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Mitch Wahlsten's Collection
 
10/21/2017
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Amtrak
Model:GE P42DCBuilt As:AMTK 23 (P42DC)
Serial Number:49342Order No:1430
Frame Number:Built:11/1996
Notes:Built 11/1996
Other locos with this serial:  AMTK 23(P42DC)
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Troubled Empire Builder
Title:  Troubled Empire Builder
Description:  A beleaguered Empire Builder pulls around the west leg of the wye at West Grand Forks and into the depot to pick up and drop off approximately 25 passengers. At this point, the train is about 11 hours late, partly as a result of hitting a pickup truck about 30 miles west of here near the former town of Shawnee, ND. Although the station stop at Grand Forks only lasted 5 minutes, the train ended up spending about 4 hours in town after the lead locomotive lost its main reservoir pressure not more than 30 seconds after officially departing the station. Once the train finally did leave Grand Forks with a rearranged consist, its crew died on hours, causing a further delay until a relief crew from over 200 miles away in St. Cloud, MN could continue to pull the train east. All in all, it took the train an unbelievable 9 hours and 43 minutes to travel between Devils Lake, ND and Fargo ND; it should take about 2 hours and 42 minutes.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:40:15 AM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  AMTK 23(P42DC)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
Troubled Empire Builder
Title:  Troubled Empire Builder
Description:  The Amtrak station may be to the right, but the incapacitated AMTK 23 isn't headed in that direction. In reality, it (and two other Amtrak locomotives) are uncoupled from the rest of the Empire Builder and heading toward the Grand Forks yard so that the 23 can be dropped off and the other two locomotives wyed so that a suitable locomotive is in the lead.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:40:15 AM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
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Locomotives:  AMTK 23(P42DC)
Views:  139   Comments: 0


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