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#1 Peachy Kinda Girl

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:32 PM

Any reason why 22 has been stuck between mcgregor and cleborn for over 2 hrs??

#2 Peachy Kinda Girl

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:54 PM

Someone said on Facebook it's due to engine problems. What happens now? Do they have to wait for another locomotive? From where? Or do they try to fix it?

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:24 PM

If they can't get it to run, they will need to obtain a different locomotive. If they are none readily available nearby, they will use a freight locomotive. But the freight railroad must obtain a crew for that locomotive, time to bring it to the Amtrak train, time to hook it up and then because a freight locomotive must go slower then a passenger locomotive, it will be further delayed.

That's why sometimes you may see a train late 3 hours @ station A but it gets to station B 5 hours late, even though the train was stuck only 2 hours.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:17 PM

Freight locomotive will assist to Fort Worth where it will be removed and replaced by an available Amtrak locomotive.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:27 PM

Thanks for the info. Just saw an Amtrak locomotive pull up. Now hurry up train

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:00 PM

Are they still rerouting the Amtrak Texas Eagle away from Dallas and Fort Worth, till you get to(I think) Longview to resume its usual route? Sad to hear about a delay like this, though I understand sometimes an engine will break down for an Amtrak train.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:09 PM

No reroute

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:20 PM

No reroute

Ah, so it is back to the usual route now. They briefly were doing a temporary Texas Eagle reroute in June between Taylor and Longview(if I recall correctly), but I guess that's finished now. Thanks for confirming they aren't rerouting it anymore.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:16 PM

The reroute for 22 ended on the 29th of June while 21 ended on the 22nd.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:55 AM

It's now 6 hours late.




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