For the first time in what must be more than 6 months it looks like the EB (#8) will arrive in Chicago --ON TIME-today!! Hurrah. All of the EBs, both east and west bound were, in a snapshot at midday today either on or very close to schedule. Maybe I am dreaming and will wake up, but it was truly heartening to see that this train, which used to be Amtrak's flagship, on time route, may have turned over a new leaf, at least for a moment. I know the track construction is pretty much wrapped up for the season, but perhaps BNSF has changed some of its freight scheduling to help--or is this just dumb luck?