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Date: 02/17/21 04:01
California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: cozephyr

Amtrak's train 6, the eastbound California Zephyr, was showing a traffic disruption west of Salt Lake City, Utah, at 5:00 AM, Wednesday, 17 February 2021.  What's going on-?



Date: 02/17/21 04:23
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: SPDRGWfan

Major winter storms in the news - weather may have something to do with it?



Date: 02/17/21 06:36
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: dan

looks like they turned 6 to become 5 at SLC



Date: 02/17/21 07:27
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: atsf121

While it is a good storm this morning here in Utah, I’m surprised it would affect the Zephyr. And usually they turn in Reno instead of Salt Lake so I wonder if there is a problem west of here.

Nathan

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Date: 02/17/21 08:47
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: SPB

Amtrak's Track A Train shows #5 doing 57 mph with next stop Elko, NV.  Running 6 hr 57 min late.

Gerry



Date: 02/17/21 10:37
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: sethamtrak

One set of equipment did not go west Monday out of Chicago. Maybe one eastbound will be cancelled to balance the rotations back out. 



Date: 02/17/21 10:39
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: BoilingMan

5(15) never left Chicago, so 6(16) turned in SLC to take it's place west of SLC to Emeryville.  I guess it was decided 6 could only get into trouble tomorrow in the Midwest.
5(15) will live to be 5(17) and the fax 5(15) will become 6(18) and all will be back in sync.
SR



Date: 02/17/21 12:40
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: Pioneer2526

With 3 days a week service now , do they keep a extra set in emeryville now ?

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Date: 02/17/21 12:55
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: BoilingMan

Pioneer2526 Wrote:
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> With 3 days a week service now , do they keep a
> extra set in emeryville now ?
>
> Posted from iPhone

Oakland doesn't have an OBS Crew Base to staff a LD train, so storing a trainset wouldn't really help.  And such a set would probably just be underfoot anyway.  
SR



Date: 02/17/21 13:33
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: chakk

Amtrak's Twitter page had a post the other day that 6(16) would be terminated at SLC, with no alternate transportation provided east of there.  So perhaps that equipment was turned to become 5, which I believe had been cancelled out of Chicago on the 13th and/or the 15th.



Date: 02/17/21 13:41
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: roadman3313

Train 5 was canceled on the 15th but ran on the 13th. I was on 6(13) and we passed 5(13) just after Glenwood Springs. We didn't pass any other Amtrak trains between there and Chicago due to the tri-weekly and the cancelations out of Chicago due to the storms.

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Date: 02/17/21 16:17
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: Copy19

Just saw it on the Truckee webcam going west as No. 5.

JB - Omaha



Date: 02/17/21 16:18
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: chakk

#5 departed Truckee today at 16:14.  From what I could see on the Truckee downtown webcam, it appears to be a double consist, with baggage cars on both ends of the train.  Perhaps two sets of #5's equipment are being run to Emeryville in this movement?



Date: 02/17/21 20:45
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: P

chakk Wrote:
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> Amtrak's Twitter page had a post the other day
> that 6(16) would be terminated at SLC, with no
> alternate transportation provided east of there. 
> So perhaps that equipment was turned to become 5,
> which I believe had been cancelled out of Chicago
> on the 13th and/or the 15th.

So you get on a train in CA on your way to Omaha for whatever reason and get as far as Utah and Amtrak says 'time to get off, we're just going to stop here'.  'We may run another train in a few days if you'd like to take that one and get to Omaha at the end of the week.  Sorry'.????  

Geez, what service.  



Date: 02/17/21 20:49
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: BoilingMan

No. 
The decision to turn the train in SLC was made before the day before the train left Emeryville.  No one on the train was under the impression it would go any further.
SR



Date: 02/18/21 10:38
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: joemvcnj

Are they still the Greyhound service between Reno and SLC ? 



Date: 02/18/21 19:50
Re: California Zephyr Train 6 Service Disruption 17 Feb
Author: DevalDragon

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Are they still the Greyhound service between Reno
> and SLC ? 


LMGTFY -
Not until the 20th.



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