Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

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Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby twropr » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:00 am

Are there stil Amfleet cars on the Wolverines?
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Re: Sept Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby PerRock » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:05 am

The 351 I saw last week on my way into work had an Amfleet cafe, the rest of the train was Horizons.

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Re: Sept Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby AARR » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:49 am

Departing Pontiac station led by a dirty 61. Lots of empty seats.
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Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby CR900945 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:54 pm

Anyone know what happened to #355 tonight? It left Royal Oak 3 minutes late but arrived Detroit 3 hours late. It just left Dearborn at 9:37 PM.
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Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby twropr » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:59 pm

CR900945 wrote:Anyone know what happened to #355 tonight? It left Royal Oak 3 minutes late but arrived Detroit 3 hours late. It just left Dearborn at 9:37 PM.


Amtrak Twitter said it was freight train interference. I attempted to listen to the radio stream on Broadcastify; however, the broadcaster from that area did not have his archives working so I was not able to get any detail.
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Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby Buster Manning » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:51 pm

NS 121 is what happened......seems like it is leaving North yard later than usual and along with tripling it's train together and blocking the Milwaukee Jct. and Beaubien interlockings in the process, it's doing a bang up job of screwing up Amtrak and CN trains on their journeys thru Detroit
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Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby CR900945 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:18 am

I have seen NS block things there before right around #355's time, but 3 hours? And apparently holding 354 at Battle Creek for #355? What's up with that? I will see a MARP member on Friday and will ask him if MDOT has ever gotten a straight story from Amtrak about delays considering that Michigan subsidizes the corridors in the state.
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Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby Buster Manning » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:56 pm

355's crew out of PNT works to BTL and 354 back.....and with the barely staffed extraboards in the state (that Amtrak maintains at a minimalistic level for their benefit) not available...something like this is bound to happen. As for MARP :roll: , what makes you think they know anything??
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Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:18 pm

Buster Manning wrote:355's crew out of PNT works to BTL and 354 back.....and with the barely staffed extraboards in the state (that Amtrak maintains at a minimalistic level for their benefit) not available...something like this is bound to happen. As for MARP :roll: , what makes you think they know anything??


That's even if PTC will work at PNT... Sometimes I think its any excuse to not run a train... darn the customer! Send them to greyhound... Oh wait, I've been talking to tyrone to darn much.
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Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:53 am

Train 351 was an hour and a half late out of Pontiac this morning and it was towing a separate trainset, including locomotive on the front of it, with it. Not sure what is up.
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Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby PerRock » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:09 am

I'm due out on 353 & have been told that there is a service disruption & alternate transportation will be provided. Don't know any more than that.

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Edit: apparently there is an engine failure... No replacements at this point.
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Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Unread postby bctrainfan » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:46 am

Amtrak MOW crews continue track work at night on the Michigan Line west of Battle Creek. Have a lot of stuff staged out by CP Custer including a cut of rough looking AMTK MOW gons shoved quite a ways up the old Customs Cargo building spur along W River Rd, up to where some trees are growing in the gauge.
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