Skip to comments.3 Amtrak Trains With Hundreds of Passengers Stranded Since Monday
Posted on 01/07/2014 8:51:21 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
About 500 passengers aboard three Amtrak trains were stranded overnight in a remote part of northern Illinois because of blowing and drifting snow, Amtrak officials said today.
The trains were halted late Monday near Mendota, about 80 miles west of Chicago. The passengers were aboard the Southwest Chief from Los Angeles, the Illinois Zephyr from Quincy, Ill., and the California Zephyr from the San Francisco Bay area, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told The Associated Press.
The trains became stuck around 4:15 p.m. ET Monday after they hit a 12-foot snow drift that paralyzed the engines, passenger Bryan Plummer told ABC News today by cellphone.
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Im surprised they didnt derail, not because of the snow. because they are amtrak.
Hopefully they had plenty of evil hydrocarbons in the tanks to keep these things running while they wait.
Considerably warmer temps are on the way.
Global warming kills hundreds as they froze to death...
I’ve had great experiences riding amtrak in the northwest. I know they are government subsidized, but it’s usually a well run operation, unlike 0bozocare.
“About 500 passengers aboard three Amtrak trains were stranded overnight in a remote part of northern Illinois”
Funny, I never thought that Mendota (which in the area where I live was remote) Chicago does not realize there is live beyond Chicago.
Winter had come early, in the last days of November. People said that it was the hardest winter on record and that no one could be blamed for the unusual severity of the snowstorms. They did not care to remember that there had been a time when snowstorms did not sweep, unresisted, down unlighted roads and upon the roofs of unheated houses, did not stop the movement of trains, did not leave a wake of corpses counted by the hundreds.The only difference is now that we know that the cold weather is caused by global warming.
Hate to rant, I hate lousy journalism, but I really, really despise lousy writing.
Should read "...stopped the engines cold in their tracks..."., not "paralyzed engines". imho
In the 1880`s here up til 1950`s the steam trains ran thru town -all the passenger cars had wood stoves inside and a supply of small logs to throw into it during wintertime.
Up to the 1960`s all the cabooses had wood stoves in case of snowstuck. I rode the steam trains in the 1940`s with my grandfather. [yea, I know, I`m OLD.]
This weather is God’s way of telling the AGW crowd to stay outta His business........
I wouldn't call that old.
If you would have said "I rode the steam trains in the 1960`s with my grandfather. [yea, I know, I`m OLD.]", that I would have agreed with. That is old.
What you are is something else entirely. /s>
Well run meaning turning a profit? If not, then it is not “well run” period.
The people are reportedly now on buses headed to Chicago.
I hear they are changing the name of the route to the Donner Express.
Awesome pic. Algore makes a better pj boy than the original!
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