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Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:11 pm
by RailCanon
A little more information: The train will be using the symbol 932 and is currently projected into Dearborn at 12:30pm.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:13 am
by nssd70m-2
Gregg Pullano wrote:A little more information: The train will be using the symbol 932 and is currently projected into Dearborn at 12:30pm.
Sweet.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:24 am
by GTW6401
Already saw it in Chicago tonight going by Lumber Street riding 354 home. Engine #157, but It was buried in the yard so no photos.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:54 am
by RailCanon
Amtrak.com reports that the train left Chicago at 7:07am, and, as noted, is due into Dearborn at 12:30pm. Heading down to Albion to see it pass.

EDIT: If you call "Julie" at 1-800-USA-RAIL, the train status feature is also registering the train. Say "Dearborn" for the station name and then "Get details." Hopefully it will update as it passes staffed stations (Niles, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Jackson, Ann Arbor) along the way. Should be a crew change at Battle Creek too.
And again, for both the phone and internet status check, the train number is 932.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:58 am
by sd70accsxt700
Well we were held at Pine Jct for 30 minuets or so starting at about 7:15 and never seen it go by.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:19 pm
by signmasters
Gregg Pullano wrote:Amtrak.com reports that the train left Chicago at 7:07am, and, as noted, is due into Dearborn at 12:30pm. Heading down to Albion to see it pass.

EDIT: If you call "Julie" at 1-800-USA-RAIL, the train status feature is also registering the train. Say "Dearborn" for the station name and then "Get details." Hopefully it will update as it passes staffed stations (Niles, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Jackson, Ann Arbor) along the way. Should be a crew change at Battle Creek too.
And again, for both the phone and internet status check, the train number is 932.


It will not be in Deerborn at 12:30pm seeing it just went through lawton at 11:30am unless it can make it in one hour from Lawton NOT, lol. Note it has a lead unit #33.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:17 pm
by GTW6401
They must have needed to thrown an ITCS leader on it.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:26 pm
by csxt4617
Saw him at Dowagiac, busy day today. Saw 5 trains in about 2 hours (350, 351, 365, the local and the Disney train) He held the main at the east end of the siding at Dowagiac for 365. Shot him 3 times, near downtown, stopped in front of the old Sundstrand plant (near the east end of the siding) and the first crossing outside of town. I think the last pics at that crossing were taken at 11:15.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:16 pm
by MDH
signmasters wrote:It will not be in Deerborn at 12:30pm seeing it just went through lawton at 11:30am unless it can make it in one hour from Lawton NOT, lol. Note it has a lead unit #33.


Boy, they really hosed that thing! (which hosed me!) Oh well, win some, lose some.

M

Edit - reportedly by Ann Arbor around 2:30 - unfortunately I've been back at work since 2...

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:59 pm
by nssd70m-2
It just got into the station.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:32 pm
by KenB
Train arrived, brakes set at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI @ 1515. Train had three locomotive, 33,157 and 71. The 33 will go back to Chicago on some Amtrak train.
Train will be open fri, sat,sun. Admission is FREE however it is five dollars to park. Shuttle bus takes you from parking lot to train.
Train is leaving monday, 7 Sep 2009 around 1030 and yes it is going down the Wabash to Lafayette, Ind.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:46 am
by RailCanon
Well, since apparently I was the only person east of Kalamazoo who waited long enough...
Here it is passing the rare bracket signals at CP-Albion on the NS Michigan Line:
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Going to Greenfield sometime over the weekend to tour it. I can hardly wait!! :D

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:47 am
by nssd70m-2
Gregg Pullano wrote:Well, since apparently I was the only person east of Kalamazoo who waited long enough...
Here it is passing the rare bracket signals at CP-Albion on the NS Michigan Line:
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Going to Greenfield sometime over the weekend to tour it. I can hardly wait!! :D
You should catch 20V while your there :lol:

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:59 am
by MDH
Gregg Pullano wrote:Well, since apparently I was the only person east of Kalamazoo who waited long enough...


I know someone who got it in Ann Arbor but he shoots slides...

(and I woulda been there too if not for work!)

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:11 pm
by TrainWatcher
signmasters wrote:The Disney train is due out of Chicago on Sep 03 at 0600 CDT (0700 EST)to Greenfield Village @ 1330 EDT. Out on Sep 07 @ 1000 but marked as NS (LAF) to CSXT/INRD to Indianapolis. Should be going through Dowagiac between 0845 EST and 0945 EST no stops.


Departure on the Michigan Line to CSXT/INRD, is that correct for Monday?

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:33 pm
by GTW6401
Posted by Ken B on the Michigan Railroads site

Train departs around 1030 or so Monday, 7 Sept 2009 going out the Wabash to Lafayette, Ind.

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:41 pm
by TrainWatcher
I think a trip to Romulus is in order for Monday!

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:57 pm
by rwas
Any word on the location of this train currently. I'm near the Wabash line around MP 75. Any help would be appreciated. Ron

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:04 pm
by C&OGP75745
Nothing past Milan yet still waiting

Re: Amtrak Disney's A Christmas Carol train

Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:35 pm
by rwas
Eastbound CP just cleared west end north morenci.MP 73. Lined for westbound now