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by twropr
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Illinois Talk
Topic: Amtrak PTC in Chicago
Replies: 2
Views: 1958

Amtrak PTC in Chicago

Amtrak recently issued a press release that advised about a mile of PTC had been placed in service on their Chicago Terminal Sub. From Union Station north to CP-Canal is .57 mi. and from Union Station south to CP-21st St is 1.64 mi. That is a total of 2.21 mi. If a mile was recently installed, was t...
by twropr
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 23531

Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Anyone know why 354 and 364 were over 4 hrs late on Sunday the 19th?
Andy0k
by twropr
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak ticket agents
Replies: 78
Views: 39548

Re: Amtrak ticket agents

Has the agent been reinstated at East Lansing? Are there still agents airport Huron or Flint? What a shame about Kzoo- back in 1994 when Irode my first Wolverine the conductor told me that Kzoo had the busiest patronage of any intermediate station
Andy
by twropr
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN on the ground in Detroit.
Replies: 16
Views: 4857

Re: CN on the ground in Detroit.

What was the symbol of the derailed train? Were the Wolverines turned on a wye at West Detroit?
Thanks
Andy
by twropr
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak Holiday Trains
Replies: 25
Views: 7978

Re: Amtrak Holiday Trains

How many cars were being run on Wednesday's WOLVERINES?
Thanks!
Andy
by twropr
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: NS 121 Delaying Amtrak
Replies: 1
Views: 5331

NS 121 Delaying Amtrak

On Friday the 13th 121 blocked Milwaukee Jct. for about three hours, delaying Amtrak 352 and 355. Does this train work at North Yard? Am wondering if he had a long train that was left on the main while making a pickup or setoff?
Thanks!
Andy
by twropr
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 12842

Re: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Anyone know what happened to #355 tonight? It left Royal Oak 3 minutes late but arrived Detroit 3 hours late. It just left Dearborn at 9:37 PM. Amtrak Twitter said it was freight train interference. I attempted to listen to the radio stream on Broadcastify; however, the broadcaster from that area d...
by twropr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN 121
Replies: 4
Views: 5453

Re: CN 121

blueheron13 wrote:I'm guessing you heard NS 121 going through Milwaukee Junction. No CN 121s around here.
Thanks BH,
I thought Milwaukee Jct was CN (GTW). Does NS (Wabash) or Conrail cross there, or would an NS train be operating over CN trackage rights?
Thanks!
Andy
Jacksonville, FL
by twropr
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CN 121
Replies: 4
Views: 5453

CN 121

Where does CN symbol freight 121 originate and terminate? The websites I've pulled up show a Q121 intermodal from Halifax to Toronto; however, the one I heard on the Detroit radio feed was at Milwaukee Jct. (Detroit),
Thanks!
Andy
by twropr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings
Replies: 11
Views: 12842

Sept 2019 Amtrak Sightings

Are there stil Amfleet cars on the Wolverines?
by twropr
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Updates - August 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 10015

Re: Amtrak Updates - August 2019

Does anyone know why #353 was not operated on Friday the 2nd? I wonder if its equipment was picked up by #355?
Andy
by twropr
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 10366

Re: Amtrak July 2019

Any chargers still powering Wolverines?
Andy
by twropr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

A contact at MDOT told me that Chargers are supposed to start running today on Wolverines from Chicago and Friday on the Blue Water. Let me know if this occurs. Andy Is there any indication on a train/ date that will have the first “charger revenue run” to this point. Mainly wondering if it will lea...
by twropr
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

Amyone know if ITCS has been extended east of Kalamazoo. Someone told me new ITCS signs have been installed in Battle Creek at Gord and Barron. MDOT told me that ITCS was operational between Town Line and Kalamazoo on April 6. I saw a bulletin that showed the speed restriction through Albion is all...
by twropr
Fri May 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: Amtrak Updates - May 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 14495

Re: Amtrak Updates - May 2019

Are any of the trains handling an extra coach or two during the Memorial Day holiday?
Andy
by twropr
Fri May 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: What happened to the LAKE SHORE in CLE?
Replies: 1
Views: 4913

What happened to the LAKE SHORE in CLE?

This morning the 10th, #48 showed an arrival of 5:11 am and departure of 6:50 am while #49 came in at 5:59 and left at 6:19. I believe that the station is served by a single track. Assuming this is still true, #48 would have backed up to Drawbridge to let #49 come in and then pulled back into the st...
by twropr
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

Did #4604 lead the train back to Chicago by itself?
Will be interested to learn the next move of #4616.
Thanks!
Andy
by twropr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: ITCS
Replies: 71
Views: 33556

Re: ITCS

Am told that Chargers will test to/from Port Huron on Tues the 23rd and to/from ?Town Line on Thurs. the 25th.
Photos and eye witness reports will be appreciated..
Andy
by twropr
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Indiana Talk
Topic: NS Kankakee work
Replies: 29
Views: 20014

Re: NS Kankakee work

I take it that there is now some CTC on this line? I remember that Conrail ran it under DCS rules.
Thanks!
Andy
by twropr
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak/ Norfolk Southern ITCS Pool
Replies: 15
Views: 6534

Re: Amtrak/ Norfolk Southern ITCS Pool

The P42 that handled train #365 into Battle Creek on April 12 was #64. The locomotive failed there (don't know what happened) and train #353 had to tow it into Chicago.
Andy