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Date: 03/13/19 21:04
CZ woes going east after being held in denver over 9hours
Author: dan

amtrak boarded a sold out CZ i am guessing, in Denver, with all the closures out of colorado few airline passengers made it to Union Station on the A train , but now word is a grain bin has toppled, at any rate ,  the CZ was held in denver

60mph winds maybe the cutoff for for the CZ and amtrak trains in the west, they may have encountered those winds further east, rivers in iowa are rising.

11pm

Just saw the BNz train come thru akron w/b  so at least that part of the rr is moving, it should have been in denver 5 hours ago

   On the BNSF, 50-60 MPH slows us, 61 or over we stop and stage someone said,   

  5am           still a high wind warning for eastern colo well into the morning with gusts still at 60-61 mph, here at 5am


found an amtrak tweet no mention of anything fouling the track; just wind

 
old tweet: California Zephyr Train 6 which departed Emeryville (EMY) on 3/12 is still currently stopped in Denver due to high wind warnings in the area. Train will be back on the move once weather has been cleared safe to resume travel.



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Date: 03/14/19 04:29
CZ held in Denver over 9-hours
Author: cozephyr

BNSF allowed Amtrak train 6, the California Zephyr, to depart Denver, CO, early 14 March 2019 after layover at Denver Union Station-held for 9-hours, 14-minutes.  Epic blizzard has eastern Colorado at a standstill.  High winds and blowing snow has I-76 and I-70 along with most roads impassible or blocked with accidents.



Date: 03/14/19 05:23
Re: CZ held in Denver over 9-hours
Author: dan

http://www.viaero.com/community/live-weather-videos/yuma-co   see how windy it  is for yourself , at times the CZ's are crawling @ 20mph  towards an eventual  meet now, time for a nap. lmk what you see.  looks like winds are still hampering progress..

check out the wray cam  too meeting there perhaps 1030am mt now so somewhat soon 6 is there at 0 mph  5 is doing 20 w/b


edit#24  both trains at 0 mph



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Date: 03/14/19 11:32
Re: CZ held in Denver over 9-hours
Author: ProAmtrak

Wonder how Traimridinggal is doing since she didn't believe that no. 6 was gonna go all the way to Chicago!

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Date: 03/14/19 11:41
Re: CZ held in Denver over 9-hours
Author: dan

watched the meet on wray cam 8 min ago, 6 is still holding on the very right of the cam

you be able see 5 thru yuma in a few, thru akron after that



Date: 03/14/19 12:23
Re: CZ held in Denver over 9-hours
Author: wpjones

5 and 6 met at Wray about 13:30 CDT. 6 is out of time and waiting on a crew from LNK that will go dead at 18:00 CDT so another crew will have to go west to get it to LNK. Then the BNSF platte river bridge at Ashland will probably be out of service and the river line will also probably be under water so 6 may sit in LNK for a long time.
Steve

6 left Wray about 14:40 CDT. Looks like BNSF still ristricting speed to 40 MPH.
Steve



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Date: 03/14/19 14:29
Re: CZ held in Denver over 9-hours
Author: ProAmtrak

No. 6 is on the move doing 40 and running over 16 hours late hading into McCook, Nebraska, the one TrainRidgingGal's on is only 36 down coming through the Rockies!



Date: 03/14/19 15:45
Re: CZ held in Denver over 9-hours
Author: TrainRidingGal

Pro Amtrak,
Thanks for asking about me. My destination this time was Reno so I've been able to watch the train I was on from here. Most of the passengers I talked with that we're going further knew and bright lots of snacks because of what happened in OR. Just heard from Amtrak that my train back to EMY Friday morning is currently seven hours down. My longest delay is thirteen hours on the Starlight and I'm hoping to not break that record!

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Date: 03/14/19 17:46
Re: CZ held in Denver over 9-hours
Author: ProAmtrak

I hear ya!

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Date: 03/14/19 22:07
Re: CZ held in Denver over 9-hours
Author: Rover

#6/12 is holding in Lincoln, arrived Linclon 11:30PM -- running 20 hours late.

https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1106362730871705605?s=20

8PM CT -- California Zephyr Train 6 that departed Emeryville (EMY) on 3/12 is currently operating about 19hr 30min late east of McCook (MCK) due to an unforeseen crew change caused by weather-related delays near Denver (DEN). We will update as more information becomes available.

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#5/13 got into Denver 11:38 late at 6:53pm MT after spending the night between McCook and Ft. Morgan ??

 



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Date: 03/15/19 03:21
Re: CZ held in Denver over 9-hours
Author: wpjones

40 MPH west of Holdrege due to high winds.
Steve

Rover Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> #6/12 is holding in Lincoln, arrived Linclon
> 11:30PM -- running 20 hours late.
>
> https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1106362730
> 871705605?s=20
>
> 8PM CT -- California Zephyr Train 6 that departed
> Emeryville (EMY) on 3/12 is currently operating
> about 19hr 30min late east of McCook (MCK) due to
> an unforeseen crew change caused by
> weather-related delays near Denver (DEN). We will
> update as more information becomes available.
>
> --------------------------------------------------
> -
> #5/13 got into Denver 11:38 late at 6:53pm MT
> after spending the night between McCook and Ft.
> Morgan ??
>
>  



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