Sounds like after Friday's failure (the equipment was to turn to 2235; 2233 was canceled with 2233's equipment used for 2235 making 2233's stops as well), they must have just put 216 in front of it and let it go (2235's conductor told me they finally left CUS about 7:30pm) with 417 just being dragged around until Monday.
Amtrak 8 pushed the failed train into CUS. I saw the "Franken-train" from my train (six Metra coaches, 417, Amtrak P42s, and the Empire Builder cars in that order). I wonder who was running it from where (Metra cab car controlling the P42s? Amtrak engineer running from the P42s while Metra engineer "tail-hosed" from the Metra cab?) and what they did at CUS (whole thing onto 19 with Metra cars pushed through to the south side? Metra cars set on to one track, then Amtrak cut away, backed out, and into 19? It was too long for one track without running through - are Metra MD/NCS crews qualified on the south side of CUS?).
Roselle, IL (along the MILW West line)
ex-N&W Sandusky, Ohio