Friday, December 30, 2005

Stuck on Amtrak

Riding on an Amtrak train even when it's moving ineffectively as it might be is bad enough, but this must be a nightmare:


Per the AP:

Exasperated passengers were stuck on an Amtrak train for close to 20 hours while engineers waited for a derailed freight train to be removed.............

The train had left Orlando, Fla., on Thursday around 1 p.m., but was delayed in Jacksonville for roughly 12 hours because of the derailment. It started moving again about 4 a.m., but stopped again in a patch of forest outside Savannah about two hours later..........

Like I said riding Amtrak is bad enough but with these unfortunate circumstances mixed in it must be really bad.