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Date: 08/18/13 13:45
Delay on Southwest Chief - #3
Author: pummer

I see that the westbound Southwest Chief lost an hour and 12 minutes between Trinidad, CO and Raton, NM today. Could it have been because of freight train interference?!? :)



Date: 08/18/13 13:57
Re: Delay on Southwest Chief - #3
Author: dan

power issues on the hill my guess



Date: 08/18/13 14:07
Re: Delay on Southwest Chief - #3
Author: highgreengraphics

Delayed because of heavy eastbound empty traffic, empty after empty battling the passes, nothing but emptiness, in fact... - - JLH



Date: 08/18/13 20:47
Re: Delay on Southwest Chief - #3
Author: The_Chief_Way

to me it appears that today ( Sunday ) the big loss was between Raton and Las Vegas (NM)
so while it could be motive power issues, there is no mountain grade on that piece of the sub



Date: 08/18/13 22:12
Re: Delay on Southwest Chief - #3
Author: dan

more rain maybe?



Date: 08/19/13 06:31
Re: Delay on Southwest Chief - #3
Author: loiter2

It's now seven hours late. Any new info as to why?



Date: 08/19/13 10:31
Re: Delay on Southwest Chief - #3
Author: Cumbresfan

dan Wrote:
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> more rain maybe?

Except for a few scattered to isolated t-storms, Sunday was a dry day in NM. Expect lots more monsoon moisture coming in tomorrow.



Date: 08/19/13 10:37
Re: Delay on Southwest Chief - #3
Author: The_Chief_Way

I'm wondering how far the ABQ-KNG crew made it on HOS ( hours of service )
Looks like a 4 hour hit in there



Date: 08/19/13 10:53
Re: Delay on Southwest Chief - #3
Author: ATSF3751

highgreengraphics Wrote:
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> Delayed because of heavy eastbound empty traffic,
> empty after empty battling the passes, nothing but
> emptiness, in fact... - - JLH


I was under the impression BNSF was not using Raton for freight movements, empty or otherwise. It appears that I am mistaken?



Date: 08/19/13 11:20
Re: Delay on Southwest Chief - #3
Author: jmonier

ATSF3751 Wrote:
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> highgreengraphics Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Delayed because of heavy eastbound empty
> traffic,
> > empty after empty battling the passes, nothing
> but
> > emptiness, in fact... - - JLH
>
>
> I was under the impression BNSF was not using
> Raton for freight movements, empty or otherwise.
> It appears that I am mistaken?

I think that comment was "tongue-in-cheek". AFAIK, there are no freight movements. This was confirmed by our Amtrak crew on Sat (and by actual experience).



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