• Amtrak service disruptions stretch into second day

  • Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.
Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

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  by eolesen
 
If only Amtrak had dual mode equipment....

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  by R36 Combine Coach
 
NJT (really tri-mode, as the ALP45 can handle both 12k and 25k plus diesel).
  by Nasadowsk
 
I’m guessing maintaining the most heavily traveled passenger rail corridor in North America (maybe the LI between Harold and Woodside beats it) is so difficult that we’re talking about dual modes, why again?

If Amtrak has the money to do a smiley face 160mph running in southern NJ, then replacing a few miles of catenary and fixing a few circuit breakers should be pretty affordable. Or maybe NJ has no pull in Congress. Or just doesn’t care.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
John_Perkowski wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:19 pm How many railroads did? The New Haven is the only one that comes to mind…
In addition to Col. Perkowski's note of the New Haven FL-9, here are others coming to mind:

FL-9 New Haven
ALP-45 NJT
P-32ACDM Amtrak
DM-30AC L I R R (duds; may have been withdrawn)
SC-42 MNR/CDOT

Numerous others overseas.
  by twropr
 
Now it's a third day of Penn Station NY disruptions - on the 24th at about 6 pm there were overhead
power issues again. Anyone know whether it was a pantograph incident or something else?
Andy
  by eolesen
 
And to think some of you mocked me for mentioning dual modes...

Tri-mode would be ideal. Those battery trailers would be a perfect solution along with a diesel once outside the tunnels.
  by scratchyX1
 
eolesen wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 1:24 am And to think some of you mocked me for mentioning dual modes...

Tri-mode would be ideal. Those battery trailers would be a perfect solution along with a diesel once outside the tunnels.
Events like these are literally why the battery/Pantograph trailers for a diesel are being ordered.
  by Railjunkie
 
twropr wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 7:42 pm Now it's a third day of Penn Station NY disruptions - on the 24th at about 6 pm there were overhead
power issues again. Anyone know whether it was a pantograph incident or something else?
Andy
Funny thing that is not being reported NJT shot the wire running pan forward on the M and U ladder last Friday. THAT was the cause of kerfuffle in Penn. As for last night I didn't hear about any overhead issues but anything is possible. The later evening trains into Albany were close to on time.
  by STrRedWolf
 
Railjunkie wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 9:37 am
Funny thing that is not being reported NJT shot the wire running pan forward on the M and U ladder last Friday. THAT was the cause of kerfuffle in Penn. As for last night I didn't hear about any overhead issues but anything is possible. The later evening trains into Albany were close to on time.
Do we know if the lines in the tunnels are constant tension or not?
  by Railjunkie
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 9:47 am
Railjunkie wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 9:37 am
Funny thing that is not being reported NJT shot the wire running pan forward on the M and U ladder last Friday. THAT was the cause of kerfuffle in Penn. As for last night I didn't hear about any overhead issues but anything is possible. The later evening trains into Albany were close to on time.
Do we know if the lines in the tunnels are constant tension or not?
I know the station is hung directly from the beams with insulators I'm sure the tunnels are much the same. The M and U ladder are inside the station and seem to be a bit of an issue currently for NJT trains.
  by lensovet
 
I don't know that dual modes solve this problem because a) no one runs them with on-the-fly transitions and b) you still need to have tracks shut down for troubleshooting and repair.