Discussion in 'Amtrak Rail Discussion' started by nti1094, May 20, 2019.
There seems to be some thick black smoke stains on the front of the dorm car if you look carefully.
Looks like a P42 malfunctioned on CN territory. The incoming Siemens locomotives will do wonders for Amtrak OTP.
Locomotives won’t improve OTP on Freight Railroads. Better Dispatching will.
You’re right that dispatching does more for OTP than equipment health does, but I maintain that a well run loco does more for the integrity of a timetable than a tired loco.
Imho Amtrak having more reliable engines is a win for Amtrak and the freight railroads. Every time an Amtrak train breaks down on a freight railroad it must cause headaches for many starting with the dispatcher and the people who have to locate a working freight engine and then get it to the stalled Amtrak train.
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