Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled

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

Postby Mudvalve » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:40 pm

chuchubob wrote:
Mudvalve wrote:I haven't seen any official service announcements from Amtrak about 29/30. I have a trip scheduled for 29 on the 5th from WAS to CHI.

Amtrak announced that 29/30 would be bustituted between Washington and Pittsburgh for the next four days in an article dated Aug 3.

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

Postby ohioriverrailway » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:32 pm

This due to the derailment near Hyndman??
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby STrRedWolf » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:55 pm

ohioriverrailway wrote:This due to the derailment near Hyndman??


Yep. The Cap Limited runs through Hyndman, close to Cumberland, MD.

Here's the latest posted today: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/evac ... t-49003072

In short, CSX and emergency crews are letting the propane burn off instead of trying to extinguish it and risking an reignition (and explosion). The entire town is in hotels now. It's taking a while, so buses here from Pittsburgh to Cumberland and down to Washington is best. (Edit: I put a possible rail reroute in the Cap Limited thread)
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:02 pm

Since this is CSX's problem,any "easy" reroute may not be possible,and the Capital is a Superliner consist,basicly a "Doublestack"
clearance routing is needed, and pilot crews for Amtrak detours are scarce on EHH's CSX now! :(
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby STrRedWolf » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:52 am

Two days of trouble passed on the NEC this past Thursday/Friday:

Heavy rains caused some track issues between BWI and BAL, causing single tracking on track 1 between FOSTER and GROVE. Track 2 was opened back up again quickly but trains were backed up. (I was able to catch a late-running MARC 443 that day and got to Odenton a bit late).

Then Friday signal issues hit in the early morning, causing major delays and slowdowns around GROVE. For example, MARC 404 was 30 min late at Odenton and became an hour late into BAL. The troubles would continue with a slow order on Track 2 due to the Track 3 work in the afternoon.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby electricron » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:13 am

Were the problems associated more with heavy rains (flooding), high winds (fallen trees), or both?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby STrRedWolf » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:22 pm

electricron wrote:Were the problems associated more with heavy rains (flooding), high winds (fallen trees), or both?


Could of been ether. I didn't get a chance to talk to the conductors about it -- I ended up off my regular trainsets and different crew.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:14 am

Does anybody know why #49 (7th) westbound Lake Shore Limited lost 2' 22" SYRto ROC???
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby STrRedWolf » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:06 am

Fatality at Odenton, NEC is shut down between WAS/BAL. Person laid down in front of an Accella about 45 minutes of this post.

Edit 9:44a service resuming single track between GROVE and BOWIE. No trains service at Odenton. Afternoon looks to have full service.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Dick H » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:04 pm

Due to the Maryland trespasser fatality, Northbound Vermonter #56 running two hours late
leaving Springfield MA.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby STrRedWolf » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:54 pm

Update from earlier today. A suicidal trespasser went out to track 2 and laid down in front of Amtrak 2154, which struck and killed him, at Odenton MARC train station. I was in the coffee shop next to the station at the time, and the coffee maven there saw county police come on the northbound side, acting like there was a dead body nearby. Apparently folks on the southbound called 911 when it struck and the police are a short (2-3 minute) drive away. The stationmaster there confirmed it was a suicide, and MARC 415 held just short of the platform until police waved it by to clear it from the scene. 2154 was interviewed at BWI station, and nobody on-board was hurt.

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_ ... story.html seems to have the most details I could find. I was able to suss out some more details. Unfortunately, some folks were traumatized at the sight, and one was hysterical as she went to her car.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby east point » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:29 pm

Is it our imagination or has there been a high count of incidents at Odenton ?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby twropr » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:46 pm

shlustig wrote:Does anybody know why #49 (7th) westbound Lake Shore Limited lost 2' 22" SYRto ROC???

In part because of single tracking Savannah-Lyons. Not sure why they'd leave a track O/S overnight?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby STrRedWolf » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:29 pm

east point wrote:Is it our imagination or has there been a high count of incidents at Odenton ?


Not really. I think this is the only death at the station in ten years, and I've only had to deal with the after-effects of one derailment maybe four years ago?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:44 am

Does anybody know why:

#48 (21st) eastbound Lake Shore Limited lost 4' 15" CHI to SOB; and

#283 (21st) Empire Service lost 8' 30" Utica / SYR????
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