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Kisatchie

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Good News for Amtrak
« on: August 04, 2016, 06:09:08 PM »
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I found this today:

http://www.fox8live.com/story/32688478/amtrak-new-locomotives-have-cut-delays-nearly-25-percent

Dee thinks otherwise


Hmm... I'll never ride
on AmtraP...


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Re: Good News for Amtrak
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2016, 07:35:34 PM »
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Alas, Amtrak only allows non-human animals of 20 pounds or less, which would be very small indeed for an orangutan.

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Re: Good News for Amtrak
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2016, 11:55:26 AM »
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But I thought Dee was Kiz's "service companion"...   [Or is it the other way around??]

No weight limit on those, AFAIK
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Re: Good News for Amtrak
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2016, 12:47:23 PM »
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But I thought Dee was Kiz's "service companion"...   [Or is it the other way around??]

I'm Dee's service companion. I have to keep her supplied with bananas, termites, air conditioning for her tree house, maid service, etc. etc.


Hmm... I'm thinking of
outsourcing Kiz's job
around here...


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Re: Good News for Amtrak
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 01:00:24 AM »
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I found this today:

http://www.fox8live.com/story/32688478/amtrak-new-locomotives-have-cut-delays-nearly-25-percent

 


Cut 'locomotive related' delays by 25%.. which is kinda pathetic.. replacing an aged fleet with a new fleet should cut Loco delays by more than that.

At least delays arent increasing..
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Re: Good News for Amtrak
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016, 09:53:45 AM »
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Cut 'locomotive related' delays by 25%.. which is kinda pathetic.. replacing an aged fleet with a new fleet should cut Loco delays by more than that.

It depends on how many old locos were replaced. If not a large amount, then the reliability increase percentage would be lower.


Hmm... Kiz always was
good at simple math...


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Re: Good News for Amtrak
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2016, 10:22:15 AM »
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Cut 'locomotive related' delays by 25%.. which is kinda pathetic.. replacing an aged fleet with a new fleet should cut Loco delays by more than that.

It's the Amtrak=NEC point of view warping the perspective. Locomotive-related delays on the long-distance trains are becoming the stuff of legend. The P42's are seriously long-in-tooth.
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Re: Good News for Amtrak
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2016, 07:07:04 PM »
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Cut 'locomotive related' delays by 25%.. which is kinda pathetic.. replacing an aged fleet with a new fleet should cut Loco delays by more than that.

The delays were that bad that 25% is a really big number. Bean counters on Capitol Hill love that kind of stuff!

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Re: Good News for Amtrak
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2016, 07:18:05 PM »
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The delays were that bad that 25% is a really big number. Bean counters on Capitol Hill love that kind of stuff!

But if you do the math, delays dropped from 3.8 per day to 2.8.  I guess that's great but from the outside, it's hard to see that being worth $466 million.

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Re: Good News for Amtrak
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2016, 07:22:24 PM »
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Depends, who was on that 1 delayed train?  :trollface: :facepalm: :D