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Date: 02/07/19 22:18
Empire Builder detour
Author: GenePoon

Empire Builder Train 8(26) is detouring Minot-Fargo, missing stops at Rugby, Devils Lake and 
Grand Forks.   This was done late last month due to directional running imposed by BNSF
during a blizzard...eastbound trains on this route, westbound via Devils Lake.

Havre was c-c-c-cold Thursday morning...around -40F/-40C
 



Date: 02/07/19 23:18
Re: Empire Builder detour
Author: dendroica

What's up with #7(7)?  Very late out of the gate and rapidly losing time across Wisconsin.

By and large I've been impressed with the on-time performance of the Builder in the last weeks through extreme cold and snowstorms.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/07/19 23:19 by dendroica.



Date: 02/08/19 08:14
Re: Empire Builder detour
Author: BigSkyBlue

What route did #8 take through Fargo?
KO Sub and Coal connection to depot?
Prosper Sub?
KO Sub and back in from Moorhead Jct?
Probably the latter but mileage collectors want to know. BSB

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Date: 02/08/19 10:16
Re: Empire Builder detour
Author: dan

7 is now detouring



Date: 02/08/19 10:48
Re: Empire Builder detour
Author: lwbaxter

When I rode the deture a few years ago, the westbound train ran via the coal connection and Casselton.



Date: 02/08/19 11:11
Re: Empire Builder detour
Author: dendroica

Facebook EB page reporting a BNSF freight stuck in drifted snow near Grand Forks.

dan Wrote:
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> 7 is now detouring



Date: 02/08/19 13:15
Off the Charts
Author: 79mph

Seeing the track-a-train map moving across no mans land with detours off the beaten path is always fun.
Reminds me of a new highway relocation that is not updated and reflected on the GPS mapping screen.
You are going along there just fine and all of a sudden the little icon starts moving across a farm field.
#8's tracking got turned off for the middle of the detour...let's see how #7's does.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/08/19 13:17 by 79mph.



Date: 02/08/19 13:58
Re: Off the Charts
Author: viatrainrider

Now 7 and 8 both showing service disrupted.  Very cold out in that area.  Anyone know what is happening?



Date: 02/08/19 15:43
Re: Off the Charts
Author: dendroica

I think that's just because of the detour, i.e. disruption of normal service.  Guessing #8 will take the detour too.

Not sure if the #7 crew into Minot will be running #8, but if so they could be waiting 2-4 hours on crew rest.



Date: 02/08/19 23:23
Re: Off the Charts
Author: ProAmtrak

Don't let Airline Boy hear this, he might do another cancellation!

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Date: 02/09/19 08:22
Re: Off the Charts
Author: aehouse

That detour is via the normally freight-only Surrey Cutoff.  Got that mileage on a similar #7 detour some years back.

Art House



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