TE 21 (25) extremely delayed between Austin and San Marcos

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  1. May 27, 2018 #1

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    I was checking on the 22 this morning, finding it was still in SAS. Then I saw that 21(25) left AUS at 7:14PM but didn't arrive SMC until 4:00AM this morning. Anyone know what happened? I tried to find a report of a car/truck accident, but found none. Loosing 8 hours in such a short distance couldn't be a freight delay. I noticed the delay caused the SL 1 to be 6 hours late out of SAS.
     
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    This is why I don't rely on the TE for afternoon connections in Chicago. Worth the earlier start to only deal with delays in the STL-CHI route.
     
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    The TE is generally pretty punctual. If memory serves, more so than the SWC, EB, or CZ. And it arrives at 1:50 PM, which is significantly earlier than any other western train.
     
  4. May 27, 2018 #4

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    Actually, 22 (along with 6) are pretty tardy. 4 is a little better, and 8 is the clear king of the OTP with a median arrival of 5 min early.

    Figures from the last 12 months:

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    Fixed it for you. [​IMG]
     
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    Clearly, that's what I said!!! [​IMG]

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    Huh. When I had checked the TE's OTP back in September, when planning for my cross country trip on #422, I would have sworn it was pretty good. [​IMG]
     
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    On time into San Antonio has been good this year. word is that last night the old Amtrak engine just died in them.
     
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    So they had to wait on a rescue to pull 21 to SMC then to SAS. Is the rescue pulling 22 to FTW?
     
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    While the initial delay was due to engine problems and the need for another engine, it lost around 4 hours meeting freight trains since it was out of slot.
     
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    Yep, the combination of another tired P-42 ( only 1 on the Eagle!)and UPs endless Freights chugging up the line through Austin ( Single Track from South of the Downtown Trestle by the Station to the McNeil Crossing on Mopac) lead to multiple delays for the Eagles.
     
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    Must have been quite a frustrating night for the crew and passengers.
     
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    Especially since the TE crew had to turn almost around for the return trip. With the switching of the through cars between the three trains, #1 left 6 hours late and #22 over 3 hours late.
     

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