Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:14 PM
There has been a track work project going on all summer east of Albuquerque. Delays of three or four hours have been common, although a minority of trains have been close to schedule. Keep in mind that there is about an hour of padding arriving LA. The last I read the track work project was going to continue until Sept. 4.
I was a commuter railroad employee in NJ for many years until 2002, and have since been a tour guide at Grand Canyon National Park and Ketchikan, Alaska. Also, have been a National Park Volunteer at Hawaii Volcanoes and now Sunset Crater Volcano near my home. If not on Amtrak, also like long road trips, camping some of the time.