It is essentially impossible to build a 3x/week schedule that is going to maintain connections and keep operating crew turns efficient. And if you make the turns work for the MKE/CHI crew base, it will probably break the turns for the St. Cloud base, or the Minot base, or the Spokane base, or...etc.Is it me... or could have a toddler come up with a better schedule? Unless I am reading this wrong... a conductor out of Chicago on the EB would sit in Winona, MN for Mon, Tue, and Wed night. Because when they arrive on 7 at 8pm on Monday night. The next possible train home would be 8 around 10am on Thursday. Same deal on 3 with Fort Madison and Kansas City. ***. So either crews get 3 nights sitting on the company dime or hundreds of dollars are poured out for vans back to Chicago from remote places. The unions and crew bases must be flipping out tonight.