Via Steven J. Brown: "Mud slide at Titlow [between Tacoma and Olympia]. Main two is covered with mud. 506 is through at 10 mph.... both mains out of service. 507 holding at Tacoma."
Commenter adds: "Welcome to the NW where mud slides happen after a week of sun!"
Yeah, there's a service advisory dated 5/28 at 8 p.m. on the Amtrak website.
This one was an odd one since, as noted, there wasn't any rain in the past week. Also, very ill-timed as it ensnared Memorial Day weekend travelers. I'm guessing there were a bunch of "never-agains" created as a result.
I doubt that. When I had to be rerouted back in 2014 following a washout, I gave them another chance. I am less likely to be affected, as most of my trips don't go north of Portland. I am more of a "do again" rather than "never again". I'm guessing Titlow is more landslide-prone compared to Felida. Also has to do with record rainfall earlier this year, I'm guessing.