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Amfleet

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This is a list of cancellations for today from Gene Poon.

SERVICE DISRUPTIONS WEDNESDAY, 19FEB03
SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE. THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT

MANIPULATIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR 19FEB03:

CSX RF&P SUB IS STILL SHUT DOWN.

51(19) CANCELLED

29(19) NORMAL OPERATION - -

30(19) NORMAL OPERATION

19(19) NORMAL OPERATION - -

20(19) NORMAL OPERATION

80(19) OPR CLT-RGH THEN PX WAS-NYP

79(19) PX NYP-WAS THEN RGH-CLT

90(19) AND 98(19) OPR MIA-JAX ONLY

97(19) AND 89(19) OPR JAX-MIA ONLY

67(18) TERM WAS

91(19) NORMAL OPERATION - -

92(19) NORMAL OPERATION

53(19) NORMAL OPERATION - -

52(19) NORMAL OPERATION

66(19) NORMAL OPERATION

85(19) NORMAL OPERATION

NO ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED DUE TO SUSPENDED/CANCELED SVC

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628(19) CANCELLED - -

629(19) CANCELLED

TRAINS 95(19), 93(19) AND 67(18) TERMINATE AT WASHINGTON

TRAINS 84(19), 86(19) AND 94(19) ORIGINATE AT WASHINGTON

TRAIN 67(19) NORMAL OPERATION
 

battalion51

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CSX definitely opened up the RF&P for the pride and joy of Amtrak, as that is the biggest train that Amtrak runs, thus a BIG money maker for CSX.
 

AlanB

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battalion51 said:
CSX definitely opened up the RF&P for the pride and joy of Amtrak, as that is the biggest train that Amtrak runs, thus a BIG money maker for CSX.
Well it's about time that CSX actually did something for Amtrak. Consider that all indications are they are reason that Amtrak lost so many cars this past year.

I don't think however, that CSX makes all that much more money for allowing the Auto Train to run VS. Amtrak's other trains. There is a very weird and complicated formula that's used to decide what Amtrak pays a freight RR. It doesn't however take into account a trains popularity.

So even with the on-time bonuses that Amtrak does offer, it's not enough money to get the attention of CSX.

On the other hand Amtrak isn't the only one who's mad at CSX. VRE is very pissed at CSX for their performance in this storm.

Virginia Railway Express officials have questioned whether CSX was adequately prepared for the record-setting Presidents’ Day storm, according to a report written by TRAINS columnist Don Phillips that appeared in the Washington Post.
Considering that NS did a far better job at handling Amtrak and VRE, it really does look like CSX once again dropped the ball.

You can read the full story about VRE's dismay with CSX, including the above quote, from Trains.com.

Note: There is an update on the B & O roundhouse right below the VRE story at the above link.
 
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