All Things Cascades incl Vancouver

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Re: All Things Cascades incl Vancouver

Postby Greg Moore » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:37 pm

Could go under the accident thread, but I think appropriate here (since it's more informational about the route than the accident) but Amtrak won't move to the new route until PTC is fully in place.

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Re: All Things Cascades incl Vancouver

Postby dgvrengineer » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:31 pm

Purely a PR move. The old route doesn't have PTC either.
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Re: All Things Cascades incl Vancouver

Postby mtuandrew » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:14 am

dgvrengineer wrote:Purely a PR move. The old route doesn't have PTC either.

True, but at least the crews have objectively more time running the route. It also gives much more time to clean up the wreck and regauge any necessary speed restrictions.
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Re: All Things Cascades incl Vancouver

Postby RRspatch » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:29 am

dgvrengineer wrote:Purely a PR move. The old route doesn't have PTC either.


The old route (BNSF) has PTC. It's Amtrak and Sounder locomotives that don't have PTC.
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Re: All Things Cascades incl Vancouver

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:42 am

Since the BNSF Seattle Sub PTC is online,is there a problem to to get each Amtrak and Sounder loco registered in the BNSF computers?
This seems to be a common problem on Host RR PTC systems. :(
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Re: All Things Cascades incl Vancouver

Postby RRspatch » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:00 am

Backshophoss wrote:Since the BNSF Seattle Sub PTC is online,is there a problem to to get each Amtrak and Sounder loco registered in the BNSF computers?
This seems to be a common problem on Host RR PTC systems. :(


When I retired back in June "foreign" power was not yet programmed into the BNSF PTC system. I had heard that the new WSdot Chargers would be the first "foreign" power to be programmed into the system. This was probably going to be done in preparation for the new faster schedules due to start in December. Whether or not Chargers equipped Amtrak trains are using the BNSF PTC at this time I don't know. But if they have it and the Amtrak/Sounder crews are qualified on it then PTC is in service on BNSF.
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