Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

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Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby AARR » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:24 am

4712 and 4727 at Pontiac Station. First two digits (47) might be incorrect.
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Re: Amtrak 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:57 am

AARR wrote:4712 and 4727 at Pontiac Station. First two digits (47) might be incorrect.



Yes, as reported elsewhere here, it looks like at least two more Chargers came on-line yesterday and are on 353/354 now. I wonder when they will have enough trust in them to run them singly?
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Burb8145 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:07 pm

350 is in Battle Creek, running 35 minutes late.
353 is in Jackson, running 6 minutes late.
365 is in Furnessville, IN, running 13 minutes late.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Buster Manning » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:32 pm

AARR wrote: First two digits (47) might be incorrect.


Correct. Midwest Chargers are in the 4600s'

Manistique wrote: I wonder when they will have enough trust in them to run them singly?


Amtrak is using two units on the Wolverines currently account of the uncertainty of being able to wye units in PNT and still get an on-time departure (the only performance metric the brass worries about :roll: ).
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:59 am

Train 351 just went SB past MP 22.5, on time, with a Charger on both ends.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:56 am

And 353 has a Charger on both ends this morning out of Pontiac. If 350 comes in with them it will be an all Charger day with the Wolverines. Maybe the first time.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:45 pm

Train 350 had the usual two Chargers so it has been all Chargers as the power on the Wolverines for the past 24 hours. Consists are back down to their usual, non-holiday, numbers: five.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Burb8145 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:00 am

350 is east of New Buffalo, running 1 minute late.
351 is in Comstock, running 41 minutes late.
353 is in Pontiac, running on time.
365 is in Battle Creek, running 6 minutes early.
370 is in Grand Rapids, running 37 minutes late.
371 is in East Chicago, IN, running 11 minutes late.
29 is in Wilson, IN, running 57 minutes late.
49 is in Terre Coupee, IN, running 52 minutes late.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:22 pm

Little late report, but 353 out of Pontiac this morning had a P42 leading and a Charger on the rear.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:07 pm

364 out of East Lansing at 21:05.

Charger 4604, 6 cars and GE 57 on the rear.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby AARR » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:31 am

4606 and 4612 at Pontiac station
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby railrod1949 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:01 pm

AARR wrote:4606 and 4612 at Pontiac station


4606 and 4612 is train no. 353.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:50 pm

Saw Amtrak 365 stopped in Chesterton IN at 12:45pm, appears to be rolling west now. NS MOW in the area.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:55 pm

Train 350 had two P42's today, 62 and 56, one on each end. Will return to Chicago as 355 this way. Weird to be reporting Genesis units now instead of Chargers.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby blueheron13 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:48 pm

Listening to the Detroit Broadcastify scanner archives, sounds like a special Amtrak train ran west down the Michigan Line early Saturday morning, departing CP 9 (that's near Townline, isn't it?) at about 2:30 AM and heading for CP 142. The symbol was 933.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:53 pm

CP 9 is by the Amtrak station in Dearborn.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Buster Manning » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:22 pm

933 twas a test train.....ran a turn outta kazoo to townline and back....the equipment was run back to Sodom on the windy city river earlier today....guesses on the equipment on another site thought that there was an inspection car in the consist...nope...just another one of the those new 'axle count' diners running around with a newer bag car
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:40 pm

Train 350 had P42's 56 and 69 today. 355 will be the same in reverse order.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby GTW6401 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:33 am

Checked on the computer and 354 is running around four hours late.

Left Chicago 45 minutes late, and was into Kalamazoo at 1:03am.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2020

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:04 pm

Train 351 was about a half hour late passing by my house at MP 22.5 on CN's Holly Sub this morning, going very slow.

Train 353 was about 50 minutes late out of Pontiac passing the house at speed. But it had a P42 leading a Charger on the head end, elephant style and no locomotive on the rear. Maybe something from the delay last night? Or problems with the Charger? Or both? My guess is that the P-42 was on the tail end and they had to take it off, wye it in Pontiac, and put it on front and that was part of the delay this morning. Plus the cold weather.
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