctrainfan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:03 pm

Amtrak rail train either tied down or waiting to proceed east on the Michigan Line just west of CP Gord in Battle Creek, power is AMTK 518 and 519.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby NS3322 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:30 pm

bctrainfan wrote:Amtrak rail train either tied down or waiting to proceed east on the Michigan Line just west of CP Gord in Battle Creek, power is AMTK 518 and 519.


Please post if it moves.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby bctrainfan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:53 pm

So far rail train still sitting idle, now a bunch of Amtrak MOW trucks are gathered a short distance from the head end, at the Angell St crossing, maybe working on signals?
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby bctrainfan » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:13 am

The rail train moved, not sure when, but it appears it is actually working just west of the Helmer Rd crossing along with other Amtrak machines and Amtrak MOW crews. Guess it makes sense to do this work at night. Crappy night to work outside though!

Update: MOW cleared up around 05:00 in time for NS B33 to return eastbound, AMTK rail train back tied down between Angell St and 20th St.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:46 pm

Still there as of 3:40 pm.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby bctrainfan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:47 am

Amtrak MOW worked again tonight west of BC, rail train appears empty. Power just left light eastbound, but I assume they are going to run around their train and then head west.

UPDATE: Power did in fact run around, first going east to the crossover near Gord, then back west light to crossover again at CP Custer and returned to their train. I expect that they will be leaving westbound soon. NS B33 just passed through eastbound with 2 engines and only 2 cars.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:21 am

Amtrak 353 is all Heritage equipment today.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby NS3322 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:31 pm

Manistique wrote:Amtrak 353 is all Heritage equipment today.


All horizons?
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby PerRock » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:50 am

Just heard #353 go past my work, but was unable to see it. The horn didn't sound like the normal K5LA. Can anyone confirm the power?

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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Ypsi » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:11 pm

PerRock wrote:Just heard #353 go past my work, but was unable to see it. The horn didn't sound like the normal K5LA. Can anyone confirm the power?

peter


One of the units horns is fouled and keeps getting worse.. probably that.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:06 am

Amtrak 354 arrived around 7 hours late in Pontiac this morning, just passing MP 22.5 on the Holly (Bloomfield Hills) at 6:52 am. It must have passed the morning's 350 on the Holly somewhere.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:47 am

Amtrak #371 at Bangor, Michigan 07:38 with a Siemens SC-44 #4623, 3 SuperLiner cars, no Cabbage unit @ 07:38 Got good cam tracking on the train this morning :)
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:21 pm

Amtrak #370 at Bangor, Michigan with a Siemens SC-44 #4623, 3 SuperLiner cars, no Cabbage unit @ 21:52
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Jetlink » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:28 pm

Saw 354 blasting full speed between Porter and MI City at 6:50 CST. 127 leading 6 horizons/amfleets
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:00 am

Amtrak #371 at Bangor, Michigan 07:42:47 with a Siemens SC-44 #4623, 3 SuperLiner cars, no Cabbage unit again. Got good cam tracking on the train again this morning :)
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:13 am

Amtrak 353 out of Pontiac had eight cars and an engine on both ends this morning. Thanksgiving week has begun on Amtrak.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:52 am

Don’t forget, Amtrak is running extra trains in Michigan, today and Sunday. One extra mid day round trip each between Chicago and Ann arbor and Chicago and Holland. The Pere Marquette gained a 4th Superliner this week and currently has a a Charger on each end. Trains 370, 371, 372 and 373 should run with the same consist each day with a quick clean and service before turning back.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:26 am

The size of the Wolverine consists have been changing a bit daily this Thanksgiving week. Train 351 had six cars this morning. Trains 350/355 were back to five yesterday up from six the prior few days. Train 353 was only six cars yesterday instead of eight on Monday. An eighth car seems to require a second locomotive. They must be monitoring the reservations and being flexible to add to remove a coach for that day during this busy week.

Update: 353 had six cars just now out of Pontiac. With the extra Chicago/Ann Arbor trains today they probably are putting the extra cars on that train and no need for the extra cars on the regularly scheduled trains?
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Jetlink » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:08 pm

Amtrak 364 at Porter with 35 leading, 8 coaches, and 30 trailing. They were right on the timetable arriving at the junction at 4:40 cst.
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Re: Amtrak Nov 2018

Unread postby Tom49801 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:17 pm

Amtrak #372 in Bangor milepost CG60.72 @ 13:49:12
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