Chief and Zephyr detours 5/24/18?

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Chief and Zephyr detours 5/24/18?
Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:31 PM

Seems like SW Chief #3 and CAZep #5 tonight are on the old Santa Fe main from Chicago to Galesburg showing around Joliet right now.  Does not sound good.

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Posted by Deggesty on Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:57 PM

I asked for the status of #5 at Galesburg- and at Burlington-and the information was unavailable.

I wonder if there is still some sort of station or platform where the Santa Fe station was in Galesburg.

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Posted by Chris30 on Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:30 PM

Hello... Amtrak re-routes today (5/24/18) due to a minor BNSF freight train derailment at Aurora, IL @2:30pm. Eight cars derailed at roughly the junction where the Aurora Subdivision (C&I Line) diverges from the Chicago Sub in downtown Aurora. No injuries, minor damage; cleanup should be quick. Metra service isn't affected.

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Friday, May 25, 2018 12:25 AM

Well, long night for 3 and 5, Amtrak track map shows them southwest of Joliet, now that they got BNSF pilots for the territory, this at 12:25 am CDT.  Boy, an Excedrine headache for sure.

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:31 PM

Well, today, 27th May, #5 Cal Zephyr apparently will be, in the words of Wilbert Harrison, goin' to Kansas City thanks to a BNSF coal train derailment west of Ottumwa, then back north to its regular route, I guess.  I guess the ATK folks need to wash down that Excedrin with some Maalox.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, May 28, 2018 10:33 PM

Today (5/28) the #6 Zephyr used the UP West line.  It came through around 5:30 with a UP pilot engine.

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 11:49 PM

Well, 6/5/18 has chiefs in both directions in a bad way due to a BNSF derailment on the Seligman Subdivision in the afternoon affecting both mains.  No word but chatter on the web suggests WB #3 held or terminated at Winslow.

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Posted by saguaro on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:18 AM

Actually you can see WB #3 on the Flagstaff, AZ webcam. Apparently it has been there since last night. The chatter is that there are two separate derailments west of Flagstaff in AZ. Here is a link to the Flagstaff camera: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aNl9W_qaAk

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Posted by diningcar on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:49 AM

I now hear that #4's passengers are being bussed to Flagstaff where #3 will become #4. BNSF power will then take the new #4 to Albuq. where it can be turned and then proceed with Amtrak power. 

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