City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby east point » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:08 pm

mtuandrew wrote:[ Also, I wonder why there isn't going to be Thruway service Hammond - NOL, that seems obvious.


Probably servicing the train and turning it. NOL is scheduled to do major work servicing of the train set for its normal 22 hour layovers. Would expect Jackson would be most southern station for turning the CNO ?
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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby mtuandrew » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:43 pm

east point wrote:Would expect Jackson would be most southern station for turning the CNO ?

You called it.

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City of New Orleans Trains 58 and 59: Busing between Jackson and New Orleans

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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby R&DB » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:31 am

mtuandrew wrote:
east point wrote:
Would expect Jackson would be most southern station for turning the CNO ?

You called it.

No facilities at Hammond. Tiny station.
Unrelated: Andrew, Manassas end or valley end? I have family in Culpeper, so just interested as I'm familiar with area.
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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby Tadman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:52 am

mtuandrew wrote:
R&DB wrote:I don't understand why CN can't / won't reroute the CofNO via Baton Rouge as they are obviously are doing with the rest their N-S traffic. Two trains a day makes a difference?

I wonder if it would mess up the Amtrak scheduling more than it already is. Also, I wonder why there isn't going to be Thruway service Hammond - NOL, that seems obvious.


Seems likely. If it's single track all the way and over capacity w/ CN detours, that spells disaster in my book. I mean that could add 4-6 hours to the schedule, which might really screw up crew requirements and make need for another consist if they can't turn in time.
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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby Bob Roberts » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:21 pm

Not sure if related but I have a northbound CNO ticket in mid April that today got rescheduled to 10:45am departure (previously 2pm IIRC) and a 6am (vs 9am) arrival in Chicago.

I love Chicago, but 6am is my least favorite time.
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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:25 pm

Beginning to wonder if CN plans to abandon that bridge over the lake,just waiting for RUST to condemn the bridge structure.
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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby Bob Roberts » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:02 pm

Bob Roberts wrote:Not sure if related but I have a northbound CNO ticket in mid April that today got rescheduled to 10:45am departure (previously 2pm IIRC) and a 6am (vs 9am) arrival in Chicago.

I love Chicago, but 6am is my least favorite time.


And this morning Amtrak emailed to say the trip has returned back to its original schedule (despite the continued presence of service alerts saying otherwise on the website)
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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:45 pm

Bob Roberts wrote:Not sure if related but I have a northbound CNO ticket in mid April that today got rescheduled to 10:45am departure (previously 2pm IIRC) and a 6am (vs 9am) arrival in Chicago..

Mr. Roberts, enjoy your ride on IC#4, "The Louisiane" :P
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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby David Benton » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:19 pm

The spillway is open again for a month ,and the CONO is truncated at Jackson.
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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby east point » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:28 pm

Bridge does not have that much steel but the wood worms may get it! Bus substitution has a no no. Bus tried to burn up going from NOL to JAN.
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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby GWoodle » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:14 pm

For a while I thought CoNO could be truncated around Cairo IL. Lots of water from both rivers. High water nearly everywhere near there.
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Re: City of New Orleans truncated March 2018

Postby John_Perkowski » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:39 pm

R&DB wrote:Tadman said:
You could either route over to Baton Rouge via CN, then into town via CN, UP, or KCS.

KCS won't work.


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