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Date: 06/12/16 06:46
SW Chief Detour San Berdoo to LA
Author: RetireMe

Just recieved a text msg that #3 will detour via Metrolink's San Gabrien Sub this morning.

 



Date: 06/12/16 07:08
Re: SW Chief Detour San Berdoo to LA
Author: BNSF6400

No status available from Amtrak, any idea what time its due out of San Bernardino.



Date: 06/12/16 07:24
Re: SW Chief Detour San Berdoo to LA
Author: BNSF6400

I found Amtrak by using at the ATCS screen for the Cajon Subdivision.  Its passing thru Keenbrook (just east of Devore at the base of Cajon Pass) so should be into San Bernardino within the next half hour or so.



Date: 06/12/16 08:24
Re: SW Chief Detour San Berdoo to LA
Author: BNSF6400

Caught the detour passing thru Fontana at maximum authorized speed of 79 MPH this morning at 7:52am.  Had literally 15 seconds to get this shot.  She is flying down the San Gabriel Subdivision.  Should make very good time to LA.




Date: 06/12/16 16:27
Re: SW Chief Detour San Berdoo to LA
Author: MrMRL

Ruptured high pressure gas main next to the BNSF main line in Commerce, CA (behind the Home Depot) last night (8:50pm) caused a full main shutdown until further notice. Still closed as of 4:00pm today...


Mr. MRL



Date: 06/12/16 17:11
Re: SW Chief Detour San Berdoo to LA
Author: jofegan

Are AMTK engineers qualified to run this route or do they have to pick up a pilot?

--j



Date: 06/12/16 17:18
Re: SW Chief Detour San Berdoo to LA
Author: OTG

jofegan Wrote:
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> Are AMTK engineers qualified to run this route or
> do they have to pick up a pilot?

They get a pilot from Metrolink (Which is, of course, technically an Amtrak engineer).

AsI understand it, the track is still not open therefore #4 is expected to detour this evening as well.



Date: 06/12/16 17:20
Re: SW Chief Detour San Berdoo to LA
Author: barrydraper

The regular engineers on 3 & 4 would not be qualified.  Since Amtrak has the operating contract with Metrolink, those engineers are technically Amtrak engineers, and many are qualified on the San Gabriel Sub., but Amtrak would have needed to call someone off the extra board to run or pilot over the San Gabriel Sub.

Barry Draper



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