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Date: 11/24/11 08:00
California Zephyr 8hrs late
Author: KansasCityChief

Any one know why the zephyr 8hrs late?



Date: 11/24/11 08:55
Re: California Zephyr 8hrs late
Author: HoggerMatt

6 hr 15 min delay account hitting a pack of raccoons that caused air brake problems near Melvern, IA. Have BNSF motor on the point now. Must have been some big raccoons.



Date: 11/24/11 10:28
Re: California Zephyr 8hrs late
Author: Phil1

I hope Amtrak loaded the diner with turkey dinners in hot trays somewhere on the line. I would not want to be an attendant on this run. I hope no one had dinner plans that could not be changed.

Phil Blommendahl
Getzville, NY



Date: 11/24/11 10:34
Re: California Zephyr 8hrs late
Author: Ptolemy

In one of the low points of Amtrak cuisine, I was on #6 Thanksgiving 1998 and there were turkey dinners--but only for the crew.



Date: 11/24/11 11:39
Re: California Zephyr 8hrs late
Author: The_Chief_Way

they hit "animals" 60 miles east of Omaha
caused air trouble
were going to swap units around
ended up getting BNSF power which was swapped
out at Lincoln....to Denver where the AMTK protect
unit was to be added



Date: 11/24/11 12:53
Re: California Zephyr 8hrs late
Author: ts1457

The_Chief_Way Wrote:
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> they hit "animals" 60 miles east of Omaha
> caused air trouble
> were going to swap units around
> ended up getting BNSF power which was swapped
> out at Lincoln....to Denver where the AMTK protect
>
> unit was to be added

Raccoons are prone to rabies. Did they hose down the train?



Date: 11/25/11 16:22
Re: California Zephyr 8hrs late
Author: rovertrain

They hit a gaze of raccoon's.



Date: 11/25/11 20:25
Re: California Zephyr 8hrs late
Author: GenePoon

Ptolemy Wrote:
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> In one of the low points of Amtrak cuisine, I was
> on #6 Thanksgiving 1998 and there were turkey
> dinners--but only for the crew.

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I'm glad you didn't say they served raccoon...



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