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Washout on SW Chief Line Delays 3 & 4 in New Mexico


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#1 Railroad Bill

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:14 PM

According to a report on TrainOrders both SWC 3 & 4 have been sitting northeast of ABQ due to a washout of the track. Amtrak status shows both trains 3-4 hours behind but may be moving?. I believe 3 is somewhere around Lamy and 4 has made it to Las Vegas, NM.  We are leaving next week on 3 and hoping for no bustitutions.. :o


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:19 PM

I just saw that 3 & 4 went from minutes late to almost 5 hours....thought I'd check here.....thanks for the info. I ride the SWC and like to keep up with it. 


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:03 PM

Saw this link on the "Amtrak West" Facebook group this evening... 

Amtrak train engine derails near Watrous

http://www.kob.com/n...atrous/4626523/


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:05 PM

The lead unit on #4 is reported to have derailed after hitting a boulder.  No injuries reported at this time.



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:57 AM

So since this accident happened around 8pm MDT, and the SWC trains were already running 3-4 hours late through this area, wonder if warnings of a washout, track problems had slowed them down earlier in the afternoon? #3 arrived in ABQ around 8:30pm about 4.5 hours late.


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 11:12 PM

I was on #3 yesterday and we did stop and wait in Las Vegas, NM from 12:45 PM to 4:32 PM. There indeed was a wash out between Las Vegas and Lamy due to excessive rain in the area.  Both trains 3 & 4 were held in place in Las Vegas, NM, and Lamy respectively while BNSF repaired the washout. #3 was release to travel 4:32 PM.  While in Las Vegas we were allowed to get off the train and walk around near the train in the station and town area nearby. Conductors kept us well informed with as much information as they had. When BNSF completed the repair we were released and the engineer blew the horn loudly and long three times rounding up the passengers. We did arrive Albuquerque, my destination, around 8:30 PM.


Edited by Tennessee Traveler, 07 October 2017 - 10:53 PM.


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 05:55 PM

Thanks for the info.....


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

From Albuquerque, we rode #4 on Sunday ,10/8, thru this area, did some slow running(10-15 mph) where curves limited sight distance. Could see the recent effects with fresh mud and rocks in the ditch in the canyon areas. Also, an Amtrak Loco was in a siding by itself. Wondered about that until we got home and a friend mentioned this rock derailment.






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