Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled

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

Post by STrRedWolf » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:16 pm

rcthompson04 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:01 pm
There have been a number of issues on the Keystone Service / Paoli Thorndale Line since the storms went through including this stranding of several trains today:

https://6abc.com/travel/septa-passenger ... e/5667174/
Ouch. I think this qualifies for another measure for a rather popular tracker for SEPTA trains...
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled

Post by east point » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:41 am

These problems will happen over and over until all possible vegetation potential fouling is removed. As well getting new constant tension CAT is necessary but that is probably 10 - 20 years in the future unless Amtrak gets some unexpected funding for SOGR work.

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

Post by rcthompson04 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:36 am

east point wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:41 am
These problems will happen over and over until all possible vegetation potential fouling is removed. As well getting new constant tension CAT is necessary but that is probably 10 - 20 years in the future unless Amtrak gets some unexpected funding for SOGR work.
I read a couple months ago that most trees falling on the Keystone Line especially east of Paoli are on private property. I suspect taking the trees is cost and politically prohibitive in many Main Line areas.

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

Post by east point » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:16 am

rcthompson04 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:36 am
east point wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:41 am
These problems will happen over and over until all possible vegetation potential fouling is removed. As well getting new constant tension CAT is necessary but that is probably 10 - 20 years in the future unless Amtrak gets some unexpected funding for SOGR work.
I read a couple months ago that most trees falling on the Keystone Line especially east of Paoli are on private property. I suspect taking the trees is cost and politically prohibitive in many Main Line areas.
What is PA law concerning overhanging trees ? Here in our state if I have any vegetation or tree limb that is over hanging onto my property it can be removed by me as property owner up to property line. That is of course subject to any local government regulations concerning said removal. Now owner of tree trunk at ground level can remove complete tree including any overhanging limbs but would need access permission if access needed onto my property. It can get to be a sticky problem when a bush or tree trunk is on both properties.

Right now we have a tree that is on 3 properties that will probably need removal in next 5 years.

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

Post by ThirdRail7 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:30 am

The northbound as well as the southbound Auto train sets have been in the death cycle for the last week or so. It seemed as though they emerged, until last night.

According to someone on the train, the northbound set had to set out an auto carrier en route. It is now following 80, which puts it in LOR at 4:30 pm...if they're lucky.

Hopefully, it can turn and burn by 9 pm.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled

Post by justalurker66 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:22 pm

ThirdRail7 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:30 am
According to someone on the train, the northbound set had to set out an auto carrier en route.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled

Post by Dick H » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:28 pm

PanAm Railways freight train is derailed at Claremont Junction NH. Both Vermonters, 57 and 54 are cancelled above Springfield MA. 11/16/19

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

Post by STrRedWolf » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:45 pm

Dick H wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:28 pm
PanAm Railways freight train is derailed at Claremont Junction NH. Both Vermonters, 57 and 54 are cancelled above Springfield MA. 11/16/19
Amtrak NEC Alerts Twitter says St. Albans (SAB) to SPG will be bus bridged.
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