Well, if anyone's wondering about the Ohio, KY, WV area were were hit hard by the weather. I live very close to the point where the three states join. The local news had a photo that appeared to have been taken from near the HUN station (I recognize the so-called skyline from there since that's my home station) so I called to see what the status is. Someone asked a few days ago what could cause a train to run 2 hours behind, well... here's one of them. A historic outbreak of tornadoes for this area. The status on the Cardinal is a minimum of 2 hours late into CHI and probably more. The cause debris on the tracks and flooding, the line of tornadic activity ran most of the way along the Ohio River as well as the interior of the states. Amtrak will have an update after 6AM tomorrow, so if you're waiting for anyone at points west of HUN call before you go to the station. BTW, the Amtrak rep didn't say whether 51 is east or west of HUN just that it was stuck outside of HUN.
Not to get off topic, but West Liberty, KY was hit for the second time in 48 hours by a tornado, this time apparently with deadly intent.
Please keep the folks there and in other areas in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks! Linda in Ohio.
Edited by Linda T, 02 March 2012 - 11:43 PM.
Pioneer 1(1980); San Francisco Zephyr [WY route] 1 (1980) didn't get serious till 2009 Cardinal 16; Crescent 5; SWC 1; CS 2; CZ 1; TE 2; thruway bus 2; missed connection (California Zephyr to Cardinal) = 2 nights in CHI on Amtrak; trips cancelled by hurricane 2 (Irene and Sandy) 20,000+ miles
Upcoming trips: round trip HUN to FTL -- Meteor -- June 2013 CL to CHI, TE to LAX, CS to VAN (WA), Cascades 500 to SEA, EB to CHI, Cardinal home -- Sept. 2013 2014 trip Undetermined date HUN to WAS