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by twropr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Why do trains spend so long stopped in Washington?
Replies: 48
Views: 2740

Re: Why do trains spend so long stopped in Washington?

Keep in mind that at WUS there are other activities going on besides engine changes. Correct me if I am wrong (I haven't been there in several years), but cars are watered and inspected, toilets drained and commissary restocked. Sometimes SILVER METEOR #98 gets out within 20 min. if everything goes ...
by twropr
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/1 THROUGH 7/30/19
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/1 THROUGH 7/30/19

Two observations I can share. First, there are a few temporary speed restrictions on the CN/GTW between Pontiac and Detroit that add a few minutes. Secondly, the Incremental Trail Control System (ITCS) which was placed in service between Town Line and Kalamazoo in April still has some bugs and quite...
by twropr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak NEC Inland, Springfield Shuttle/Regional/Greenfield Route
Replies: 1944
Views: 295462

Re: Amtrak NEC Inland, Springfield Shuttle/Regional/Greenfield Route

I heard from MassDOT that on Aug. 30 two SPG-NHV shuttle round trips will be extended to Greenfield. Crew training runs supposedly begin on the 26th. Also the high level platform at SPG should be placed in service on the 30th. MassDOT implied that the Greenfield service startup was waiting for the h...
by twropr
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak and TRE Dispatching Fort Worth to Dallas
Replies: 26
Views: 1391

Re: Amtrak and TRE Dispatching Fort Worth to Dallas

Does the Texas Eagle still use the former Santa Fe station in Ft Worth? With the Trinity Express route is there still a backup move involved in reaching the station?
Thanks!
Andy
Jacksonville, FL
by twropr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Stamford Track 7 - Atlantic St Bridge Replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 6589

Re: Stamford Track 7 - Atlantic St Bridge Replacement

During the track outages between June 23 and July 8 while the Atlantic bridge spans were being replaced, was there two track operation between CP 232 and CP 240 (I don't think CP 234 has crossovers that allow a train to move all the way from TK 4 to TK 3 - pls correct me if I am wrong)? During rush ...
by twropr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled
Replies: 1091
Views: 243649

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

Struck an auto near Lyons
Andy
by twropr
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 1795873

Re: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread

By how much does Pan Am reduce passenger train speeds when they put out heat orders?
Does Keolis impose heat orders on Amtrak and their trains south of Haverhill?
Andy
by twropr
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Penn Central Metroliner & NECIP Trackwork
Replies: 32
Views: 1821

Re: Penn Central Metroliner & NECIP Trackwork

Between NY and WAS not only was max. speed increased from 110 to 125; several upgraded interlockings, such as Phil (which replaced Brill), resulted in track reconfigurations so the fastest trains, operating on inside Tracks 2 and 3, could run without slowing down to make diverging moves to access t...
by twropr
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Penn Central Metroliner & NECIP Trackwork
Replies: 32
Views: 1821

Re: Penn Central Metroliner & NECIP Trackwork

Although the NEC was in better condition than other parts of PC when Amtrak took over between Boston, Harrisburg and Washington, there still was quite a bit of modernization that was accomplished by the NECIP. Speeds on the BOS-NHV Shore Line, which had fallen from a 79 MPH max. to 70 under PC about...
by twropr
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: All things Pennsylvanian AND Keystone West
Replies: 606
Views: 131052

Re: All things Pennsylvanian AND Keystone West

Have any extra coaches been seen on the PENNSYLVANIAN over the July 4 holiday?
Andy
by twropr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 1795873

Re: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread

Does anyone know the limits within which the work described below (from an FRA press release announcing a CRSI award to Maine) will take place: Modernizes 75 miles of Pan Am Railway mainline track in central Maine, including replacing 37 miles of rail, upgrading 25 switches, upgrading 47 public and ...
by twropr
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread
Replies: 8541
Views: 1795873

Re: Amtrak Downeaster Discussion Thread

On Tuesday June 11 Downeaster #688's P42 #37 died while he train in the station at Wells.
Does anyone know how the train got to Boston? Train was in Wells for 2 hrs 9 min so if an engine or trainset was sent from North Station there must have been a fairly quick reaction.
Andy
by twropr
Thu May 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Penn Station turnaround for Empire Connection?
Replies: 125
Views: 7936

Re: Penn Station turnaround for Empire Connection?

When the work on JO interlocking (east end of Penn Station NY) begins June 2, why is ADIRONDACK #69 being combined with MAPLE LEAF #63? I haven't heard of any other trains being cut back or rescheduled.
Thanks!
Andy
by twropr
Mon May 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled
Replies: 1091
Views: 243649

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

59(19)'s engine died north of Mattoon IL.
Waited over six hours for rescue by CN which sent CN2563 and 2533
by twropr
Sat May 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 4/1 THROUGH 4/30
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 4/1 THROUGH 4/30

In recent months there have been a number of signal issues on Amtrak dispatched Michigan Line track, between Town Line and Porter.
Anyone have more information on this?
Andy

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