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ITCS

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Anyone know why the ITCS is down on the Amtrak Line. Been hearing some strange engine numbers.


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Re: ITCS

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Like what kind of engine numbers? Anything starting with IDTX?
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ITCS is getting some upgrades this weekend going into Monday and supposedly, it will be turned back on on Tuesday from Porter to CP Townline. The engines numbers you hear are the ITCS equipped units that ran in Illinois ( numbered in the 50s' and 60s' and they have the upgraded ITCS apparatus) that will run here in Michigan until those @#$@&%@ chargers are finally released for service.....

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Thanks for the information I did hear #50 today. Thanks again..

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Is there an ITCS test train out tonight? Hearing someone pass on the AML right now, can’t determine which direction. TransitDocs doesn’t show anyone nearby.
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There was a test train in the pass at Kalamazoo a couple nights ago, consisted of a P42, a viewliner baggage, a cafe, and another P42. They were sitting East of CP 142 at 5:30pm on Friday.
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Today I had 59 leading Amtrak 353 west and 69 leading 350 east. Both sets were double ended. Never thought I would be glad to see a wolverine set up as such, but it has been a couple years since that was the norm.
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still running 1 unit sorry to say. 35 was going back to Chi town due to mechanical issues....34 was going to take back 355 to chi town....69 is the protect unit up in pontiac.

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Re: ITCS

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Any updates on the ITCS. Thanks

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GTW wrote:Any updates on the ITCS. Thanks
351 didn’t get above 78 yesterday so it appears to still be down.
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Ypsi wrote:Today I had 59 leading Amtrak 353 west and 69 leading 350 east. Both sets were double ended. Never thought I would be glad to see a wolverine set up as such, but it has been a couple years since that was the norm.
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ITCS active from townline to Wherever it goes to.....glad to be home from this day

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also 355 will have two engines leading elephant style

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How is the NS Jackson and Wayne locomotive pool working, do they have ITCS units.
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Ypsi wrote:How is the NS Jackson and Wayne locomotive pool working, do they have ITCS units.
#5334 and #5337 have been the Battle Creek power for a few months now.

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59 is leading today's 351. This set isn't double-ended.
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General Order No. 5-S01, effective yesterday, lowered maximum speeds from Townline to Porter to 79. This is shown as a revision of Special Instructions on the new April 8 ETT, not Temporary Restrictions. So who knows how long this will last.

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Steve B wrote:General Order No. 5-S01, effective yesterday, lowered maximum speeds from Townline to Porter to 79. This is shown as a revision of Special Instructions on the new April 8 ETT, not Temporary Restrictions. So who knows how long this will last.
Yikes! That's not good... :cry:

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Saturnalia wrote:
Steve B wrote:General Order No. 5-S01, effective yesterday, lowered maximum speeds from Townline to Porter to 79. This is shown as a revision of Special Instructions on the new April 8 ETT, not Temporary Restrictions. So who knows how long this will last.
Yikes! That's not good... :cry:
I hope it's so they can work the ITCS equipped Chargers into actual service.
The remaining ones were supposed to make it to Chicago in the recent past.

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Re: ITCS

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I hear that the speeds are back up to 110 today. Unpredictable.
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