The train left 2 hours and 42 minutes late after arriving 3 minutes early. As I type this post, she has yet to arrive in Miami. What in the world caused this severe delay? Anyone know? For Sleeping Car guests, what would have been their Dining Car and Lounge Car experience by such a late departure? On a previous trip on the Crescent from New York to New Orleans, the Lounge Car did not open until the train reached Alexandria and those in the diners that were seated/served prior to the Crescent's arrival in Washington had lighted sticks placed on their tables when the lights were dimmed.