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#1 Guest_John Ferrall_*

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:57 PM

I have received an email regarding a disruption of service for the California Zephyr (Train#5) on Friday Nov 25. How can I find out if this will disrupt service on Saturday Nov 26?

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:22 PM

The train last night left Creston Iowa at 9:56 or 1 hour 15 minutes late. Arrived in Omaha (108 miles) at 6:01 or 7 hours and 6 minutes late. Don't know what happens between Creston and Omaha, but it's the third time in two weeks they were over 5 hours late to Omaha after leaving Creston just a little over an hour late. So what is happening in that stretch?

It is currently listed as 9 hours and 2 minutes late out of Denver.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:52 PM

Apparently it hit a group of raccoons somewhere in Iowa which caused air brake problems. The CZ had to switch to BNSF power units as a result.
Amtrak Routes Traveled: City of New Orleans, State House/Lincoln Service, Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Cascades, Crescent, Capitol Limited, Coast Starlight, Texas Eagle/Sunset Limited, Silver Meteor, Lake Shore Limited
Pre-Amtrak Routes Traveled: Empire Builder (Great Northern), North Coast Limited (Northern Pacific), Abraham Lincoln (Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio), City of Hinkle (Union Pacific)
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:47 AM

Apparently it hit a group of raccoons somewhere in Iowa which caused air brake problems. The CZ had to switch to BNSF power units as a result.

But seriously, who were those masked critters??

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 01:06 AM

Yesterday's train is now over 10 hours late out of Granby, CO.
Tonight's train left Osceola Iowa 7 minutes late, left Creston 3 hours late.



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