Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled

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

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:30 am

Per the twitter "bird", Amtrak pulled the plug on any services into/out of Chicago due to the Polar Vortex for 01/30 and 01/31.
includes all LD trains and the midwest corridor services except for the Mules between St Louis and Kansas City.

IT was cold enough to freeze BEER!!!
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby STrRedWolf » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:41 am

Cold weather causing rail breaks on the NEC. Three of them have it cut down to a single track GROVE to CHARLES (BWI to BAL). I bet there’s more north of Baltimore...

UPDATE 9:20am EST: 1 hour delay and counting.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:25 am

Does anybody know why westbound #313 (1st) on the STL/KCY Corridor lost 5' 55" from Jefferson City to
Sedalia; eastbound #316 lost no time.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ohioriverrailway » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:49 am

Found this on Tweeter:
Missouri River Runner Train 313 is currently stopped due to a disabled freight train in its path outside of Sedalia (SED). We will update as more information becomes available.
That help? Didn't see any updates. Seems like not everything rates a tweet.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:32 pm

Thanks OhioRiver,

I don't know if this line is single- or double-tracked in that area, but #316 eastbound went through with no delay.

Have to wonder why they left #313 sitting for that length of time.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ohioriverrailway » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:30 pm

At what point do they just cancel a train? 21 (1) was 10 plus hours leaving CHI due to late turn of equipment.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:26 pm

#48 (1st) eastbound Lake Shore Limited was 6' 30" late Dpg. CHI.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby east point » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:00 pm

Track closed north of LAX. Surfliners and Starlights having changes. Is this related to the last month's track getting close to washing out by surf?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:12 pm

CA got hit with another round of rain storms this weekend,Burn scar mud slides possible
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby WhartonAndNorthern » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:06 pm

ohioriverrailway wrote:At what point do they just cancel a train? 21 (1) was 10 plus hours leaving CHI due to late turn of equipment.

shlustig wrote:#48 (1st) eastbound Lake Shore Limited was 6' 30" late Dpg. CHI.


Likewise 3 (1) was 12 hours late. Freezing water tanks in the cars was reported to be a factor.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Dick H » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:44 pm

Amtrak Vermonter #54 struck a p/u truck on the tracks at Walpole NH
The southbound Vermonter #57 is showing sold out for Monday 2/4,
which likely indicates that there was damage to the train. Details
on mishap from Northeast Fire News here:

2019-02-03 17:48 EST | NH | CHARLESTOWN |**TRAIN INCIDENT**| ROUTE 12 & 12 A | ONE TRUCK OVER THE GUARD RAILS ONTO THE RR TRACKS, AMTRAK TRAIN CRASHING INTO THE TRUCK ON THE TRACKS. CONDUCTOR REPORTING NO INJURIES ON THE TRAIN, FIRE CHIEF REPORTING NO INJURIES IN THE VEHICLES. M/AID WALPOLE AND NORTH WALPOLE. | NEFA29
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:53 am

Does anybody know what happened to:

Eastbound Wolverine #354 (3rd) that Dp. CHI 4' 50" late and was about 7' late at PNT? and

#302 (3rd) and #303 (3rd) that caused 3' 30" / 4'00" delays between Dwight and Pontiac on the STL Corridor?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Allouette » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:40 pm

Dick H wrote:Amtrak Vermonter #54 struck a p/u truck on the tracks at Walpole NH
The southbound Vermonter #57 is showing sold out for Monday 2/4,
which likely indicates that there was damage to the train. Details
on mishap from Northeast Fire News here:

2019-02-03 17:48 EST | NH | CHARLESTOWN |**TRAIN INCIDENT**| ROUTE 12 & 12 A | ONE TRUCK OVER THE GUARD RAILS ONTO THE RR TRACKS, AMTRAK TRAIN CRASHING INTO THE TRUCK ON THE TRACKS. CONDUCTOR REPORTING NO INJURIES ON THE TRAIN, FIRE CHIEF REPORTING NO INJURIES IN THE VEHICLES. M/AID WALPOLE AND NORTH WALPOLE. | NEFA29


Muddled story on WMUR-TV reported a second train involved - unlikely since the Conn River is single track there. The North Walpole siding starts about 1/2 mile south of the 12/12-A junction. Where Route 12 is next to North Walpole siding the track sits higher than the road, and there's no guardrail. There is a guardrail (clearly visible in WMUR video) along Route 12 where Route 12-A (Langdon Rd.) crosses overhead.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby NHV 669 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:37 pm

Southbound train was cancelled today. Units involved (106 & 109) were dragged back to NHV early this morning.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ohioriverrailway » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:38 am

From the Amtweets on 2/13:

@AmtrakAlerts
9h9 hours ago

Wolverine Train 354 is currently stopped at Battle Creek (BTL) due to an unforeseen crew change,

Oops??
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