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Date: 06/16/19 18:25
Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: Passfanatic

I saw today that Amtrak Train # 42 was almost three hours late into NWK. Any reason? I know that NS has been doing track and signal removal work west of HAR.

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Date: 06/16/19 21:19
Re: Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: Duna

Late is the new normal.



Date: 06/16/19 22:11
Re: Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: anthracite

In recent years, Amtrak's Pennsylvanian used to be pretty consistently close to on-time. Delays over 25 or 30 minutes were pleasantly uncommon. Hopefully NS soon shakes the multiple kinks out of its massive signal-replacement campaign east of Pittsburgh. That's not to say that Amtrak never trips over its own feet, but in this case Occam's Razor seems to be pointing at the area west of Harrisburg.



Date: 06/17/19 04:21
Re: Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: Passfanatic

I know that on the NEC, Amtrak has been doing its own work too to help accommodate the Acelas do 160 mph and upgrade the catenary systems.

Yesterday, despite 42 running extremely late, I saw that 43 did ok, at least as far as Altoona. I didn’t check the trip west of Altoona.

I hope that the work that NS is doing gets done sooner rather than later.

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Date: 06/17/19 04:46
Re: Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: joemvcnj

Why should changing out a position light signal to some color signal create such havoc ? 



Date: 06/17/19 05:08
Re: Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: chuchubob

Train 42-16 departed Latrobe one minute late and arrived and departed Johnstown 2 hours 39 minutes late.  It arrived Altoona 3:17 late.  The rest of the run didn't lose any more time.



Date: 06/17/19 13:41
Re: Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: PRR1361

Many of the delays caused by PTC failures.



Date: 06/17/19 14:50
Re: Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: jp1822

PRR1361 Wrote:
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> Many of the delays caused by PTC failures.

Explain...........



Date: 06/17/19 15:29
Re: Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: MEKoch

Explanation:  PTC is a total piece of shit foisted upon the railroads by politicians who know absolutely nothing about train and train operations..........



Date: 06/17/19 20:47
Re: Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: resqjon

PRR1361 Wrote:
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> Many of the delays caused by PTC failures.

There is no PTC in use on the Pittsburgh Line yet...so your claim is 100% false.

Jon



Date: 06/17/19 20:55
Re: Amtrak Train # 42 Almost Three Hours Late into NWK Today
Author: resqjon

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Why should changing out a position light signal to
> some color signal create such havoc ? 

It’s not as simple as changing out signal masts. They are installing a completely new signal system, meaning every signal, insulated joint, relay box, cab signal generator, etc. is completely new. Plus all of the apparatus required for future PTC implementation. Some of the cutovers on the line have been flawless, and others....not so much.

Jon



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