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  1. Agent

    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    AMTK 305 and 304 were on Amtrak #6(07) yesterday on their way to Chicago.
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    Following Anniversary Engine #184

    AMTK 184 was leading the eastbound California Zephyr to Chicago this Christmas. There was a little snow on the front of it when it passed through Agency, Iowa, which was the only snow I saw all day.
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    California Zephyr Hits Garbage Truck in Iowa

    A week ago, I saw AMTK 36 still sitting in the BNSF/Burlington Junction yard in Ottumwa.
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    Consist of the California Zephyr

    Since the return to daily service earlier this year, the standard consist for the California Zephyr has been baggage, transition sleeper/dorm, two standard sleepers, diner, lounge, and two coaches.
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    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    I saw AMTK 303 and 302 on Amtrak #6(05) running just over three hours late out of Ottumwa, Iowa.
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    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    Video posted by Sky Rider today shows Amtrak #6(05) in California with Chargers 302 and 303.
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    California Zephyr Hits Garbage Truck in Iowa

    Amtrak #6 by Agency, Iowa at 10:33 p.m. with BNSF 8066 and AMTK 137 leading.
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    California Zephyr Hits Garbage Truck in Iowa

    Looks like they put #6's engines in the power plant's track.
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    California Zephyr Hits Garbage Truck in Iowa

    Here's the location of the crossing. The two main tracks aren't side-by-side at this point. Amtrak #6 was running eastbound on the normally-westbound Main 1. Neighbor seems to be used to them running on Main 2 farther to the south. Although it's probably not that unusual for the Zephyr to run...
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    California Zephyr Hits Garbage Truck in Iowa

    The article I linked to in the first post has been updated with a news video, and there's also some photos of the scene on the reporter's Twitter page.
  11. Agent

    California Zephyr Hits Garbage Truck in Iowa

    Sounds like the plan right now is for a BNSF train to drop off an engine to be #6's new leader.
  12. Agent

    California Zephyr Hits Garbage Truck in Iowa

    The eastbound California Zephyr, Amtrak train #6(25), has hit a vehicle between Albia and Ottumwa, Iowa. Not a lot of details right now, but it has been reported that there were no injuries on the train.
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    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    Trains magazine is reporting that 300 and 301 are one the move for testing in Michigan.
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    Heartland Flyer Versus Car Carrier

    The Heartland Flyer, Amtrak #822, collided with a car carrier that appears to have been stuck on the tracks last night. Four passengers were reported injured but said to minor. The incident was caught on camera: Amtrak Train Collides With Semi Car Hauler in Oklahoma.
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    Deer Delay Zephyrs

    Amtrak #6(08), the eastbound California Zephyr that left Emeryville on Friday, spent several hours this morning in Nebraska with mechanical issues. It was apparently blocking the way for the westbound #5(09), which had to wait several hours for #6 to get moving again. Also, it looks like...
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