Northbound CONO broke down.

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  1. Jul 13, 2015 #1

    Kenneth

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    They just announced we are getting a freight engine from Kankakee to take us into Chicago.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2015 #2

    C855B

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    Heh. When that happened to us, we drew a GP40-2W CN was using as a yard switcher. I heard over the radio "Whaddaya mean this engine has a 70 mile per hour maximum?" It got us there... eventually. In your case Kankakee is not ridiculously far from CHI. Given the relatively close distance and the way CN drags their feet on stuff like this I wonder if it would have been faster to grab something out of the facility in Chicago.

    That is, provided that CN would permit the light engine movement. I've mentioned elsewhere about CN trumping-up pseudo-technical excuses to hobble Amtrak and other passenger services on their rails, and I'm sure they have such an excuse on tap for this instance. :wacko:
     
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    but it has to be the Steve Goodman rendition,,,,,
     
  5. Jul 13, 2015 #5

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    We got underway at 9 am. Didn't take long to get an engine and get going. On a side note. The SCA said they were doing a test program, there was no chef on board. So breakfast was just cereal and yogurt. So disappointing. I was looking forward to scrambled eggs and bacon.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2015 #6

    Kenneth

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    All they told us was the engine lost all power.
     
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    Bob Dylan

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    That breakfast Menu sucks!

    I recommend that you call Amtrak Customer Relations and register your displeasure with this bean counter inspired Moronic scheme!
     
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    Disgraceful excuse for breakfast! I think I am composing another letter to Mr Boardman. I do understand some of the reasons for this, one of them politicians getting their nose stuck in the business of others. No chef- rubbish!
     
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    Is the menu posted online somewhere? A quick glance at the website still shows the basic/national menu.

    EDIT: Never mind. I see it in another thread.
     
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  10. Jul 14, 2015 #10

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    I'm on CONO now. See my post in the "July 1st service changes" thread about dinner sucking too. I glanced at the breakfast menu and I'm not sure it's even worth waking up for.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2015 #11

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    At least you weren't rolling SOUTH past houses, farms and fields.
     

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