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Unread postby GTW » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:52 pm

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


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Re: ITCS

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:56 pm

Like what kind of engine numbers? Anything starting with IDTX?
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Buster Manning » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:06 pm

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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Re: ITCS

Unread postby GTW » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:10 pm

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

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:19 am

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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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:50 am

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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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:38 pm

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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Re: ITCS

Unread postby coasterrider » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:13 pm

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

Unread postby GTW » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:23 pm

Any updates on the ITCS. Thanks
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:05 am

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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Re: ITCS

Unread postby kd_1014 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:54 am

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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Re: ITCS

Unread postby coasterrider » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:06 pm

ITCS active from townline to Wherever it goes to.....glad to be home from this day
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby coasterrider » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:08 pm

also 355 will have two engines leading elephant style
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Ypsi » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:15 pm

How is the NS Jackson and Wayne locomotive pool working, do they have ITCS units.
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby NS3322 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:47 pm

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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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Burb8145 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:52 am

59 is leading today's 351. This set isn't double-ended.
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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Steve B » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:27 pm

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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Re: ITCS

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:32 pm

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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Re: ITCS

Unread postby DaveO » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:56 pm

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

Unread postby Steve B » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:22 am

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