Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021

Daily whereabouts of train locations along with sightings for heads ups to other railfans.
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Re: Amtrak Train Location Updates - 2021

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Amtrak 352 has the Seaboard Hollywood Beach car on the tren.

Currently profiled arrivals in MI:

New Buffalo - 339p
Niles - 401p
Kalamazoo - 434p
Battle Creek - 507p
Albion - 540p
Jackson - 604p
Ann Arbor - 647p
Dearborn - 720p
Detroit - 751p
Royal Oak - 815p
Troy - 822p
Pontiac - 840p

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Heads Up All: Amtrak 352 has a Seaboard Coast Line Sun/Dome whatchamacallit car tacked behind the leader, Last seen in A. Arbor, 28 Mins Behind Schedule, IDTX 4609 is up front....
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As all the youngsters say....pics or it didn’t happen! :lol:

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The railfan network sure worked today ( or maybe the owner of the car let people the itinerary)....the last time I saw this many guys out shooting a train I was on was when I was on the Daylight ferry move from back in the day

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Buster Manning wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:59 pm
The railfan network sure worked today ( or maybe the owner of the car let people the itinerary)....the last time I saw this many guys out shooting a train I was on was when I was on the Daylight ferry move from back in the day
Amtrak has publicly posted schedules and you can also follow their trains live online.

But I certainly love your faith in the railfan community lol

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LansingRailFan wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:25 pm
Buster Manning wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:59 pm
The railfan network sure worked today ( or maybe the owner of the car let people the itinerary)....the last time I saw this many guys out shooting a train I was on was when I was on the Daylight ferry move from back in the day
Amtrak has publicly posted schedules and you can also follow their trains live online.

But I certainly love your faith in the railfan community lol
I’m thinking Buster was implying that news of the PV in the consist sure brought a lot of fans trackside. He would know that Amtrak schedules and tracker are available online 😉

What was the Michigan destination of this SAL private car? Anyone know when it will be heading back west? I think this is the only one of these that is Amtrak certified.

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GP30M4216 wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:50 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:25 pm
Buster Manning wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:59 pm
The railfan network sure worked today ( or maybe the owner of the car let people the itinerary)....the last time I saw this many guys out shooting a train I was on was when I was on the Daylight ferry move from back in the day
Amtrak has publicly posted schedules and you can also follow their trains live online.

But I certainly love your faith in the railfan community lol
I’m thinking Buster was implying that news of the PV in the consist sure brought a lot of fans trackside. He would know that Amtrak schedules and tracker are available online 😉

What was the Michigan destination of this SAL private car? Anyone know when it will be heading back west? I think this is the only one of these that is Amtrak certified.
It went back west the next morning.
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ns8401 wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:48 am
GP30M4216 wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:50 pm
LansingRailFan wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:25 pm


Amtrak has publicly posted schedules and you can also follow their trains live online.

But I certainly love your faith in the railfan community lol
I’m thinking Buster was implying that news of the PV in the consist sure brought a lot of fans trackside. He would know that Amtrak schedules and tracker are available online 😉

What was the Michigan destination of this SAL private car? Anyone know when it will be heading back west? I think this is the only one of these that is Amtrak certified.
It went back west the next morning.
Confirmed. I saw it heading west in both Battle Creek and Porter.
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Jetlink wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:05 am
ns8401 wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:48 am
GP30M4216 wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:50 pm


I’m thinking Buster was implying that news of the PV in the consist sure brought a lot of fans trackside. He would know that Amtrak schedules and tracker are available online 😉

What was the Michigan destination of this SAL private car? Anyone know when it will be heading back west? I think this is the only one of these that is Amtrak certified.
It went back west the next morning.
Confirmed. I saw it heading west in both Battle Creek and Porter.
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Amtrak P42 midnight blue #100 is second out on No. 30, the eastbound Capitol Limited tonight, heading for Washington. Amtrak 50 day is just a few days away!

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Amtrak test train coming out of Chicago on April 27, 2021 for Detroit. Train #818 to be in Dearborn at 1300, Train 819 to be in Dearborn at 1530.

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You can call Julie 1-800-USARAIL and ask for train status. When prompted for particular train, say 818. Specify Dearborn for station. On time as of 1100.

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Test train eastbound through Michigan City about 10: 55 central / 11:55 eastern

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Sitting here in Battle Creek right now at CP Gord. Just heard someone get cleared through CP 116 and have to pull off to the siding to let a test train through.

Don't know what everything means, but it does mean 819 has NOT passed through Battle Creek yet.

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It sounds like they're going to let 364 (Blue Water) arrive at Battle Creek before they let the test train (819) through.

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AMTK 819 just cleared Baron into CN after diagnosing PTC issues. PTC issues are still occuring, so this train maybe held here for a few minutes.

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Amtrak 819 clear of myopost 126 on the Michigan line

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Whats up with Amtrak north to Grand Rapids, on May 5. It was 45 mins late into Bangor, i.e. about 10:30pm. Now it has been sitting for9 -11 mins (10:41pm).

Also, did anyone notice that motive power was not the usual?

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Well "the usual" these days are Chargers; although there are still some P42s that can run on the line... and I think Amtrak has a B32 with the PTC system installed.

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