Discussion in 'Amtrak Rail Discussion' started by Thirdrail7, Jun 13, 2018.
This popped up earlier this week:
Track Work Affects Lake Shore Limited Trains 448 and 449
Wow so I guess we will see a to Albany ONLY Lake Shore Limited with the Penn Station Construction.
So where will the cars be serviced, since it will not go to either NYC or Boston? And how will they get the meals aboard, since ALB has no commissary?
When you need to make repairs, you do what you gotta do I suppose. If it is any consolation the US is not unique when it comes to this. Every country with huge passenger systems do shut down significant facilities for a short period now and then to make critical repairs and upgrades.
I remember when they cut over from Route Relay Interlocking to Computerized Interlocking (CTC) in India's busiest terminal station Howrah, they shut the entire station and yard down for a weekend. Huge number of trains canceled, many high priority LD trains diverted to other terminal stations around the city over the weekend. Everything back to normal under the new interlocking system on Monday.
I have read about similar things happening at some of the major London Terminals too. And from what I understand Blackpool has been without service for a while to complete the electrification to it.
Did I hear somewhere that they have temporarily opened the Commissary in Albany to facilitate food service on West of Albany Empire Corridor trains?
Albany will do most of it, AM1 are subbing for the AM2 on the mixed consist trains, not sure of what is being done with the AM2 on the LSL. I believe Albany commissary has temporarily reopened but not 100% sure.
Yes the commissary has been reopened. My good friend Tyler is involved with the staffing of it.
ALB's commissary lives again. As for servicing the equipment, ALB can service the train as well, including the AM2s. They can not perform certain long term inspections on the AM2s, but this outage is only for a few weekends. If something major occurred, they could wait for the outage to clear and ship via BOS. It is more likely they'd ship it to CHI and relay it to WAS.
The AM2 scenario makes sense, since the LSL would be going to CHI anyway.
Why ship to CHI. Maybe just reove at Toledo and put on Capitol ?
That's possible if there's somewhere to store it there but it probably makes more sense to ship it all the way to Chicago anyway so as not to unnecessarily delay the trains.
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