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#1 bowfran

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:36 PM

I am now traveling North on Train 134 to New York City and the train is speeding like crazy! My husband and I have already used the word derailment twice in the last ten minutes. I take this train a lot and only one other time have I experienced this kind of speeding. It is terrifying. I can barely type this note because my phone is jumping around so much! Please stop! I want to get to NY in one piece! Fran Bowman 4:35 pm 8/11/17

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

Seems to be at Newark, DE at the moment, right on time, and seems to be following the speed limit, at least from afar analyzing the GPS data from the locomotive. Your train is allowed up to 125 MPH.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

It also appears scheduled to arrive at NYP ten minutes early. Rare is the occasion when a complaint is made about an AMTK train going too fast...!



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:56 PM

I'm trying desperately to not laugh. 

 

You're on the NEC. Trains are moving on it. 

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:15 PM

Don't look out the window and the train will slow down....perspective wise

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:57 PM

Oh my god... :D

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:01 PM

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:00 PM

Maybe we can arrange to detour you into single-track territory, then have you go "in the hole" to be passed by three or four long freight trains, one of whose crew will "go dead" blocking your only way out of the siding until a jeep can be called out to drive fifteen miles through the underbrush from the nearest crossing to relieve the crew. Then, perhaps, you'll have a proper appreciation of what travel on Amtrak is like outside of the Northeast Corridor....

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:31 PM

I hope they come back and tell us if the train derailed or not, I'm burning to know.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:35 PM

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:45 PM

You are on the NEC where the trains go 125 mph or higher everyday, every NEC train goes this fast. I have traveled between WAS and NYP many times as have many of the forum members. We can all state the speed is normal and extremely safe. Every train is monitored for safety.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:43 PM

I hope they come back and tell us if the train derailed or not, I'm burning to know.

I sure hope not, otherwise I'm like to have a very long night here at NYP waiting for 66.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:49 AM

I guess Fran made it to her destination.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:19 AM

It's not the speed per se, it's the condition of the track in conjunction with the speed.  I've gone through some interlockings on the NEC where I've been amazed at how rough it was (several years ago)

 

Also, last year, we hit some track going from NYP to the south where we seemed to hit a harmonic frequency where the trucks would hunt one way and then the other.  It was very rough.  Then a little farther down the line we hit track that was as smooth as glass.

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:51 AM

I guess Fran made it to her destination.

 

And yet with all that zipping along, it still ended up being 7 minutes late. :angry:



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:31 AM

This is probably click bait being done to stir us up. It's the OPs first post.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:38 AM

OMG, best thread in months, laughing so hard it hurts...



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:43 AM

This is probably click bait being done to stir us up. It's the OPs first post.

If it was, it was a major fail based on the responses.  Doesn't appear anyone was "stirred up".


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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
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:52 AM

 

This is probably click bait being done to stir us up. It's the OPs first post.

... Doesn't appear anyone was "stirred up".

 

 

 

 

Personally, I was shaken, not stirred.


Edited by TrackWalker, 12 August 2017 - 08:53 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 09:00 AM

I'm wondering if the OP might have been seriously scared and hoping someone could somehow put a stop to the train.  Maybe she was really terrified.

 

Just another point of view.


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