Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled

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

Postby twropr » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:51 pm

STrRedWolf wrote:Anyone know what's going on to delay NEC Regional 93? Reportedly 4h30m late at BAL.

Hit a tree near New London
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:33 pm

First I've learned of this:

https://m.amtrak.com/mt/www.amtrak.com/ ... 1655987969

Today when after my walk, I was talking with a neighbor at about 415P when here comes a "WB Amtrak". Going to Train Status was my first knowledge.

Apparently UP (or maybe Amtrak) would not allow an Overland Route detour.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:12 am

Does anybody know why #63 (12th) westbound Maple Leaf lost 2' 00" between NYP and Yonkers??
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:58 am

Does anybody know why #50 (14th) eastbound Cardinal was delayed 10 hours at CIN; was 11' 15" late into WAS.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby twropr » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:59 pm

shlustig wrote:Does anybody know why #50 (14th) eastbound Cardinal was delayed 10 hours at CIN; was 11' 15" late into WAS.

derailment east of Cinci
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Plate C » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:09 am

I'm really more of a freight guy but had come in here previously because I was taking a long round trip Amtrak ride. Just curious what people's interest is in the timeliness of Amtrak- is it to hold them to their timetables, or the thought that something big or bad must have happened to delay them? I traveled the Lakeshore and Capital routes... I think all of the delays we encountered were basically us waiting on freight operations, mainly NS and CSX. The other day we lost somewhere around 30 minutes waiting for a CSX crew to take their train (per the Amtrak crew). Somehow they were able to make up the time and still arrive on time.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Railjunkie » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:51 am

shlustig wrote:Does anybody know why #63 (12th) westbound Maple Leaf lost 2' 00" between NYP and Yonkers??


Amt engine 704 has fault,dynamic brake grid, and electrical issues. Some days she just dosen't want to play nice.

Had her for a round trip yesterday and she fought me the whole trip.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby STrRedWolf » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:20 pm

Plate C wrote:I'm really more of a freight guy but had come in here previously because I was taking a long round trip Amtrak ride. Just curious what people's interest is in the timeliness of Amtrak- is it to hold them to their timetables, or the thought that something big or bad must have happened to delay them? I traveled the Lakeshore and Capital routes... I think all of the delays we encountered were basically us waiting on freight operations, mainly NS and CSX. The other day we lost somewhere around 30 minutes waiting for a CSX crew to take their train (per the Amtrak crew). Somehow they were able to make up the time and still arrive on time.


Amtrak tries to add some padding to their schedules, but if you're going off one long-distance train onto another right after, you're better off padding it overnight.

I can say on the Pennsylvanian, I've had one time where it went right in with zero delays and was an hour early at Pittsburgh (it's destination)... and one time where it was delayed a half-hour at Philadelphia 30th Street, made that up by Harrisburg, then got delayed and had to reverse over some interlocks to get around freight traffic to be... on time per the schedule.

However, as you've seen above, some trains are just delayed often. I'm looking at a Seattle-Chicago-Boston-Baltimore trip (three trains) and having an overnight stay in Chicago, and Boston's a weekend (MIT Flea Market).
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Plate C » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:17 pm

Sounds like a nice trip but check your schedule. I thought about the Cardinal but it was listed as cancelled out this way. Then planned to take the Lakeshore round trip only to have service suspended SPG>BOS for the way back with bus instead. Switched to the Capital back only to have service suspended after New Haven with bus service instead. More or less locked up their Northeast service.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby bdawe » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:42 pm

I see that track-a-train has the Zephyr rerouted over the Overland Route between Salt Lake and Denver?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:35 pm

CSX has a bad habit planning trackwork in the fall months on the former B&A mainline,and since there's no alt rail routing that's useable
(PAR's bad and slow tracks,knocks out the former B&M main,PAS not much better)forces Amtrak to go the bustation route for 448/449.
Amtrak and ConnDOT are in the process of returning a 2nd mainline track on the NHV-Springfield route,construction forcing bustation
for periods of time.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:43 am

Interesting to learn, Mr. Dawe.

As I previously reported here, #5 & 6 had a "delay en route" WB at Denver and EB at Grand Junction during the first half of this month. Now it appears they have simply rerouted via "legacy UP" or otherwise known as the Overland Route. A "Bustetoot" will serve the D&RGW stations.

But there's more; on Sep 23 to 29 it will be back to the delay en-route. Specific details, subject of course to instant and immediate change. are available at the website.

To those who had booked the Zephyr in the hope of seeing the Rockies and Glenwood Canyon, all I can say is "sorry bout that". But for fans who haven't been over the Overland Route, I think you will find it to be "an experience - even if from a partial view Sightseer with folk "not exactly" dressed in their "Sunday Best".
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby shlustig » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:00 am

Does anybody know why:

#50 (21st) eastbound Cardinal lost 3' 20" IND to Connersville, was 5' 19" late Arv. WAS; and

#352 (22) eastbound wolverine lost 9'07" Troy to Pontiac?
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby ohioriverrailway » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:21 pm

#30 (22) lost 3:30 between Connellesville and Cumberland. Trackwork or?????
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Postby dgvrengineer » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:19 pm

Train 52 was 9 hours and 18 minutes late in Richmond, VA
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