Amtrak Train Location Updates 2019

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Amtrak Train Location Updates 2019

Unread postby CR900945 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:33 pm

Train #364 left Chicago 5 hours late. Yesterday it left 1'26" late and arrived Pt. Huron 4'25" late or 3:56 AM. Even turning the clocks back an hour won't help this train. Anyone know what's up with AMTK Chicago?
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Re: Amtrak November Observations

Unread postby CR900945 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:06 pm

Train #350 left Chicago this morning 1'39" late. Something is going at Chicago with power, cars, crews? Yesterday #354 left 5 hours late. MDOT blames most of the usual tardiness on the host railroads. Not the case here.
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Re: Amtrak November Observations

Unread postby ~Z~ » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:31 pm

Amtrak having some issues again today. Amtrak 350 and 353 are both hours late, parked between Jackson and Ann Arbor out near Chelsea MI, shows a service disruption. 1:30pm
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Re: Amtrak November Observations

Unread postby Buster Manning » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:57 pm

353 has had an "incident" of some sort east of Chelsea...expect major delays
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Re: Amtrak November Observations

Unread postby Standard Railfan » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:05 pm

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Re: Amtrak November Observations

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:18 am

Is there more track work going on between Dearborn and Ann Arbor? Every westbound train seems to lose 5-15 minutes on this stretch. Or freight interference? The only junction is as Wayne, and the whole point of the needed re-double-tracking in this stretch was the facilitate freight and passenger meets with no delay. So.....what gives?
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Re: Amtrak November Observations

Unread postby Ypsi » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:04 pm

For 355 The meet has been happening at CP 28 (CP Ypsi) more often then not as of late due to a late 352. As for the other trains I haven’t noticed anything weird.

355 by 30 west at 8:01 pm with the normal set plus 2 P42’s on the rear
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Re: Amtrak November Observations

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:25 am

Amtrak 49 (16) was significantly delayed leaving the NYC area last night and is now approaching Cleveland 4 + hours late. If anyone wants to see it in good daylight rolling west, today would be a good day!

EDIT: 49 departed Toledo 3 hrs 45 mins late right at 10am.
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Re: Amtrak November Observations

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:18 am

From late last month:
AMTRAK’S PENNSYLVANIAN NOW OFFERING CHECKED BAGGAGE AND BIKE SERVICE
https://media.amtrak.com/2019/10/amtrak-launches-bicycle-service-and-baggage-check-on-pennsylvanian-trains/

The daily Amtrak around Horseshoe Curve is a little more substantial now!
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Re: Amtrak November Observations

Unread postby Manistique » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:33 am

Amtrak 354 from Chicago to Pontiac arrived in Pontiac around 8:15 am this morning, about seven hours late. Website said "service disruption." Bad start to the busy holiday weekend for the Wolverines.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:06 pm

No Train 353 out of Pontiac this morning. Website says "service disruption."
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:17 am

Amtrak 351 about an hour and 45 minutes late out of Pontiac this morning for some reason. Longer holiday train again, looked like 8 cars instead of the usual five.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2019

Unread postby AARR » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:47 am

The consist at Pontiac Station has noticeably more cars than usual
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates 2019

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:04 am

All the Wolverines have had power on each end and, with the exception of 350/355, an extra two or three coaches this Christmas travel week. They have been running pretty close to on-time from I have noticed out back.
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