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Date: 11/25/22 18:09
Amtrak Gets A Helping Hand
Author: walstib

A tardy number 7 — running 2 hours and 47 minutes off the advertised — rolls through the rain, at the north Portal of Seattle's downtown tunnel, with a BNSF motor leading the way this afternoon.

The Amtrak locomotive was exhibiting electrical problems in Montana, so the BNSF unit was added at Spokane to help bring the train over Stevens Pass and into Seattle.




Date: 11/25/22 19:23
Re: Amtrak Gets A Helping Hand
Author: sethamtrak

Impossible. The locomotive is too new to fail. They are super reliable locomotives! 

That makes ALC42 number four to break down on the Builder in the last 8 days for those keeping track. 



Date: 11/25/22 19:30
Re: Amtrak Gets A Helping Hand
Author: ProAmtrak

And back in Febuary and March they had issues with cold, this looks like a very long winter for those engines working 7 and 8!



Date: 11/25/22 19:38
Re: Amtrak Gets A Helping Hand
Author: TTownTrains

Maybe the new units need to go south for the winter and work on #1 and #2.

Bill G.



Date: 11/25/22 20:24
Re: Amtrak Gets A Helping Hand
Author: Panamerican99

Reminds me of the early diesel years when steam locos came out to rescue broken down E units.

-JH



Date: 11/26/22 04:21
Re: Amtrak Gets A Helping Hand
Author: goduckies

TTownTrains Wrote:
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> Maybe the new units need to go south for the
> winter and work on #1 and #2.
>
> Bill G.


Makes sense once fully operational. But they need to find the bugs out now.... so no choice but to use them there, but they should use a third p42 at least to pick up slack.

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Date: 11/27/22 04:36
Re: Amtrak Gets A Helping Hand
Author: robj

Yes, but in those days their were hundreds possibly a thousand conventional trains and the technology was relatively new. 70 years later..,.

Bob

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Date: 11/27/22 15:42
Re: Amtrak Gets A Helping Hand
Author: PHall

robj Wrote:
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> Yes, but in those days their were hundreds
> possibly a thousand conventional trains and the
> technology was relatively new. 70 years
> later..,.
>
> Bob
>
> Posted from Android

The technology keeps improving. New designs still need a debugging process.



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