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NS Michigan Line 38J and other stuff 3-4-08
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:54 am
AMTK 351 Depart Ann Arbor West at 845am 22 Late
AMTK 353 Depart Ann Arbor West at 1256pm ON TIME!
AMTK 350 Depart Ann Arbor East at 218 pm 9 Late
AMTK 352 Depart Ann Arbor East at 605pm 18 Late
AMTK 355 Depart Ann Arbor West at 653pm 2 Late
AMTK 354 Depart Ann Arbor East at 135am 2 Hours 5 Late
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:18 pm
Brush cutters working around Jackson again today.
38J eastbound through Parma at 12;15 pm
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:23 pm
AMTK 352 leaving Jackson
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:33 pm
38J had FOR POWER TODAY
NS 2640 OR 2840
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:30 pm
AMTK 355 on the clear at Jackson
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:10 pm
38J 25 1W Medium Approach Willow Run 807pm
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:43 pm
38J has the 2640 and 7536 for power making a pickup at Willow Run.
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:49 pm
20V Departing Wayne after CSX Clears
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:21 pm
NS 263 is getting ready to depart.
units that 38J dropped 263 is using for power tonight
351 and 354 on March 4. I was there!
Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:55 pm
I was on 351 in the morning and 354 in the evening between Kalamazoo and Chicago for lunch and the Shedd Aquarium with my girlfriend. It turned out to be the same consist for both trains.
351 was about 20 minutes late, as was 365 before it. The Blue Water is still running 3 Superliners, as is the 350/355 consist.
On 351, we passed 350 at Niles Station. We made up most of the time on the 95mph territory, just to lose it all again between Porter and Gary sitting on the NS. We got to Union Station about 20 minutes late.
354 was a fun time leaving Chicago. We took Business Class on the way back to Michigan, to enjoy the calmness of priority seating. As we boarded the train, I noticed that there was no locomotive on the Detroit end, and with NPCU 90218 on the Chicago end, I knew we wouldn't be moving any time soon. Apparently, the first locomotive was having power problems and had been cutoff, and they brought #31 in from the yard to fill in. Well, something was also wrong with the 31, and so we sat and sat in the trainshed. We saw the Capitol Limited back in on the track beside us.... and then depart with all passengers aboard. The Lake Shore Limited backed in on the other track next to us, but fortunately we left before their 10pm departure time! They cutoff the 31 and sent it back to the engine house, then brought us another engine (#29, I think), which got us underway about 2 hours late from Union Station. After a brief stop at 21st Street, we sped into Michigan, finally arriving into Kalamazoo about an hour and 55 late. We met 355 at Michigan City east of the Drawbridge. The leading locomotive, (29, I believe) has a really strangely turned horn right now. Business Class was the way to go for that adventure!