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Date: 07/21/19 22:22
The Crescent goes WHERE?
Author: GenePoon

No further comment needed beyond the response already re-tweeted to what Amtrak said.




Date: 07/22/19 03:15
Re: The Crescent goes WHERE?
Author: Dcmcrider

Note also that Amtrak has outsourced these alerts to "Salesforce Social Studio."

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 07/22/19 04:29
Re: The Crescent goes WHERE?
Author: cabsignaldrop

Amtrak research shows millenials are not interested in correct information. They only want to chow down on food truck food and travel on dirty late trains. (Yes, I'm being sarcastic)

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Date: 07/22/19 04:35
Re: The Crescent goes WHERE?
Author: BNSF6400

Sometimes in the hard fight to make sure EVERY SINGLE train runs late, you simply can't find congestion on a train's normal route, thus you reroute a train until you find some of that wonderful freight congestion.



Date: 07/22/19 05:58
Re: The Crescent goes WHERE?
Author: Dcmcrider

20 (20) held at Charlottesville for 38 minutes, after arriving 3:01 late. (Stopped for 43 minutes overall--normally scheduled for 5 minutes of dwell time.) Not sure why that merited a special alert for a train already late. It had been losing time progressively since Hattiesburg.

"Amtrak Alerts" also reported that train 29 of the 21st departed 3:14 late due to "late arriving equipment." The Capitol Ltd's equipment is not turned same-day--the inbound train would have to be catastrophically late for it to matter. Outbound #29 uses the previous day's inbound equipment, and 30 (19) arrived at Washington "only" three hours late, so Amtrak had 24 hours to turn the equipment.

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/22/19 05:59 by Dcmcrider.



Date: 07/22/19 06:46
Re: The Crescent goes WHERE?
Author: ronald321

I can't remember exactly where I read this - but Anderson admits that the
Freight Railroad's handling of Amtrak trains is abysmal--(especially the NS)

But, he said Amtrak is powerless to do anything about it because - only the
Justice Dept. can bring action against the railroad in on-time matters - but
they have refused to do this for the past 20 years.

I assume Mr. Anderson is telling us the truth--and not putting out fake news 
to cover up his lack of action,



Date: 07/22/19 11:56
Re: The Crescent goes WHERE?
Author: MNNRfan

ronald321 Wrote:
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> I can't remember exactly where I read this - but
> Anderson admits that the
> Freight Railroad's handling of Amtrak trains is
> abysmal--(especially the NS)
>

On the Twitter alerts they specifically say "due to NS train interference." Or some close to that when NS is involved. That is the only RR Amtrak singles out for delays.

Think there was a thread about this a while back where NS told Amtrak to knock it off which they haven't.

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Date: 07/22/19 14:10
Re: The Crescent goes WHERE?
Author: jcoons

Dcmcrider Wrote:
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> Note also that Amtrak has outsourced these alerts
> to "Salesforce Social Studio."

No.

Salesforce Social Studio is the technology platform that they are using. It is not, as you suggest, an agency to whom social media is outsourced.



Date: 07/22/19 17:48
Re: The Crescent goes WHERE?
Author: Dcmcrider

jcoons Wrote:
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> Dcmcrider Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Note also that Amtrak has outsourced these
> alerts
> > to "Salesforce Social Studio."
>
> No.
>
> Salesforce Social Studio is the technology
> platform that they are using. It is not, as you
> suggest, an agency to whom social media is
> outsourced.

OK.  Duly noted, and I stand corrected.

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



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