Last Friday evening, on my return trip from BAL to NPN on the 83 Northeast Regional, we were just about to pull out of ALX when we heard that a CSX dispatcher held our train there due to a pedestrian being hit by a northbound Amtrak train in Lorton (about 20 miles south of ALX). I think we were held there for about 1 1/2 hours.
So far, I haven't checked any news sources to find out more about the accident. Apparently the pedestrian was trespassing and the local police are treating it as a crime scene. Has anyone here heard about it?
Also, I don't know the name or number of the NB Amtrak train involved in the incident.