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  by justalurker66
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:20 amI looked, but things are getting confirmed by the press before Amtrak’s PR team got it’s pants on.
"Confirmed" by the press that can't write a story about a grade crossing incident or most other railroad activity without getting ten things wrong?

Here is some good news:
https://www.amtrak.com/services/content ... aived.html

Change Fees Waived on All Existing or New Reservations Made Before April 30

There are no current travel restrictions on Amtrak. However, we understand you may have concerns, and as a valued customer we will waive change fees on all existing or new reservations made before April 30, 2020. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely and adjust this policy as necessary.

The waiver applies for tickets purchased by April 30, 2020.

How to Change Your Reservation

Simply log in to your account or go to Modify Trip on Amtrak.com, or find your reservation from your account on the home screen in the Amtrak app.

A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary if it is more expensive than the original fare purchased.

If you want to cancel your reservation, call 1-800-USA-RAIL.
  by shlustig
 
According to Twitter Delays this AM:

"Update: Wolverine Train #351 is now on the move currently operating on time outside of Durham (DNC)"

"DNC" is not Democratic National Committee but Durham, NC; that's one heck of a detour!
  by JimBoylan
 
This seems to be new:
March 29, 2020, 12:30 pm ET
While Amtrak continues to operate across the nation, we have adjusted some services due to significantly reduced demand in key markets. The most up-to-date schedules are available when booking your trip on Amtrak.com and in the mobile app.
Service Modifications
Operating on a reduced schedule
California Zephyr (Chicago- Emeryville, CA): No service between Reno and Denver
  by Backshophoss
 
Due to a tornado hit in Jonesboro AR,Figure on the Texas Eagle not running the next few days,UP also had a stack train tip over
in the city's limits,as the tornado hit.
  by electricron
 
Backshophoss wrote: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:32 pm Due to a tornado hit in Jonesboro AR,Figure on the Texas Eagle not running the next few days,UP also had a stack train tip over
in the city's limits,as the tornado hit.
The UP tracks in Jonesboro are Cotton Belt's lineage - the tracks Amtrak uses through Arkansas are Missouri Pacific lineage. The two main lines run about 30 miles apart. The closest the Texas Eagle gets to Jonesboro is around 30 miles away. Huh?
  by STrRedWolf
 
electricron wrote: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:57 am
Backshophoss wrote: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:32 pm Due to a tornado hit in Jonesboro AR,Figure on the Texas Eagle not running the next few days,UP also had a stack train tip over
in the city's limits,as the tornado hit.
The UP tracks in Jonesboro are Cotton Belt's lineage - the tracks Amtrak uses through Arkansas are Missouri Pacific lineage. The two main lines run about 30 miles apart. The closest the Texas Eagle gets to Jonesboro is around 30 miles away. Huh?
Does the Texas Eagle use any UP tracks or are the MP tracks dispatched from UP?
  by electricron
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:15 am
electricron wrote: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:57 am
Backshophoss wrote: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:32 pm Due to a tornado hit in Jonesboro AR,Figure on the Texas Eagle not running the next few days,UP also had a stack train tip over
in the city's limits,as the tornado hit.
The UP tracks in Jonesboro are Cotton Belt's lineage - the tracks Amtrak uses through Arkansas are Missouri Pacific lineage. The two main lines run about 30 miles apart. The closest the Texas Eagle gets to Jonesboro is around 30 miles away. Huh?
Does the Texas Eagle use any UP tracks or are the MP tracks dispatched from UP?
Both CB and MP tracks are owned and dispatched by the UP today.
Never-the less, the Texas Eagle does not go through Jonesboro.
  by SouthernRailway
 
I see that the northbound Crescent has regularly been 2 hours late this week.

Aren't freight railroads running fewer trains with an economy basically shut down, and so wouldn't there be less congestion to delay the Crescent?

Or is this Norfolk Southern yet again just being a mess north of Atlanta?
  by STrRedWolf
 
SouthernRailway wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:07 am I see that the northbound Crescent has regularly been 2 hours late this week.

Aren't freight railroads running fewer trains with an economy basically shut down, and so wouldn't there be less congestion to delay the Crescent?

Or is this Norfolk Southern yet again just being a mess north of Atlanta?
Rail traffic is down slightly, but not enough to allow the railroads to screw up.
  by dgvrengineer
 
SouthernRailway wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:07 am I see that the northbound Crescent has regularly been 2 hours late this week.

Aren't freight railroads running fewer trains with an economy basically shut down, and so wouldn't there be less congestion to delay the Crescent?

Or is this Norfolk Southern yet again just being a mess north of Atlanta?
The way NS has been treating Amtrak lately, even if they only ran one freight a day it would run in front of the Crescent. At least lately, the delays have mostly been between Meridian and Atlanta.
  by JimBoylan
 
SouthernRailway wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:07 amI see that the northbound Crescent has regularly been 2 hours late this week.
Aren't freight railroads running fewer trains with an economy basically shut down, and so wouldn't there be less congestion to delay the Crescent?
Or is this Norfolk Southern yet again just being a mess north of Atlanta?
dgvrengineer wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:47 amThe way NS has been treating Amtrak lately, even if they only ran one freight a day it would run in front of the Crescent. At least lately, the delays have mostly been between Meridian and Atlanta.
@AmtrakAlerts
Crescent Train 20 which departed New Orleans (NOL) on 4/2, is currently operating approximately 1hr 50mins late due to speed restrictions between Meridian (MEI) and Tuscaloosa (TCL) and freight train interference between Anniston (ATN) and Atlanta (ATL).
  by Jeff Smith
 
two words: Howell Junction.
  by bdawe
 
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Ain't you never seen such a timely map?

Too bad it's entirely down to reduced service, collapsing freight traffic, and no passenger delays to muck up the timetable
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