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Date: 07/11/19 08:00
Train 22 Texas Eagle of July 10, 7 hours late tree strikes
Author: mundo

Amtrak Alerts @AmtrakAlerts·5h UPDATE: Texas Eagle Train 22 which departed San Antonio (SAS) on 7/10 is currently operating about 7 hr 10 min late due to the earlier tree strike south of Texarkana (TXA) and swapping engines in Texarkana (TXA).



Date: 07/11/19 09:42
Re: Train 22 Texas Eagle of July 10, 7 hours late tree strikes
Author: texchief1

An SDP40F leading would have taken care of the tree and there would be no delay.

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 07/11/19 09:52
Re: Train 22 Texas Eagle of July 10, 7 hours late tree strikes
Author: Typhoon

texchief1 Wrote:
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> An SDP40F leading would have taken care of the
> tree and there would be no delay.
>
> Randy Lundgren
> Elgin, TX

As long as it didn't derail on a curve first.



Date: 07/11/19 10:52
Re: Train 22 Texas Eagle of July 10, 7 hours late tree strikes
Author: texchief1

Typhoon, I rememberr the problems with the SDP40Fs and the deralments blamed on boilers on curves.  Funny, ATSF had no derailments.

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 07/11/19 11:37
Re: Train 22 Texas Eagle of July 10, 7 hours late tree strikes
Author: SP4360

As long as the windshield remained a windshield.



Date: 07/11/19 12:36
Re: Train 22 Texas Eagle of July 10, 7 hours late tree strikes
Author: texchief1

SP3460, that is probably what happened.  Sounds like that makes a lot of sense.

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 07/12/19 20:19
Re: Train 22 Texas Eagle of July 10, 7 hours late tree strikes
Author: ProAmtrak

texchief1 Wrote:
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> Typhoon, I rememberr the problems with the SDP40Fs
> and the deralments blamed on boilers on curves. 
> Funny, ATSF had no derailments.
>
> Randy Lundgren
> Elgin, TX

Santa Fe had a better track record on keeping their right of way in excellent shape!



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