Thanksgiving OTP

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Thanksgiving OTP
Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, November 29, 2019 10:32 PM

The very heavy passenger loads have not seemed to delay most Amtrak trains this first 3 days of heavy traffic. Station stops have for the most part have not shown departure delays! Are conductors doing their job ? There have been the usual vehicle on the track delays ( + collisions ), freight train interferrence, and a very few weather delays.  All in all good handling by the freight RRs.  There is one glaring exception and that is NS south of ATL for the Crescent.  

# 19 has departed CLT and ATL within 10 minutes of time but almost 2 hours late into New Orleans.

Then we get to #20 almost 1:30 late northbound into ATL but NS does get it into WASH early since last Friday 22nd ) .  The south of ATL NS saga continues !

Then the other item of delays this Thanksgiving is mechanical delays.  Amtrak no longer lists if car problems or loco problems but reading between lines the P-42s are still having a lot of delays but Michigan trains which are mostly (?) Siemens locos are all taking mechanical delays.  Then we have ACS-64s failures on the NEC.  Reports unconfirmed state many ACS-64s are coming up on 5 year overhauls with many sidelined ? 

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