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North Dakota delays for #8 of the 5th.

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North Dakota delays for #8 of the 5th.
Posted by NP Eddie on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:38 PM

ALL:

Looking at AMTRAK Dixieland, #8 departed Williston 1 hour 1 minute late.

Departed Stanley 7 hours 54 minutes late.

Departed Minot 7 hours 47 minutes late.

Departed Rugby 11 hours 4 minutes late.

Departed Fargo 12 hours 53 minutes late.

ETA MSP 1935 hours at 11 hours 52 minutes late.

Can anyone shed light on the delays?

Thank you,

Ed Burns

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Posted by schlimm on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:59 PM

NP Eddie

ALL:

Looking at AMTRAK Dixieland, #8 departed Williston 1 hour 1 minute late.

Departed Stanley 7 hours 54 minutes late.

Departed Minot 7 hours 47 minutes late.

Departed Rugby 11 hours 4 minutes late.

Departed Fargo 12 hours 53 minutes late.

ETA MSP 1935 hours at 11 hours 52 minutes late.

Can anyone shed light on the delays?

Thank you,

Ed Burns

 

What a joke!  How can anyone defend the EB service with a straight face?  JJ Hill would be furious.

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Posted by cx500 on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 7:27 PM

According to a report on Train Orders, a BNSF freight ahead had a grade crossing accident.  Then further delayed digging out switches plugged with snow, and then waiting for a recrew because of the 12 hour limit.  I'm sure JJ Hill also had those sort of days from time to time.  Amtrak was the victim of forces beyond its control.  Quite possibly the same snow that plugged the switches also made the roads difficult or impassible for taxiing the relief crew.

Winter blizzards do not make railroading easy.

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