CONO just arrived Memphis 8 hours late!

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  1. May 20, 2019 #1

    nti1094

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    There seems to be some thick black smoke stains on the front of the dorm car if you look carefully. IMG_0784.JPG IMG_0783.JPG
     
  2. May 21, 2019 #2

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    Looks like a P42 malfunctioned on CN territory. The incoming Siemens locomotives will do wonders for Amtrak OTP.
     
  3. May 22, 2019 #3

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    Locomotives won’t improve OTP on Freight Railroads. Better Dispatching will.
     
  4. May 22, 2019 #4

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    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.
     
  5. May 23, 2019 #5

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    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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