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by shlustig
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/31 THROUGH 8/29
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/31 THROUGH 8/29

Adding additional time into the schedules really solves nothing as the tendency is for the host carriers and Amtrak to continue to arrive late. Some of the corridor schedules have 25" / 30" built in, and the OT performance remains abysmal. Some of the long-distance trains such as the City of New Orl...
by shlustig
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/31 THROUGH 8/29
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/31 THROUGH 8/29

AJL asked off-line if various services have "always" been so poorly performing.

Looking at a report for January 2016, we see:

Capitol Limited in the 65% - 75% range; Crescent in the 40% - 55% range; DET Corridor in the 50% range both directions.

Makes you wonder what the heck has happened.
by shlustig
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/31 THROUGH 8/29
Replies: 10
Views: 487

SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/31 THROUGH 8/29

Results for this period are: TOTAL TRAINS = 1203 ON TIME = 383 (32%) LATE = 820 (68%) AVERAGE DELAY = 58" Of the late trains: 39% were 29" or less late; 26% were 30" to 59" late; 22% were 1' to 2' late; 12% were more than 2' late; and 1% had no arrival time shown. BY ROUTE, WITH ON-TIME % AND AVERAG...
by shlustig
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/1 THROUGH 7/30/19
Replies: 10
Views: 533

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

Yesterday there were "unforeseen crew changes" on #370 Pere Marquette and #354 Wolverine. Both trains originate at CHI and neither was seriously off schedule. There was no indication of an unusual incident that would effect crew hours. Sooo, did Amtrak use crews that were not fully rested and had on...
by shlustig
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/1 THROUGH 7/30/19
Replies: 10
Views: 533

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

PHA asked off line saying that he has been reading Amtrak's delays on Twitter and wants to know about "unforeseen crew changes". I don't know what Amtrak considers to be "unforeseen" but the only unforeseen crew changes which we used to have were caused by various non-emergency situations in which t...
by shlustig
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Lake Shore Limited
Replies: 642
Views: 153446

Re: Lake Shore Limited

There is no trackage connection between the RTA Red Line and the CSX or NS trackage at the Amtrak Station in Cleveland. The RTA Waterfront Line is between the Amtrak platform and the Station, but the Red Line does not use the Waterfront route. There is no chance of Amtrak returning to the former sta...
by shlustig
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Online Customers between Selkirk and Buffalo
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Online Customers between Selkirk and Buffalo

The WS was never a high-speed route. Leaving ALB on the present mainline route, the only existing connection to the WS is the Carman Branch which has always had a 30 mph speed limit. It connects with the WS at S. Schenectady. Going west on the WS, the ROW is generally narrow, has numerous curves, an...
by shlustig
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled
Replies: 1091
Views: 243522

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

Does anybody know why the Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited #449 (7th) arrived at ALB 3' 35" late? This caused #49 to Dp. ALB about
3' 45" late.
by shlustig
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Where was this location in Syracuse?
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Where was this location in Syracuse?

Looks like the ex-DL&W line to Oswego where it tunnels under the NYC mainline and West Shore at Syracuse Jct.
Train is southbound.
by shlustig
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 7/1 THROUGH 7/30/19
Replies: 10
Views: 533

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

Results for this period are: TOTAL TRAINS = 1120 ON TIME = 297 (27%) LATE = 823 (73%) AVERAGE DELAY = 1' 03" Of the late trains: 37% were 29" or less late; 26% were 30to 59" late; 23% were 1' to 2' late; 14% were more than 2' late; and <1% had no arrival time shown. BY ROUTE, WITH O.T. % AND AVERAGE...
by shlustig
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Norfolk Southern
Topic: Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge Cuyahoga River
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge Cuyahoga River

The present 2-track bridge was constructed c. 1957 and replaced the original gauntlet track swing bridge. At the same time the NYC and PRR trackage was altered to allow for signaled 50 mph operation instead of the 10 mph no main tracks + multiple switchtender locations between E. 9th St. and the wes...
by shlustig
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 6/1 THROUGH 6/30
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 6/1 THROUGH 6/30

In response to an off-line query: The DET Corridor traffic suffers delays in both directions, but what I am seeing is that NS is exclusively not to blame. While many eastbound trains lose time between CHI and Porter, hardly any time is recovered on the Amtrak portion to Dearborn. On the westbound si...
by shlustig
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled
Replies: 1091
Views: 243522

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

Does anybody know what happened to westbound Texas Eagle #21 (9th) that lost 3' 45" between Carlinville and Alton and was run-around by #305?
by shlustig
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled
Replies: 1091
Views: 243522

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

Does anybody know why westbound #281 (7th) on the Empire Service BUF Corridor lost 3' 30" SYR to Rochester??
by shlustig
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 6/1 THROUGH 6/30
Replies: 1
Views: 274

SELECTED ON-TIME PERFORMANCE 6/1 THROUGH 6/30

Results for this period are: TOTAL TRAINS = 1044 ON TIME = 307 (29%) LATE = 737 (71%) AVERAGE DELAY = 58" Of the late trains: 40% were 29" or less late; 25% were 30" to 59" late; 22% were 1' to 2' late; 12% were more than 2' late; and >1% had no arrival time shown. BY ROUTE, WITH ON-TIME % AND AVERA...

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