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Date: 02/11/19 13:06
Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: bmarti7

....than free dinner in the diner crossing North Dakota on the 17-hour late No. 8. I'm personally pleased to see that Amtrak has kept this train operating.

BB



Date: 02/11/19 13:57
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: andersonb109

Trainsitdocs shows only 4:17 down. 



Date: 02/11/19 14:24
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: jst3751

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Trainsitdocs shows only 4:17 down. 

Once again you show everyone how pathetic you are by trying to tell some one with actual first hand knowledge that they are wrong and you know more than they do.

Amtrak train 8(9) is estimated to arrive into Chicago Union station at 6:40 AM Tuesday Feb 12, about 14 hours 45 minutes late.



Date: 02/11/19 14:27
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: joemvcnj

I'd say BNSF is doing a great job. They took on a 15 hour late train, and will likely hand off a 15 hour late train, despite the horrible weather in Spokane making the switching take  2 hours.

jst3751 Wrote:
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> andersonb109 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Trainsitdocs shows only 4:17 down. 
>
> Once again you show everyone how pathetic you are
> by trying to tell some one with actual first hand
> knowledge that they are wrong and you know more
> than they do.
>
> Amtrak train 8(9) is estimated to arrive into
> Chicago Union station at 6:40 AM Tuesday Feb 12,
> about 14 hours 45 minutes late.



Date: 02/11/19 14:43
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: bmarti7

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Trainsitdocs shows only 4:17 down. 

I noticed that and tried adding 12 hours but that still left me 30 min. short. Now showing estimated arrival in Fargo at 8:14 pm, which would be 16 hours down.

BB



Date: 02/11/19 15:07
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: ronald321

I wonder how much of this horrendous delay is actually due to weather,  I'm guessing a lot of it is due to crews running out of time (both Amtrak and freight crews).

Doesn't matter, really.   Whatever the cause--the people trapped on this train are having a very unpleasant experience.



Date: 02/11/19 15:39
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: kbehling

via Grand Forks tonight?



Date: 02/11/19 15:51
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: PHall

ronald321 Wrote:
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> I wonder how much of this horrendous delay is
> actually due to weather,  I'm guessing a lot of
> it is due to crews running out of time (both
> Amtrak and freight crews).
>
> Doesn't matter, really.   Whatever the cause--the
> people trapped on this train are having a very
> unpleasant experience.

Why don't you ask one of the people on the train, the OP, if they're having an unplesant experience.
From the tone of his post it soulds like he was happy.



Date: 02/11/19 16:09
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: ronald321

Phall

I wish the media WOULD interview these badly delayed people -- what an ear-full that would be.

I feel Most people would agree that being delayed 17 hours on a train--which was probably a long ride even before the delay--would qualify as an unpleasant experience.

Of course, if Amtrak would put you up in a Grand Hyatte somewhere. with a meal allowance, I would love a 17 delay.  Otherwise--god-awful!

 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/19 16:10 by ronald321.



Date: 02/11/19 16:18
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: bmarti7

Actually exchanging PM’s with Desertwind” who is on that train. He reports great attitudes by passengers and crews.



Date: 02/11/19 16:29
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: Lackawanna484

It's probably a lot more pleasant than the United plane stuck on the tarmac in Goose Bay, Newfoundland last week.  17 hours on a plane still on the ground isn't my idea of a fun trip



Date: 02/11/19 16:40
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: OliveHeights

I was thinking the same thing.  Desert Wind said everyone was in good cheer on this very late train.  Still plenty of frozen tundra to pass through, I hope they can maintain without losing more time.

bmarti7 Wrote:
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> Actually exchanging PM’s with Desertwind” who
> is on that train. He reports great attitudes by
> passengers and crews.



Date: 02/11/19 16:44
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: Duna

bmarti7 Wrote:
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> Actually exchanging PM’s with Desertwind” who
> is on that train. He reports great attitudes by
> passengers and crews.


It's a great Amtrak day indeed! "Late" is just a social construct. Embrace the now on Amtrak!



Date: 02/11/19 16:52
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: 4489

ronald321 Wrote:
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> Phall
>
> I wish the media WOULD interview these badly
> delayed people -- what an ear-full that would be.
>
> I feel Most people would agree that being delayed
> 17 hours on a train--which was probably a long
> ride even before the delay--would qualify as an
> unpleasant experience.
>
> Of course, if Amtrak would put you up in a Grand
> Hyatte somewhere. with a meal allowance, I would
> love a 17 delay.  Otherwise--god-awful!
>
>  Your constant bashing of Amtrak is getting old, as usual.  Of course never let facts get in the way of your thinking!



Date: 02/11/19 16:56
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: SP4360

This is what he does best, that and compare Amtrak to Delta. Most people see through this guy and his thinly veiled posts.

jst3751 Wrote:
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> andersonb109 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Trainsitdocs shows only 4:17 down. 
>
> Once again you show everyone how pathetic you are
> by trying to tell some one with actual first hand
> knowledge that they are wrong and you know more
> than they do.
>
> Amtrak train 8(9) is estimated to arrive into
> Chicago Union station at 6:40 AM Tuesday Feb 12,
> about 14 hours 45 minutes late.



Date: 02/11/19 19:36
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: BigSkyBlue

Any thoughts about what someone using that good old USA standby, the car, would experience attempting to cross the northern tier?  Have any of us ever been on a cross country auto trip where we lost 10, 15, 24 hours due to a snowstorm, flood, detour, rockslide, car breakdown, etc.?  How many "never again" types would that experience create?

I am glad that Amtrak kept the Empire Builder running, even though it was way late.  Many of us who were there might have modified our memories, but in fact the NP North Coast Limited and GN Empire Builder often operated far, far  behind schedule during bad weather on the Northern Tier.   They had the same issues as today's Empire Builder, with a fairly short layover at Seattle handicapping the turnaround.    BSB

  
 



Date: 02/12/19 10:04
Re: Northin' Could be Finer..........
Author: ATSF3751

SP4360 Wrote:
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> This is what he does best, that and compare Amtrak
> to Delta. Most people see through this guy and his
> thinly veiled posts.

Who? Anderson? He likes both Via and Amtrak and is perfectly willing to spend other peoples money to support them while at the same time espousing his "fiscal" conservative beliefs. Who say's you can't haver it both ways?
>
> jst3751 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > andersonb109 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Trainsitdocs shows only 4:17 down. 
> >
> > Once again you show everyone how pathetic you
> are
> > by trying to tell some one with actual first
> hand
> > knowledge that they are wrong and you know more
> > than they do.
> >
> > Amtrak train 8(9) is estimated to arrive into
> > Chicago Union station at 6:40 AM Tuesday Feb
> 12,
> > about 14 hours 45 minutes late.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/12/19 11:19 by ATSF3751.



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