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#1 Cardinal

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:43 AM

The Cardinal was 4 hrs 23min late at Alderson, WV and is now 7hrs 4 min late at South Portsmouth, KY.  Does anyone know the cause?

 

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:23 AM

My guess is weather


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2012: Apr: WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER) // May(NTD): WIL=>PHL=>WIL (NER) / PHL=>PAO=>PHL (Keystone) // Aug: WIL=>WAS (NER) / BWI=>WIL (NER) // Oct(Gathering): PHL=>WIL (NER) / PHL=>HAR=>PHL (Keystone) / SEPTA, NJT, PATCO, River Line, Princeton Dinky
2013: May(NTD): WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER)  // Oct (Gathering): WIL=>CHI (Card) / CHI=>MKE=>GLN=>CHI() / CHI=>JOL=>CHI () / CHI=>WIL(CL=>NER) / CTA, Metra. SEPTA (WIL=>NRK) // Nov:  PHL=>PHL (Autumn Express) 
2014: May(NTD):  WIL=>PHL=>WIL(NER) // May:  WIL=>BOS=>WIL(NER) day trip

2014: Oct(Gathering): WIL=>NYP=>TOL(pd-NER=>LSL) / TOL=>CHI=>LAX=>EMY(pts-LSL=>SWC=>CS) / EMY=>CHI=>TOL (pts-CZ-CL) / TOL=>WAS=>WIL(pd-CL=>NER)
2015: May: CHI=>CIN(pd-Card) / CIN=>WIL(pts Card)
2015;  Oct(Gathering):  WIL=>WAS(Acela) / ALX=>WAS(NER) / WAS=>BAL(Acela) / WAS=>WIL(NER)

2016: Mar: WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER)  // Oct:  WIL=>NYP=>NYP=>WIL (Autumn Express) 


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:12 AM

The Cardinal was 4 hrs 23min late at Alderson, WV and is now 7hrs 4 min late at South Portsmouth, KY.  Does anyone know the cause?
 
Mary

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:30 AM

It is expected into Chicago nearly six hours late. Actually it will probably be more as it is dragged along by a CSX unit at reduced speed.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:35 PM

It is expected into Chicago nearly six hours late. Actually it will probably be more as it is dragged along by a CSX unit at reduced speed.

I saw this when I was randomly checking the on time status for this train, and wondered what was going on with yesterday and today's Cardinal train!



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:03 AM

The Cardinal arrived Chicago 5hr 59 minutes late. Bad, but yesterday's winner was the Capitol Limited - 8hr 57min late (bad-ordered cars at WAS, then just got later and later).  That makes the Lake Shore's 1hr 3min late arrival seem like on-time.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:25 PM

We just saw #4 (14) arrive at KCY over five hours late. But as consolation there were two SC-44s in tow.




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