Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled

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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ohioriverrailway » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:17 pm

Looks like something amiss in Philadelphia tonight. There's nothing that hasn't lost an hour there. Snow, maybe?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby east point » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:37 pm

This is from much earlier but still going on.
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Service Disruption: Due to signal power issues between Trenton (TRE) and Philadelphia (PHL), all service through the area is currently suspended. Maintenance crews are en route. We will update as more information becomes available
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby STrRedWolf » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:01 pm

Weather related outages north of PHL are causing issues up and down the NEC, including cancellations.

Also next week, hearing that 151 is cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 136/196 combined cancelled on Wednesday. MARC will cover WAS to Perryville.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ohioriverrailway » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:39 am

The fun continues:
SERVICE ADVISORY KEYSTONE LINE: Due to a down tree on the tracks the following adjustments have been made. Trains 601, 605, 607 are cancelled no alternate transportation; Trains 640, 642, 600 will operate PHL-NYP only no alternate transportation HAR-PHL.

2:44 AM - 16 Nov 2018
(Apologies in advance if this belongs on the Keystone Forum.)
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ThirdRail7 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:17 am

They actually picked up enough branches to operate 607.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby CNJGeep » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:33 pm

30 (16) made it as far as the throat of Union Station. We've been stopped here for about two hours now. The conductor has told us the cab signals were not functioning (or not tested), so we're waiting for mechanical to fix them. Also, he mentioned the conductors (but bizarrely not the engineer) were on short time. Do long distance C&E pools swap at different locations?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ohioriverrailway » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:50 pm

CNJGeep wrote:30 (16) made it as far as the throat of Union Station. We've been stopped here for about two hours now. The conductor has told us the cab signals were not functioning (or not tested), so we're waiting for mechanical to fix them. Also, he mentioned the conductors (but bizarrely not the engineer) were on short time. Do long distance C&E pools swap at different locations?


You're not showing up at all on the track-a-train map, although allegedly due in PGH about 7:30.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby JimBoylan » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:22 pm

The Engineer may have started the trip after proper time off and rest, while the Conductor may have recently worked another train.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:45 am

With all the current Wildfires in Ca this past week,is the Coast Starlight running,or has UP shut down the Coastline Sub due to fire damage??
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby CNJGeep » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:49 am

30 (16) managed to lose more time during the night and we're currently five hours down at Cleveland.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ohioriverrailway » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:40 am

CNJGeep wrote:30 (16) managed to lose more time during the night and we're currently five hours down at Cleveland.


Out of curiosity, what's the mood of the riders and the crew...and are they saying anything about the cause of the delays? Hope you weren't planning to connect with 42!
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:38 am

Does anybody know why eastbound "Wolverine" #354 (16th) lost about 6'00" from CHI to Michigan City??
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ohioriverrailway » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:14 pm

ohioriverrailway wrote:
CNJGeep wrote:30 (16) managed to lose more time during the night and we're currently five hours down at Cleveland.


Out of curiosity, what's the mood of the riders and the crew...and are they saying anything about the cause of the delays? Hope you weren't planning to connect with 42!

UPDATE: took 24 hours and change to make the trip.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby CNJGeep » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:32 pm

The initial Chicago conductor explained the cab signal issue, but other than that most of the announcements we got were "Sorry for the delays, the next station will be ___," "We are caught behind/waiting for freight traffic."

There were some passengers continuing on to 97 and 19 in Washington, who were less than thrilled. Amtrak did a good turn here, though, and held those two trains for the connecting passengers. Passengers Baltimore-NY were placed on Train 90, and passengers going beyond NY were moved to 66.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby justalurker66 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:46 am

Cab signals? There shouldn't be cab signals on the NS Chicago Line. Did Amtrak hold up the train short of 21st St? That should not be cab signaled either.

NS installed PTC on the NS Chicago Line but it is not active except for a couple of test freight trains. The "Cab Signals" comment seems bogus (and there are procedures to keep the trains moving even if cab signals fail).
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