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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Buster Manning » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:24 pm

twropr wrote:Did #4604 lead the train back to Chicago by itself?


yes it did....

twropr wrote:Will be interested to learn the next move of #4616.


It's gonna sit in PNT for a while.....for crew and maint. familization supposedly....

and no Robert, there are no Test Trains tomorrow
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby coasterrider » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:59 pm

dont forget people getting a whole lot of selfies with it LOL
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Buster Manning » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:01 pm

just waiting for it to get tagged :? :?
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:18 pm

Buster Manning wrote:
twropr wrote:Did #4604 lead the train back to Chicago by itself?


yes it did....

twropr wrote:Will be interested to learn the next move of #4616.


It's gonna sit in PNT for a while.....for crew and maint. familization supposedly....

and no Robert, there are no Test Trains tomorrow


Hope they do a better job than GRR did with one of the extra board guys... PPT and a 25 mile "check ride"
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby GTW6401 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:20 pm

IDTX 4616 is returning to Chicago tonight on 355.

Its not leading, and the train left Pontiac about an hour behind schedule.
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby NS3322 » Mon May 06, 2019 6:22 pm

Not really related to ITCS, but Amtrak is auctioning off, "11 material-handling gondolas stored at the company’s Niles, Mich., maintenance base (once used for trackwork on the Amtrak-owned Michigan Line)..."

Looking on Google Maps, I found exactly 11 MOW gondolas on a siding near the old roundhouse in Niles. Bingo! Does anyone have any "on the ground" photos?
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Are these the cars? I took this photo in 2014, when they were stored on an OOS spur track in the Fort Custer area of Battle Creek.
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:58 pm

350 just clears CP28 east with a charger second out on the headend.
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby MiRailProductions » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:19 pm

Ypsi wrote:350 just clears CP28 east with a charger second out on the headend.


Do you think it'll come back on 355?
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby coasterrider » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:24 pm

Nope staying put in Pnt for abit....letting the PNT crews walk,talk, touch feel and get familiar with this piece os #$^^. Two weeks to the debut :)
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby DaveO » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:12 pm

coasterrider wrote:Nope staying put in Pnt for abit....letting the PNT crews walk,talk, touch feel and get familiar with this piece os #$^^. Two weeks to the debut :)

Well look on the bright side of things.
Putting the Chargers in service on the Wolverines and Blue Water won't hurt the on-time statistics.

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Re: ITCS

Unread postby coasterrider » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:21 pm

wanna bet ? :)
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:12 pm

IDIX 4612 was the charger today
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:55 pm

DaveO wrote:
coasterrider wrote:Nope staying put in Pnt for abit....letting the PNT crews walk,talk, touch feel and get familiar with this piece os #$^^. Two weeks to the debut :)

Well look on the bright side of things.
Putting the Chargers in service on the Wolverines and Blue Water won't hurt the on-time statistics.

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350 was 18 minutes early arriving in Pontiac today. First time it hasn't been late in months. Charger related?
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby coasterrider » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:04 pm

Nope not Charger related. Just a very good P42...light passenger load,good meets on all railroads and one fantastic crew. :)
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Buster Manning » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:34 am

:roll: :roll: Don't strain your shoulder reaching around to pat yourself on the back
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Jetlink » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:25 am

You guys better make sure 351 is on time June 26. I'm riding to work with a 1325 report time. :lol:
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby GTW » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:26 am

Amyone know if ITCS has been extended east of Kalamazoo. Someone told me new ITCS signs have been installed in Battle Creek at Gord and Barron.
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby coasterrider » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:34 pm

Jetlink wrote:You guys better make sure 351 is on time June 26. I'm riding to work with a 1325 report time. :lol:

Whew pressure taken off my shoulders...dont work that day. Now I can guarantee 351 WILL BE ON TIME june 31 :) :) :)
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby coasterrider » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:36 pm

Buster Manning wrote::roll: :roll: Don't strain your shoulder reaching around to pat yourself on the back

No problem there Buster....cant even reach over the shoulder...Just jealous you were not part of it :) :)
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby twropr » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:00 am

GTW wrote:Amyone know if ITCS has been extended east of Kalamazoo. Someone told me new ITCS signs have been installed in Battle Creek at Gord and Barron.

MDOT told me that ITCS was operational between Town Line and Kalamazoo on April 6. I saw a bulletin that showed the speed restriction through Albion is all 25 MPH again (a few crossing had been upgraded to 40 MPH in the recent past but are 25 again). Not sure why all the delays are still taking place on this line. During the month of May #351 never made it on time to Kalamazoo, even thou it has no scheduled opposing meets with Amtrak trains, and OTP of others is not much better. I would imagine that the powers to be are trying to get the signals and ITCS working more reliably before they go to the next step and increase speeds to 90 MPH.
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