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Date: 05/12/22 20:22
What's delaying 52 and 92 in Florida this evening?
Author: Electroliner

Both trains are one behind the other at zero speed just south of Palatka.  Been there for some time now.  Anyone know what is going on?



Date: 05/12/22 20:55
Re: What's delaying 52 and 92 in Florida this evening?
Author: Electroliner

Researched this with Amtrak Twitter and info on the VR Folkston feed.  52 left Sanford close to 3 hours late this evening, and now has "mechanical issues" (sound familiar?) just south of Palatka, so it's not even to JAX yet.  Been there about two hours.  Single track area, so 92 is sitting behind it with no way to get around it until, I guess, a CSX engine is sent down from JAX to rescue it.  Best guess on my part, but probably close.  Could be a bad car, they are getting mighty long in the tooth.



Date: 05/12/22 22:09
Re: What's delaying 52 and 92 in Florida this evening?
Author: GenePoon

Trains were stopped in the vicinity of Crescent City.

Finally 52 was able to start moving slowly but enough to get to a passing track where 92 could get around. 92(12) is now north of Palatka at normal speed.  52(12) is north of Palatka at 25-30mph.



Date: 05/12/22 22:27
Re: What's delaying 52 and 92 in Florida this evening?
Author: jp1822

Auto train in question is now doing 70.5 mph north of Palatka.....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/12/22 22:27 by jp1822.



Date: 05/13/22 22:16
Re: What's delaying 52 and 92 in Florida this evening?
Author: ProAmtrak

Took them that long to troubleshoot the issue with 52? Sanford should've done that before releasing the train!

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Date: 05/14/22 08:13
Re: What's delaying 52 and 92 in Florida this evening?
Author: engineerinvirginia

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> Took them that long to troubleshoot the issue with
> 52? Sanford should've done that before releasing
> the train!
>
> Posted from Android

As a locomotive engineer I can tell you it happens rather often that you get on your power...inspect it from stem to stern, couple up and depart and everything is hunky dory until you are in the worst possbile spot and something goes wrong. If you don't find anything wrong at the point of origin...what's to keep you from leaving? The fear of break down? Can't run a railroad THAT way. 



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