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#1 Philly Amtrak Fan

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:09 PM

Currently around 6 hours behind (I'm on it as we speak). Right now between CLE and Erie and Wi-Fi is thankfully working for now. They gave us coach pax beef stew with mashed potatoes (lot of potatoes, little beef). Looks like a post midnite arrival into NYP. I still have to catch a  NJT back to Jersey and then drive back to Philly! I got rare photos of CLE's station in daylight. I'll post them when I get home. I want to save my phone's power.

 

Update: 6:05pm into SYR


Edited by Philly Amtrak Fan, 29 December 2017 - 06:05 PM.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:16 PM

Congratulations, you are now officially a veteran Amtrak long distance train rider!  You've been on a train where they've had to break out the beef stew


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:15 PM

Congratulations, you are now officially a veteran Amtrak long distance train rider!  You've been on a train where they've had to break out the beef stew

Ah yes, I remember it well....years ago, when the trains were seriously delayed into an extra meal period, they ordered up "the panic boxes" to be catered by some downline fast food...usually a KFC. :)


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:16 PM

Congratulations, you are now officially a veteran Amtrak long distance train rider!  You've been on a train where they've had to break out the beef stew

Other veterans get hard boiled eggs for breakfast and KFC for dinner.



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:18 PM

KFC? Works for me!


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:23 PM

In the past I've had Subway,KFC,Pizza in the Diner and more recently the AMStew on Rice when on extremely Late LD Trains.
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:18 PM

Ouch. Any reason why the train departed Chicago over three hours late?

 

By the way, the Empire Builder that arrived in Chicago 4.5 hours late yesterday broke out the Amstew near Portage. A car attendant said the reason it had been late leaving Seattle was because the baggage car on the west-bound train caught fire and damaged itself and the transition sleeper, both of which were missing from the east-bound train.

 



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:41 PM

Weather. I believe some parts were frozen? BTW we are now in Albany and probably won't make it to NYP by midnight.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:47 PM

This is a rare photo of Cleveland Amtrak in broad daylight! I believe we got there around noon.Attached File  20171229_120132_Burst01.jpg   102.77KB   39 downloadsAttached File  20171229_120150_Burst01.jpg   77.99KB   31 downloads
I also added a photo of Cleveland Browns Stadium. The poor team is 0-15 and is one loss from being the second ever 0-16 team in NFL history.

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Edited by Philly Amtrak Fan, 30 December 2017 - 08:09 AM.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:14 PM

The LSL's timekeeping sure hasn't been great this past week, which is unsprisngly with the extremely cold temperatures we've been having in the midwest!

 

Anyway in midsummer near the Solstice even when 48 is on time, dawn is breaking while sitting in Cleveland, I got some great ones July 4th weekend a few years ago http://subwaynut.com...leveland/p3.php.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:47 PM

Ouch. Any reason why the train departed Chicago over three hours late?

 

 

 

Frozen everything and a recrew,


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:28 AM

The beef stew was the last meal they gave us complementary and we got it around lunchtime.I was able to buy a meal from the cafe/lounge around 5pm. According to juckins.net, we made it into ALB 9:10pm (the gift shop and store were already closed) and the arrival time into NYP was 12:42am, 6 hr, 19 min late.

 

The last NJT train to New Jersey left at 1:22am but they didn't have the bags by then so I left them. I get home to the Hamilton parking garage and my battery is dead after the long trip to Dallas. So I have to wait for an hour in my car without heat for AAA to come get me before I drive home  I finally made it home around 4:30am. I was going to take the first train up to Penn Station today to pick up my bags but I'm snowed in!

 

I thought my last trip back/transfer experience on the CL was bad! Those of you hoping for a good experience back from CHI so I wouldn't complain about the lack of a Broadway/Three Rivers anymore just had your hopes dashed. Now the complaints will only get louder! Screw Byrd!

 

On paper, going the LSL route still seems like the better option. Only six times in all of 2017 was the LSL even 3 hours late and the dead battery was the result of 10 days in a cold parking garage (or maybe it needed to be replaced before hand). On Thursday, I arrived into CHI on the TE at 5:29PM so I would've had just an hour to make the CL (which just my luck arrived on time into WAS yesterday but not on the day I was on it coming back from California).

 

I'm telling you, never ride an LD train with me again, you're bound to get screwed!


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:31 AM

Hmm, and your precious Broadway/Three Rivers would not have been affected by delays EVER?  Not even  cold and snow?  Freight derailments?  Equipment failures?  Somehow I don't think so.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:14 PM

Hmm, and your precious Broadway/Three Rivers would not have been affected by delays EVER?  Not even  cold and snow?  Freight derailments?  Equipment failures?  Somehow I don't think so.

 

But then I had to spend the extra time going all the way north through upstate NY and all the way down to New Jersey and arriving in Hamilton, NJ close to 3am. You figure if a TR left CHI the same time the LSL left it would arrive into PHL about 2-3 hrs earlier and I get home at 1:30am or 2:30am and not 4:30am and I have my luggage right now. I still have to make a trip up to NYP to get it ... after I dig out of the snow first. I'm sure most of you don't care but I'm just saying. Next time you're out until 4:30am in the morning or you're stuck in the cold in your car without heat in a parking lot in the middle of the night in the middle of winter waiting for AAA come talk to me. 


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

The beef stew was the last meal they gave us complementary and we got it around lunchtime.I was able to buy a meal from the cafe/lounge around 5pm. According to juckins.net, we made it into ALB 9:10pm (the gift shop and store were already closed) and the arrival time into NYP was 12:42am, 6 hr, 19 min late.

 

The last NJT train to New Jersey left at 1:22am but they didn't have the bags by then so I left them. I get home to the Hamilton parking garage and my battery is dead after the long trip to Dallas. So I have to wait for an hour in my car without heat for AAA to come get me before I drive home  I finally made it home around 4:30am. I was going to take the first train up to Penn Station today to pick up my bags but I'm snowed in!

 

I thought my last trip back/transfer experience on the CL was bad! Those of you hoping for a good experience back from CHI so I wouldn't complain about the lack of a Broadway/Three Rivers anymore just had your hopes dashed. Now the complaints will only get louder! Screw Byrd!

 

For the record, 50(28) would have delivered you to PHL at 8:56 pm, only 20 minutes behind schedule.  You would have been home (with the luggage) hours earlier.



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

 

Hmm, and your precious Broadway/Three Rivers would not have been affected by delays EVER?  Not even  cold and snow?  Freight derailments?  Equipment failures?  Somehow I don't think so.

 

But then I had to spend the extra time going all the way north through upstate NY and all the way down to New Jersey and arriving in Hamilton, NJ close to 3am. You figure if a TR left CHI the same time the LSL left it would arrive into PHL about 2-3 hrs earlier and I get home at 1:30am or 2:30am and not 4:30am and I have my luggage right now. I still have to make a trip up to NYP to get it ... after I dig out of the snow first. I'm sure most of you don't care but I'm just saying. Next time you're out until 4:30am in the morning or you're stuck in the cold in your car without heat in a parking lot in the middle of the night in the middle of winter waiting for AAA come talk to me. 

 

Should have taken the Cardinal ;)



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:24 PM

The beef stew was the last meal they gave us complementary and we got it around lunchtime.I was able to buy a meal from the cafe/lounge around 5pm. According to juckins.net, we made it into ALB 9:10pm (the gift shop and store were already closed) and the arrival time into NYP was 12:42am, 6 hr, 19 min late.

 

The last NJT train to New Jersey left at 1:22am but they didn't have the bags by then so I left them. I get home to the Hamilton parking garage and my battery is dead after the long trip to Dallas. So I have to wait for an hour in my car without heat for AAA to come get me before I drive home  I finally made it home around 4:30am. I was going to take the first train up to Penn Station today to pick up my bags but I'm snowed in!

 

I thought my last trip back/transfer experience on the CL was bad! Those of you hoping for a good experience back from CHI so I wouldn't complain about the lack of a Broadway/Three Rivers anymore just had your hopes dashed. Now the complaints will only get louder! Screw Byrd!

 

On paper, going the LSL route still seems like the better option. Only six times in all of 2017 was the LSL even 3 hours late and the dead battery was the result of 10 days in a cold parking garage (or maybe it needed to be replaced before hand). On Thursday, I arrived into CHI on the TE at 5:29PM so I would've had just an hour to make the CL (which just my luck arrived on time into WAS yesterday but not on the day I was on it coming back from California).

 

I'm telling you, never ride an LD train with me again, you're bound to get screwed!

Aw man that sounds terrible! I'm glad you got home safe though! How much snow have you gotten there, and have you gotten your bags yet?


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:25 PM

This is a rare photo of Cleveland Amtrak in broad daylight! I believe we got there around noon.

I also added a photo of Cleveland Browns Stadium. The poor team is 0-15 and is one loss from being the second ever 0-16 team in NFL history.

RIP Cleveland Browns.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:27 PM

This is a rare photo of Cleveland Amtrak in broad daylight! I believe we got there around noon.attachicon.gif20171229_120132_Burst01.jpgattachicon.gif20171229_120150_Burst01.jpg
I also added a photo of Cleveland Browns Stadium. The poor team is 0-15 and is one loss from being the second ever 0-16 team in NFL history.

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Thanks. We needed to be reminded of that! ;-)


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:49 PM

 

 

Aw man that sounds terrible! I'm glad you got home safe though! How much snow have you gotten there, and have you gotten your bags yet?

 

 

Not yet. Probably will go tomorrow. New Year's Day in New York, that won't be busy at all LOL.

 

 

 

This is a rare photo of Cleveland Amtrak in broad daylight! I believe we got there around noon.attachicon.gif20171229_120132_Burst01.jpgattachicon.gif20171229_120150_Burst01.jpg
I also added a photo of Cleveland Browns Stadium. The poor team is 0-15 and is one loss from being the second ever 0-16 team in NFL history.

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Thanks. We needed to be reminded of that! ;-)

 

 

I actually saw a couple of riders wearing Cleveland Browns hats! I couldn't believe it! I should have taken pictures of them!


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