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Date: 07/08/19 20:10
SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: GenePoon

Broke down, over three hours late at Mendota IL...about two hours ago. It has since disappeared from tracking.

Power is AMTK 137-36



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/08/19 20:16 by GenePoon.



Date: 07/08/19 20:49
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: mundo

Replacment loco sent from Chicago,   3 hr 21 " Late from Mendota.



Date: 07/09/19 05:16
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: goneon66

it has fallen down just a little bit more as of now..........

66



Date: 07/09/19 06:06
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: mundo

Account hours of service delays, had to have a new crew change of trainman at Ft Madison. Ft Mad is already a engieer change point.



Date: 07/09/19 09:54
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: Dcmcrider

Now has a BNSF leader, per La Plata cam.

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 07/09/19 09:57
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: goneon66

another daylight trip on the seligman/needles subs...........

66



Date: 07/09/19 13:34
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: Dcmcrider

Anyone remember "Right and Ready"? Perhaps "State of Good Repair" should join "Right and Ready" in the dustbin of Am-history.

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 07/09/19 15:17
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: MEKoch

Had a friend who rode the Empire Builder #7-8 to and from Chicago to Glacier Park.  Another NEVER AGAIN.  Three hours late departing Chicago because the kitchen did not have a working microwave oven!  This incompetence is unbelievable and the reasons seem to broaden and grow each day.  



Date: 07/09/19 15:42
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: MNNRfan

goneon66 Wrote:
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> another daylight trip on the seligman/needles
> subs...........
>
> 66

For those who don't mind being late and enjoy scenery is this a good thing?

Posted from Android



Date: 07/09/19 15:59
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: GenePoon

What REALLY happened:

BNSF gave Amtrak (leased, actually) the BNSF 6616 after the AMTK 137 suffered a locked axle. So it's freight speeds west of Mendota.

Now reported as almost 11 hrs late. Next stop, La Junta.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/19 17:01 by GenePoon.



Date: 07/09/19 16:19
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: TAW

Dcmcrider Wrote:
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> Anyone remember "Right and Ready"? Perhaps "State
> of Good Repair" should join "Right and Ready" in
> the dustbin of Am-history.

Glidepath to a stop?

TAW



Date: 07/09/19 17:50
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: jonathanstrains

Are there any private cars on the 11 hour late Southwest Chief of #3? Or for the whole train is it just a BNSF Leader and a normal Consist?

Posted from Android



Date: 07/09/19 18:12
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: fredstout

PV owners know enough to never assume Amtrak will be on time so they never make tight connections. A really late train can be a boost for PV riders: longer trip and different scenery.



Date: 07/09/19 19:05
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: Duna

fredstout Wrote:
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>
> A really late train can be a boost for PV riders:
> longer trip and different scenery.



And foamers (who don't ride trains, as explained here on TO) love 'em because odd times make for unusual lighting opportunities for those rare shots.

What Real Railfan doesn't love a late passenger train?



Date: 07/09/19 19:09
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: goneon66

this foamer like to see the rare passenger train in the daylight on the seligman sub........

66



Date: 07/09/19 23:45
Re: SW Chief 3(8) State of Good Repair
Author: JimBaker

I use transitdocs (dot) com to check Amtrak Train Status.  Any train shown in Black on the map is a really late train.
Then click on the Train Number at the upper left to see a detailed chart of the trains progress along the route selected.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/19 23:49 by JimBaker.



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