Amtrak updates June 2019

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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:03 pm

364 is running about 2 and a half hours late. From the scanner, lead engine is 4613. I believe that is the first Charger on the Bluewater.

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4613, 6 cars & 58 on the rear.
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:08 pm

Amtrak 350 by CP18 with the charger set, trying to get main track 2 speed figured out CP28 to CP18
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:55 pm

Ypsi wrote:Amtrak 350 by CP18 with the charger set, trying to get main track 2 speed figured out CP28 to CP18

Attached is the speed for that area, seems like they were doing around 79 when I had them at beck road
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:03 pm

364 at East Lansing at 22:03.

4613, 6 cars & 4614.
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby ~Z~ » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:25 pm

Amtrak 364 still in Chicago, mechanical issues last couple hours.
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby PerRock » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:58 am

From Amtrak Unlimted: 6/17's 354 had some extra cars on it. Two Viewliner Diners, Sleeper, Baggage.

Any idea what is up with the long distance cars?

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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:10 pm

PerRock wrote:From Amtrak Unlimted: 6/17's 354 had some extra cars on it. Two Viewliner Diners, Sleeper, Baggage.

Any idea what is up with the long distance cars?

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This train, which is running extra today, just left Pontiac for Detroit at 1 pm. Led by a Charger and mostly long-distance cars including baggage and sleepers.
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Buster Manning » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:52 pm

some sort of a test train....or maybe it's a new dinner train :wink: :wink: ??
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:08 pm

Buster Manning wrote:some sort of a test train....or maybe it's a new dinner train :wink: :wink: ??


Bed and Breakfast Train??
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Burb8145 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:59 pm

Today's 353 had P42DC 64, two Horizon coaches, two Amfleet I coaches and one Amfleet I cafe car.
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:51 pm

Extra ran as 989 with IDTX 4628. The Pacific Bend was nice to see on there.
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby GTW6401 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:57 am

PTC Test Train 989 is running again today. Plan was to go from Pontiac down to Milwaukee Junction.

Consist of the train is:

Amtrak 59
Sleeper - Pacific Bend
Baggage 61068
Diner 68022 Richmond
Diner 68016 Madison
Baggage 61020
Northeast Regional Cafe 43386
IDTX 4628

The IDTX 4631 was also in the CN yard in Pontiac, but scanner chatter indicated it was having issues.
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:58 pm

GTW6401 wrote:PTC Test Train 989 is running again today. Plan was to go from Pontiac down to Milwaukee Junction.

Consist of the train is:

Amtrak 59
Sleeper - Pacific Bend
Baggage 61068
Diner 68022 Richmond
Diner 68016 Madison
Baggage 61020
Northeast Regional Cafe 43386
IDTX 4628

The IDTX 4631 was also in the CN yard in Pontiac, but scanner chatter indicated it was having issues.


Just went SB past MP 22.5 at 3:55 pm.
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby AARR » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:53 am

63 is backing its train into Pontiac station
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Robertrains » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:26 am

Manistique wrote:
GTW6401 wrote:PTC Test Train 989 is running again today. Plan was to go from Pontiac down to Milwaukee Junction.

Consist of the train is:

Amtrak 59
Sleeper - Pacific Bend
Baggage 61068
Diner 68022 Richmond
Diner 68016 Madison
Baggage 61020
Northeast Regional Cafe 43386
IDTX 4628

The IDTX 4631 was also in the CN yard in Pontiac, but scanner chatter indicated it was having issues.


Just went SB past MP 22.5 at 3:55 pm.

OK, this "Test" train was running yesterday, June 19!!!! I was on the way to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet™ concert, Pine Knob®!!!! I briefly had a glimpse of this equipment on the way but
no time for pix!!!! Now, does anyone know when/where this equipment will run again? Could it work this weekend? Please help!!!!
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Man o' War » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:09 am

Amtrak Test train NB by Mount Clemens depot (MTC sub 21.97) at 09:45. Short cut to Port Huron.

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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby PerRock » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:14 am

Something different just went west thru Dexter. I'm on the far side of the office & can't see what it was, but it didn't have a standard Amtrak horn & wasn't 351.
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Ypsi » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:17 pm

B25 follows 351 west, they were running right behind 351 today
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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby PerRock » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:50 pm

Must have had something different than normal for power, or a messed up horn. It didn't sound like anything normal going thru.

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Re: Amtrak updates June 2019

Unread postby Jetlink » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:52 am

Amtrak 351 has P42 68 leading 2 Amfleets and 3 Horizons. Departed about 10 mins late out of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. Could still Make Chicago on time or early at this point depending on the NS. Planning to meet 350 at Niles.

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Now approaching the bridge at 508 on the Chicago line. Over an hour late. Took a 35 minute delay for Amtrak MOW at Niles. Also sat at Porter for about 30 minutes waiting to get onto the NS Chicago line. Ran through At least 5 sets of slow orders since Kalamazoo.
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