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Date: 06/21/22 14:08
Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: Copy19

Amtrak 5 just ran thru Truckee without making its normal stop.  The train wasn't even on the track closest to the station.  No skiers today?  :-)

JB - Omaha



Date: 06/21/22 14:09
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: dan

no passengers, hi ball truckee or..back down on the platform track, looks like it stopped on the right of the screen in the trees, and it is now coming back    216pm  http://tahoetopia.com/webcam/downtown-truckee



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/22 14:16 by dan.




Date: 06/21/22 14:21
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: Copy19

You're right.  It's back sitting at the station.  Wonder what No. 6 will do?

JB - Omaha



Date: 06/21/22 14:28
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: dan

looks like 6 is still a little aways, you moving back to the sierras?



Date: 06/21/22 15:15
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: Copy19

No. 6 just made its station stop in Truckee.  The leader is "Pepsi Cam" No. 51.

JB - Omaha



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Date: 06/21/22 15:27
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: Copy19

dan Wrote:
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> looks like 6 is still a little aways, you moving
> back to the sierras?

 Not hardly.  JB



Date: 06/21/22 17:52
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: dan

Looked nice today



Date: 06/21/22 21:20
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: TopCat

No, 5/6 can't just "highball" Truckee. Due to the "CF" that was going on between RV205 and RV208 (West and East Truckee) with a dead grain train and trains between Floriston and Truckee they had to do their station work on Main-1 (prior to the this video) and then shuffle back to East Truckee, cross over to Main-2  and then proceed west.  We crossed over to Main-1 at West Truckee and then proceeded to follow the grain train to Reno.  Met a westbound near Boca Dam.

There are (currently) no flag stops for the Zephyr with the exception of discharge only stations at Davis, Martinez, Richmond (#5) and Burlington, Galesburg and Princeton (#6).

T.C.



Date: 06/21/22 21:26
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: dan

I have seen them not stop at Granby

looking into why #5 is showing service disruption now



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Date: 06/22/22 10:21
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: BRAtkinson

It's not the first time that the dispatcher put a train on the wrong track. 

Several years ago, the dispatcher that covers North Philadelphia put an Amtrak train on the former PRR SEPTA commuter-only route, as I recall.  And a couple of months ago, I was on train #148 that was put on track 2 instead of the platform track 4 at Bridgeport.  The engineer realized it soon enough to come to a stop 1 track away from the platform, radioed the dispatcher who then lined us up for a reverse move, we did that, then stopped at the platform as intended.

"To err is human.  To really foul things up requires a computer."  (I saw a sign with that on it 40+ years ago)



Date: 06/22/22 10:33
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: dan

the other track was full of problems was not an error



Date: 06/22/22 11:21
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: DavidP

Seems like the same maneuver was discussed here about a month ago, with all the same speculation about a missed stop, etc.

Dave



Date: 06/22/22 13:13
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: Lackawanna484

Happens occasionally at Fort Madison, Iowa, as well. No harm done.

Posted from Android



Date: 06/25/22 21:07
Re: Amtrak 5 just ran Truckee stop
Author: ProAmtrak

BRAtkinson Wrote:
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> It's not the first time that the dispatcher put a
> train on the wrong track. 
>
> Several years ago, the dispatcher that covers
> North Philadelphia put an Amtrak train on the
> former PRR SEPTA commuter-only route, as I
> recall.  And a couple of months ago, I was on
> train #148 that was put on track 2 instead of the
> platform track 4 at Bridgeport.  The engineer
> realized it soon enough to come to a stop 1 track
> away from the platform, radioed the dispatcher who
> then lined us up for a reverse move, we did that,
> then stopped at the platform as intended.
>
> "To err is human.  To really foul things up
> requires a computer."  (I saw a sign with that on
> it 40+ years ago)

Thing is these 'experts' are claiming computers can do better, I still say relying them 100% is a recipe for disaster!



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