Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021

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PerRock wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 11:55 pm
Well "the usual" these days are Chargers; although there are still some P42s that can run on the line... and I think Amtrak has a B32 with the PTC system installed.

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All the P42s and B32s should be good on the PM. They don't need ITCS there. Just need PTC which they need to run as a leader anywhere now.

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Yesterday sighting:

NS 68M with 60 loaded ballast hoppers for Amtrak. Power was the NS 4020 and NS 7622. It was by CP367, IN at 17:56. Train should be a Michigan Line runner.

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30, The Capitol Limited departing Sandusky. Amtrak 121 Solo.

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Keep an eye out for this later, Amtrak ballast train being loaded in Michigan City. Consecutively numbered units 518 and 519 up front.
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365 clear Three Oaks. Charger on the front and rear.
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Amtrak 518 and 519 EB lite at Three Oaks. They are not doubt 110
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Amtrak 351 was canceled this morning (5-26) - am told a CN freight derailed near Gord.
Anyone know about this???
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I don’t know what typical load factors look like on the Pere Marquette at this moment of travel, but I saw P370 arrive and depart from Holland tonight with the typical 3 Superliners, and they opened all 3 doors and at least 40 passengers stepped off. Departed 14 minutes late this evening due to congestion on NS near Porter.

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Another ballast train was WB thru Dewogiac at 11:00 PM last night. AMTK 519 was lead unit.

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Amtrak's new long distance Charger #300 is making it's way to DC. It leaves (left?) Emeryville today on the California Zephyr & is scheduled to arrive in Chicago on Monday. It has a press engagement in the Chicago yard on Tuesday, then Wednesday 6/16 it will head east on the Capitol Limited.

I've not made up my mind if I want to drive down to Toledo to see it Wednesday night or not.

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Trains Magazine is reporting that Amtrak’s first delivery ALC-42 Charger #300 for long distance service is on the California Zephyr today heading east to Chicago. It will participate in a media event upon arrival (are other Heritage units gathering there for photos??) and then is expected to go east to DC on the Capitol Limited departing Chicago on June 16. Everybody head to Elkhart!

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https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews ... r-release/

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:19 pm
Trains Magazine is reporting that Amtrak’s first delivery ALC-42 Charger #300 for long distance service is on the California Zephyr today heading east to Chicago. It will participate in a media event upon arrival (are other Heritage units gathering there for photos??) and then is expected to go east to DC on the Capitol Limited departing Chicago on June 16. Everybody head to Elkhart!

More:
https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews ... r-release/
I doubt it'll meet up with the other heritage units (I think they're mainly hanging out on the east coast), but it might do something with the new Midwest cars of which there is a set in Chicago (the rest are in Beech Grove).

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