Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled

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

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:47 pm

They have Paywalled the article. :( :( :(
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby EricL » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:07 pm

Someone had asked earlier on the thread as to why #22 fairly often arrives early into STL, and departs late.
One possible reason is the addition of the seasonal cut-off coach. I don't know who handles that nowadays - it used to be mostly done by the inbound (LRK) crew, but now maybe it's the outbound. Or maybe it just depends day-to-day on which crew is better useful in terms of Hours-of-Service? Only a speculation, but it wouldn't surprise me.
Anyway, the scheduled outbound crew comes off of the previous night's 305 and essentially gets the bare minimum H.O.S. rest. Even if 305 ties up on time (that can be a big "if"), and if 22 reports on time @ STL and does no switching at all - well, without going into too much detail, the scheduled amount of preparation time before departure is still liable to be insufficient to complete all of the duties which are necessary.
There is a lot of paperwork for this route and it comes from different RR's. At least KCS is now out of the picture, if I understand right.
Still, though, used to be you could theoretically leave town (via the Highline) without UP's and get em at Lenox. Same, you could leave without IC's and eventually get em at Joliet. Not so anymore.
Let's just say that 21 used to turn for 22, and that was a more realistic schedule.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:46 am

#3(11) and # 4(13) will take delays near Needles Ca tonight,a stack train at Ibis had the last set of well cars get blown over due to a monsoon related
wind event,only 1 track open(# 2 main) from West Needles to East Goffs,plenty of congestion on the Transconn from Barstow eastward,and
held trains at yards from Winslow toward Belen.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:07 am

Does anybody know why #449 (18th) westbound Lake Shore Limited lost 4' 45" west of Springfield, MA??

Now running about 6'00" late; daylight trip from BUF to CHI.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ThirdRail7 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:45 am

shlustig wrote:Does anybody know why #449 (18th) westbound Lake Shore Limited lost 4' 45" west of Springfield, MA??

Now running about 6'00" late; daylight trip from BUF to CHI.


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

Postby justalurker66 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:09 am

When this occurs does 49 wait for the delayed 449 or do the trains run separately?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby andrewjw » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:06 pm

49 not running this summer.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby R&DB » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:05 am

ThirdRail7 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:45 am

Engine problems.

No protect within 4 hours? Hire one from CSX!
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