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#41 GaSteve

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:22 PM

Today it lost almost 6 hours between Atlanta and Aniston. The onetime percentage must be close to 0% this summer.

That problem was a broken down freight 50 or so miles south of ATL.



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 04:02 AM

Today it lost almost 6 hours between Atlanta and Aniston. The onetime percentage must be close to 0% this summer.

That problem was a broken down freight 50 or so miles south of ATL.
They just can’t win lately. When they doing good and looks like they may just get in early something breaks and they get stuck.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 12:37 PM

Today it lost almost 6 hours between Atlanta and Anniston. The onetime percentage must be close to 0% this summer.

Arrival at NOL was 0330, 6.6 hours down.  To their credit, the NOL station team got the train turned and it left only an hour down this morning.  I'll bet WAS couldn't have turned it that fast.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:23 AM

 

Today it lost almost 6 hours between Atlanta and Anniston. The onetime percentage must be close to 0% this summer.

Arrival at NOL was 0330, 6.6 hours down.  To their credit, the NOL station team got the train turned and it left only an hour down this morning.  I'll bet WAS couldn't have turned it that fast.

 

Last night's 19 was 3 hours late into NOL account another broken down freight in Alabama, but the NOL station team was up to the task and 20 is out on time this morning.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:41 PM

Still not doing good but getting better. Been averaging a little over 1.5 hours late into Nola

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:01 PM

Still not doing good but getting better. Been averaging a little over 1.5 hours late into Nola



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:30 PM

 

Arrival at NOL was 0330, 6.6 hours down.  To their credit, the NOL station team got the train turned and it left only an hour down this morning.  I'll bet WAS couldn't have turned it that fast.

 

 

 

That's hardly conclusive since WAS has many more trains to contend with and if 20 arrived WAS 6 hours late, it would arrive at the beginning of rush hour.  By the time it was unloaded and ready to depart for the yard, it would be the middle of rush hour, where you have the  MARC  and  VRE commuter train coming out of the same tracks that you would need to wye 20 for 19.  That's in addition to the Amtrak trains. Plus, a late approach to the S&I facility would either knock another train out of its slot or result in a late spot for 20 if they chose to start working on one of the many trains that originate or turn in WAS.

 

I'm not recalling NOL having a rush hour period, two commuter services and 60 or so Amtrak trains passing through its facility. On a good day, NOL has maybe 10 moves? A comparison is ill-advised and inappropriate.


Edited by Thirdrail7, 13 August 2017 - 12:34 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:34 PM

We have 2 maybe 3 (SL) trains in one day in Nola all of which will spend the night.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:00 PM

As Thirdrail said, that would all add upto maybe 10 or so moves. Comparing that with Ivy City is just ludicrous. NOL is a tiny station with tiny operations compared to Washington Union Station and Ivy City.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:24 PM

We have 2 maybe 3 (SL) trains in one day in Nola all of which will spend the night.

19/20 is not a SL train and turns every night on a pretty tight schedule.  The Sunset, which is a SL train spends the night on the 3 days per week it operates..  CONO is a Superliner trains and spends the night every night.

Keep in mind that WAS has many more employees than NOL. 

Most of the time, trains terminating at NOL are wyed and backed in for arrival.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:36 PM

We have 2 maybe 3 (SL) trains in one day in Nola all of which will spend the night.

19/20 is not a SL train and turns every night on a pretty tight schedule.  The Sunset, which is a SL train spends the night on the 3 days per week it operates..  CONO is a Superliner trains and spends the night every night.
Keep in mind that WAS has many more employees than NOL. 
Most of the time, trains terminating at NOL are wyed and backed in for arrival.
I think they were referring to the acronym for the sunset limited, not superliner.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:17 PM

We have 2 maybe 3 (SL) trains in one day in Nola all of which will spend the night.

19/20 is not a SL train and turns every night on a pretty tight schedule.  The Sunset, which is a SL train spends the night on the 3 days per week it operates..  CONO is a Superliner trains and spends the night every night.
Keep in mind that WAS has many more employees than NOL. 
Most of the time, trains terminating at NOL are wyed and backed in for arrival.
I think they were referring to the acronym for the sunset limited, not superliner.
Yes I meant sunset limited

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:21 PM

 

 

 

We have 2 maybe 3 (SL) trains in one day in Nola all of which will spend the night.

19/20 is not a SL train and turns every night on a pretty tight schedule.  The Sunset, which is a SL train spends the night on the 3 days per week it operates..  CONO is a Superliner trains and spends the night every night.
Keep in mind that WAS has many more employees than NOL. 
Most of the time, trains terminating at NOL are wyed and backed in for arrival.
I think they were referring to the acronym for the sunset limited, not superliner.
Yes I meant sunset limited

 

Thanks for the clarification.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:12 PM

Keep in mind that WAS has many more employees than NOL. 

 

Again, this is obvious since....they have more trains.

 

 

 

19/20 is not a SL train and turns every night on a pretty tight schedule.  The Sunset, which is a SL train spends the night on the 3 days per week it operates..  CONO is a Superliner trains and spends the night every night.


 

 

While the turn is tight (particularly with the modified schedules), if the Sunset is not in the picture, the crew that turns 20 for 19 doesn't have a heck of a lot to do until the train arrives. If it arrives at 3AM, what trains other trains are they prepping to depart?  On the other hand, at 5pm in WAS, they've already begun work on next day departures at 3:15am, and 5am and are still working on current day departures at 6p, 6:05p, 7p and 7:10p. The are also prepping the add-ons for the 8:30p departure.    This still doesn't include the commuter trains that are surging through the area, hogging the wye (since coach yard leads to the short leg of the wye in addition to the two VRE trains that actually occupy the wye) that 20 would to use.

 

So while you're statement is probably true, there is a valid reason for WAS not being able to turn a train as quickly. They don't have crews sitting around with little to do until their train arrives.


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