Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulled

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

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Does anybody know why:

#50 (10th) eastbound Cardinal lost 5' 12" CHI to Rennselaer;

and

#59 (9th) southbound City ofNew Orleans lost 7' 50" MEM to NOL?

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

Post by Jeff Smith »

Regarding Atlantic Coast Service, I had occasion to travel the 95 corridor from Savannah to Fredericksburg VA on Thursday NB and Sunday (yesterday) SB. 95 was closed at I-26 south of Florence; detour via Columbia to I-77 and 20 and double back there to 95. On the way down, I just stuck with 20 on the detour at Florence, as my ultimate origin and return were west of Savannah.

The wetlands, rivers and lakes I was able to observe along the way were definitely at flood stage and above, several days after the rainfall from Joaquin hit SC.

I imagine it will be sometime before service is back to normal.
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Re: Amtrak On-Time Performance (OTP) Delays Reroutes Annulle

Post by EricL »

shlustig wrote:Does anybody know why:

#50 (10th) eastbound Cardinal lost 5' 12" CHI to Rennselaer;

and

#59 (9th) southbound City ofNew Orleans lost 7' 50" MEM to NOL?
50 - stuck behind disabled freight train
59 - vehicle strike; subsequent engine problems
hey there guy

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

Post by shlustig »

Does anybody know why #59 (13th) south City of New Orleans lost 5' 03" between Fulton and Newbern?

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Post by ThirdRail7 »

shlustig wrote:Does anybody know why #59 (13th) south City of New Orleans lost 5' 03" between Fulton and Newbern?
It was blocked by a freight derailment.
I want my road foreman!

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

Post by Backshophoss »

Due to a 22 car derailment of a BNSF freight near Ft Wingate NM(near Gallup NM),#4(22) was turned at the
Defiance Wye west of Gallup into #3(22) at Gallup,#3(22) was turned on the Abajo Wye in ABQ was turned into #4(22) at ABQ.
Bus Bridge between ABQ and Gallup,both #3 and #4 are 4 hours + late
Derailment took out both mainlines. :(
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!

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

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Does anybody know why westbound Wolverine #355 (24th) Dp. Pontiac 5' 20" late??

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

Post by chuchubob »

shlustig wrote:Does anybody know why westbound Wolverine #355 (24th) Dp. Pontiac 5' 20" late??
Ran over the derail protecting the CN main upon departing Pontiac. Lead engine derailed. Crew was replaced, train was turned so rear unit could lead.

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

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Does anybody know why #284 (26th) eastbound Empire Service lost 3'00" between Albany & Hudson?

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

Post by shlustig »

Does anybody know why:

#58 (3rd) northbound City of New Orleans lost 5' 30" NOL to McComb; and/or

eastbound Wolverine #354 (4th) lost 3' 20" CHI to Michigan City?

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

Post by Gilbert B Norman »

Mr. Lustig, I was in Michigan City last evening, and driving East on US12. At about 615P and MP 224 (jct US12 SR212), there sat "an Eastward Amtrak". There were two police squads (agency; I could not observe), one near the trailing locomotive, and one at the leading. Whether this "police activity" and the train were related, I know not.

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Gilbert B Norman wrote:Mr. Lustig, I was in Michigan City last evening, and driving East on US12. At about 615P and MP 224 (jct US12 SR212), there sat "an Eastward Amtrak". There were two police squads (agency; I could not observe), one near the trailing locomotive, and one at the leading. Whether this "police activity" and the train were related, I know not.
"Police say an Amtrak train hit a car around 6:45 p.m. near the intersection of U.S. 12 and Moore Road.
They say the car was stuck on the tracks when it was hit.
No one was inside the car at the time of the accident and no one was hurt in the crash."

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/Amtrak-t ... y/36268368" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It seems odd that an incident east of Michigan City affected the Michigan City depart time. The time was actually lost after the station stop.

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Post by jhdeasy »

Northeast Regional train 156 (07) from Lynchburg to New York arrived ALX 2 hours 34 minutes late. The engineer was overheard on the radio saying something about leaves on the tracks and wheels slipping on one or more grades.

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

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Does anybody know why #19 (8th) souththbound Crescent lost 3' 50" between Charlotte and Spartanburg early AM of the 9th? Northbound #20 at about the same time went through about OT.

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

Post by Amtrak7 »

79 (12) departed NYP 2h18m late after being disabled in the East River Tunnels and making a mess of the LIRR's AM rush.

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