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Date: 07/31/20 13:13
Why the number change on the Zephyr?
Author: Woodman

I have been on vacation and probably missed the reason, but why is the Zephyr #5 now the #1105?



Date: 07/31/20 13:21
Re: Why the number change on the Zephyr?
Author: jello

There is track work being done 5 days per week through September on tracks west of Denver, which is causing a two hour scheduled delay on the days when the work is being done.  On non-trackwork days, the westbound CZ runs on the normal schedule.

Amtrak's computers don't deal well (or, at all) with two trains with the same number being scheduled into a station on the same day.  On days when transitioning from a trackwork day to a non-trackwork day, there will be a westbound CZ arriving in Salt Lake City at ~1:30 AM (the last trackwork affected train of the week) and another westbound CZ arriving ~11:30PM on the same day (the first normal schedule "weekend" train, although I don't think it is actually on the weekend).  In order to make the computer happy (and some other things simpler), all the trackwork impacted CZs are renumbered 1105.

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/31/20 13:25 by jello.



Date: 07/31/20 18:04
Re: Why the number change on the Zephyr?
Author: Woodman

Thanks for the info.



Date: 08/02/20 14:56
Re: Why the number change on the Zephyr?
Author: koloradokid

All this talk of number changes, well and good. Does anyone know exactly where the MofW work is happening??

Robert



Date: 08/02/20 15:06
Re: Why the number change on the Zephyr?
Author: Jimbo

koloradokid Wrote:
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> All this talk of number changes, well and good.
> Does anyone know exactly where the MofW work is
> happening??
>
> Robert

Tha Amtrak Alert notice said Moffat Tunnel.



Date: 08/02/20 22:46
Re: Why the number change on the Zephyr?
Author: koloradokid

Jimbo Wrote:
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> koloradokid Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > All this talk of number changes, well and good.
> > Does anyone know exactly where the MofW work is
> > happening??
> >
> > Robert
>
> Tha Amtrak Alert notice said Moffat Tunnel.

thanks.  I didn't get a chance to read the actual alert.  Might have made sense!

Robert



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