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by JLJ061
Wed May 31, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Texas Eagle/Sunset Limited Connection
Replies: 2
Views: 1627

Texas Eagle/Sunset Limited Connection

This weekend I will be taking the Texas Eagle/Sunset Limited from Chicago to Tucson, AZ.

I was wondering how the connection will be made at San Antonio? I assume a sleeper and coach will be cut from the Eagle and coupled to the rear of the Sunset when it arrives?
by JLJ061
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Southwest Chief Derails In Kansas
Replies: 53
Views: 14907

Re: Southwest Chief Derails In Kansas

My BS detector is pinging on this one.

If the truck rolled away unattended, it should have still been there and likely been struck by the train as well.
by JLJ061
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Southwest Chief Derails In Kansas
Replies: 53
Views: 14907

Re: Southwest Chief Derails In Kansas

The train was caught heading through Lenexa, KS after being rerailed, damage doesn't look too bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llflooXSEz0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by JLJ061
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Southwest Chief Derails In Kansas
Replies: 53
Views: 14907

Re: Southwest Chief Derails In Kansas

I seriously doubt PTC could have prevented this if the rails and the track circuits remained intact.

Even PTC couldn't have prevented the 1993 Sunset Limited wreck in Alabama with the same set of circumstances.
by JLJ061
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: METRA Hiliners status please
Replies: 17
Views: 9816

Re: METRA Hiliners status please

Why did Mendota sell them off?
by JLJ061
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metra and CTA Railfan Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 4561

Re: Metra and CTA Railfan Windows

ExCon90 wrote:Was that signal at 0:57 displaying a lunar white on the bottom head which changed to red?
That signal does not display a lunar, it may have just looked like it in the video.
by JLJ061
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Diaper Changing Tables
Replies: 20
Views: 5709

Re: Diaper Changing Tables

Most of the Superliner restrooms I have seen have changing tables.
by JLJ061
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Riding in diner between meals
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Re: Riding in diner between meals

True, train crews prefer to use the diner as their haven from dealing with passengers, and rightfully so.
by JLJ061
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak: PTC Mandate, Progress System Wide
Replies: 389
Views: 44852

Re: PTC Issues Positive Train Control (Consolidated Thread)

Reminds me a lot of the nationwide rail strike of 1991 if service does shut down January 1st.
by JLJ061
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Post Amtrak Videos and Photos Here
Replies: 655
Views: 178780

Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Videos from my girlfriend's and my vacation to San Francisco last week: Train 49 from South Bend to Chicago (with Heritage Unit 156 on the point): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0sbnWO5Da4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Train 5 from Chicago to Emeryville: Part 1: https://www.youtub...
by JLJ061
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak ACS-64 Sprinter Discussion
Replies: 2833
Views: 671120

Re: ACS-64 Testing, Developments, & Sightings

I know I'm a week late but I was riding Train 6 CZ from EMY to CHI and we were hauling 646 behind the locos.
by JLJ061
Fri May 29, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Capitol Limited Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 71853

Re: Take Capitol Limited DC -- CHI? Delays?

I check the status on 29 into CHI on a daily basis and for the past week it has averaged about a 1 hour late arrival... one day it actually arrived 13 minutes early!

It depends on the crew whether or not seats get assigned.
by JLJ061
Tue May 19, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
Topic: Service Disruptions
Replies: 602
Views: 164193

Re: Service Disruptions

CTA Yellow Line service suspended next several days due to collapse of an embankment under the tracks near McCormick Blvd.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... story.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by JLJ061
Tue May 19, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: How do you sleep (quality of slumber) in a sleeper car?
Replies: 25
Views: 4648

Re: How do you sleep (quality of slumber) in a sleeper car?

I also sleep better on the second night on the train, probably because by then the "newness" of the trip has worn off somewhat. Even so it's somewhat of a fitful sleep because it's always in the back of my mind the number of grade crossing collisions in this country, and a small part of me wonders i...
by JLJ061
Wed May 13, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Post Amtrak Videos and Photos Here
Replies: 655
Views: 178780

Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Emergency trip to Arizona last week on the Capitol Limited and Southwest Chief after my mom passed away... Train 29 - Capitol Limited https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNgKsQRzwmc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Train 3 - Southwest Chief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSwgbh41xSc" oncl...

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