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Date: 01/10/17 22:52
AutoTrain Woes
Author: GenePoon

Report: Auto Trains 52(11) and 53(11) are reported annulled.

Cause:

* Train 52 of 01/09/2017.

* SFA 400P * 1208A Departed: 8 hours, 8 minutes late.
* LOR 859A * * 527P * Arrived: 8 hours, 28 minutes late.

* Train 53 of 01/09/2017.

* LOR * 400P * 152A Departed: 9 hours, 52 minutes late.
* SFA 858A 835P * Arrived: 11 hours, 37 minutes late.


53(10) is operating, on its way but is still in the Commonwealth
of Virginia:

* Train 53 of 01/10/2017.

* LOR 400P * 1015P Departed: 6 hours, 15 minutes late.


52(10) has not departed...it is at zero mph at Sanford, last
report 128am, at the time 9 1/2 hours late.



Date: 01/11/17 03:59
Re: AutoTrain Woes
Author: KV1guy

Delays due to weather hampering the freight line's switches and equipment....like how it delayed everything else. Old news, not even worth posting.

Posted from Android



Date: 01/11/17 08:14
Re: AutoTrain Woes
Author: railstiesballast

Gene:
Thank you for posting.
I like to keep a rough mental sample of how the nation's railroads are faring by seeing how Amtrak is doing.
(Also your post might be very useful to someone who may be meeting someone, travelling, or wanting to take a picture.)
 



Date: 01/11/17 08:52
Re: AutoTrain Woes
Author: PC1974

Quote: "Old news, not even worth posting."

Hardly. Amtrak's flagship service now annulling service? It's a big deal getting punched in the belly of the cash cow.



Date: 01/11/17 17:10
Re: Auto Train Woes
Author: bobgfla

kv1 guy your old news stay off this board a retired auto train employee



Date: 01/11/17 18:27
Re: AutoTrain Woes
Author: chess

railstiesballast Wrote:
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> Gene:
> Thank you for posting.
> I like to keep a rough mental sample of how the
> nation's railroads are faring by seeing how Amtrak
> is doing.
> (Also your post might be very useful to someone
> who may be meeting someone, travelling, or wanting
> to take a picture.)
>  
And they can't go on the Amtrak website? Yes, Trainorders is the only source of info out there..



Date: 01/11/17 23:57
Re: AutoTrain Woes
Author: GenePoon

The report was correct.

52(11) and 53(11) are not operating.  AutoTrain can now get a clean, on-time start on January 12, hopefully
to operate in-slot.



Date: 01/12/17 06:36
Re: Auto Train Woes
Author: KV1guy

bobgfla Wrote:
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> kv1 guy your old news stay off this board a
> retired auto train employee


Who cares if you're retired?  Who cares that I run it now and then.  It's irrelevant.  

Canceling the train sucks, but when the weather affecting the infastructure puts both trains so far behind schedule, then it makes sense to cancel the train, the same thing that gets done to others around the nation.  Its better to inconvience a few hundred folks to cancel for a day than to continue to inconvience thousands taking 5-7 days to get back onto schedule....assuming the weather doesnt contiune to plague the trains.


The cause was already well established that the winter storm took such a hit on the NC/VA area.  It hampering the freight network and their own efforts to move their trains makes it even worse.  My train 97 was delayed over 6hrs before I finally got it in FLO.  So when the author of this posts the cause as "CAUSE:", he refuses to acknowledge the cause of the delay and hopes folks will maybe think like this is Amtrak's fault because they didnt research it and took it for granted.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/12/17 06:44 by KV1guy.



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