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Date: 05/31/23 17:29
Chicago Train Wash
Author: lordsigma

Supposedly the Chicago train wash is back in operation and western LD trains are getting washed. Hopefully we’ll see more washes restored to service soon so the other services are cleaned as well.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/23 17:29 by lordsigma.



Date: 05/31/23 18:51
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: cutboy1958

If  operational  should  be  visible  from Chicago  overpass  somewhere. Roosevelt  Road??
  Amtrak  has  announced upgrades  to  Seattle, Boston, New  York  and  DC  yards.  CHICAGO  please!!  Trains  almost  always  clean out  of  LA.



Date: 05/31/23 19:38
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: sethamtrak

cutboy1958 Wrote:
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> If  operational  should  be  visible  from
> Chicago  overpass  somewhere. Roosevelt
>  Road??
>   Amtrak  has  announced upgrades  to
>  Seattle, Boston, New  York  and  DC  yards.
>  CHICAGO  please!!  Trains  almost  always
>  clean out  of  LA.

18th Street. Wash has been in use the last few weeks. 



Date: 05/31/23 19:38
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: kevink

cutboy1958 Wrote:
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> If  operational  should  be  visible  from
> Chicago  overpass  somewhere. Roosevelt
>  Road??

18th Street overpass and for a ground level view from the north end of S. Stewart Avenue north of W. 18th Street and a block east of S. Canal Street

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Date: 06/01/23 06:13
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: steve4031

I rode a roundtrip to St. Louis on 301/318 on Memorial Day.  The windows on both trains were immaculately clean.  



Date: 06/01/23 08:55
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: dan

wonder how long it will be in service seems like it has the complexity of boston big dig dig the way there is always a problem with it, track work every two years etc



Date: 06/01/23 10:51
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: alan2955

sethamtrak Wrote:
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> cutboy1958 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If  operational  should  be  visible  from
> > Chicago  overpass  somewhere. Roosevelt
> >  Road??
> >   Amtrak  has  announced upgrades  to
> >  Seattle, Boston, New  York  and  DC
>  yards.
> >  CHICAGO  please!!  Trains  almost  always
> >  clean out  of  LA.
>
> 18th Street. Wash has been in use the last few
> weeks. 

Are the usually filthy Cardinal and Lake Shore finally getting washed?

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Date: 06/01/23 18:47
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: illini73

lordsigma Wrote:
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> Supposedly . . . western LD trains are getting washed.

Not yet for today's #7(1):  I gave it the finger swipe test at Glenview this evening (see below).  Train was 2 hrs 47 mins late due to an "unforseen equipment swap" before leaving Chicago.  Engineer got down and went between the units (our friends 318 and 325 again) to deal with an MU cable issue during the station stop.

 




Date: 06/02/23 03:58
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: lordsigma

Bad order Delays like that could preclude washing. No idea how consistently or frequently they’re doing it or what the current practice is on that only that it’s supposedly working and there’s been more washing going on than before.



Date: 06/02/23 04:43
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: jp1822

illini73 Wrote:
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> lordsigma Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Supposedly . . . western LD trains are
> getting washed.
>
> Not yet for today's #7(1):  I gave it the finger
> swipe test at Glenview this evening (see below). 
> Train was 2 hrs 47 mins late due to an "unforseen
> equipment swap" before leaving Chicago.  Engineer
> got down and went between the units (our friends
> 318 and 325 again) to deal with an MU cable issue
> during the station stop.
>
>  

OK - this "MU cable issue" has been a problem on my last FOUR trips on the Empire Builder. Two of the four incidents happened between Glenview and Milwaukee on Train #7/27, the Empire Builder (not at any station stop), while the third AND fourth happened somewhere between Staples and Fargo, also Train #7/27. The cable in question was between the lead P42 and the trailing ALC42 - all FOUR times. Seems to be a little too common of an incident to occur. Granted, we were stopped - all FOUR times - no more than 20 minutes, but it was a bit nerve racking and the engineer was the one that did the "fix." No debris was hit. Thankfully it does seem that whatever the engineer does fixes the problem, but hopefully they carry an extra cable or two aboard if this is a known problem. We were told by the "cable came loose and needed to be re-attached, will be on our way shortly."  



Date: 06/02/23 09:02
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: sethamtrak

lordsigma Wrote:
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> Bad order Delays like that could preclude washing.
> No idea how consistently or frequently they’re
> doing it or what the current practice is on that
> only that it’s supposedly working and there’s
> been more washing going on than before.

Train is "wyed and washed" once the inbound set comes in. Then sent either to the pit, or to its respective yard track. 



Date: 06/02/23 10:59
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: lordsigma

sethamtrak Wrote:
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> lordsigma Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Bad order Delays like that could preclude
> washing.
> > No idea how consistently or frequently
> they’re
> > doing it or what the current practice is on
> that
> > only that it’s supposedly working and
> there’s
> > been more washing going on than before.
>
> Train is "wyed and washed" once the inbound set
> comes in. Then sent either to the pit, or to its
> respective yard track. 

Got it - thanks for info.



Date: 06/04/23 13:47
Re: Chicago Train Wash
Author: ProAmtrak

sethamtrak Wrote:
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> lordsigma Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Bad order Delays like that could preclude
> washing.
> > No idea how consistently or frequently
> they’re
> > doing it or what the current practice is on
> that
> > only that it’s supposedly working and
> there’s
> > been more washing going on than before.
>
> Train is "wyed and washed" once the inbound set
> comes in. Then sent either to the pit, or to its
> respective yard track. 

And let it sit all day instead of doing the required work!



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