CALL THE BIG HOOK...(Who Screwed Up?)

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CALL THE BIG HOOK...(Who Screwed Up?)

Post by John_Perkowski » Thu May 24, 2018 4:26 pm

Mainline wreck at Auora. Shut down Amtrak to LA and the Bay Area, among other things.

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Re: CALL THE BIG HOOK...(Who Screwed Up?)

Post by Engineer Spike » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:41 pm

If in Aurora, IL, why couldn’t Amtrak run on the GMO (CN) to Joliet, and switch to BNSF? The Zephyr could go back on the BN side in Cameron (west of Galesburg.

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Re: CALL THE BIG HOOK...(Who Screwed Up?)

Post by mmi16 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:07 pm

Engineer Spike wrote:If in Aurora, IL, why couldn’t Amtrak run on the GMO (CN) to Joliet, and switch to BNSF? The Zephyr could go back on the BN side in Cameron (west of Galesburg.
Just because you can put together a number of lines on a map to create an alternate route - doesn't mean that you can come up with QUALIFIED crews to operate over the alternate route or or segments of it - IF the owner(s) of the alternate route have track space and time for the reroute.
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Re: CALL THE BIG HOOK...(Who Screwed Up?)

Post by Engineer Spike » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:16 am

Gee I used to work this territory. I’m sure that Amtrak no longer has crews qualified between Joliet, and Cameron, but most BNSF crews are qualified on the GMO, and Chillicothe Sub. I was.

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