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Date: 07/11/19 04:37
New Orleans Service Modified Due to Hurricane Forecast
Author: mundo

New Orleans Service Modified Due to Hurricane ForecastJuly 10, 2019 4:30 PMNew Orleans Service Modified Due to Hurricane ForecastRoutes in each direction affected into this weekendAmtrak has modified service to and from New Orleans due to the forecasted arrival of hurricane-force storms this weekend. No substitute transportation is available between New Orleans and the points where these routes will temporarily originate and terminate.Trains 1 & 2, the Amtrak Sunset Limited, ordinarily operates between New Orleans and Los Angeles three days weekly. Through this Sunday, July 14, these trains will terminate and originate in San Antonio.Trains 19 & 20, the Amtrak Crescent, ordinarily operates daily between New Orleans and New York City. This Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, these trains will terminate and originate in Atlanta.Trains 58 & 59, the Amtrak City of New Orleans, ordinarily operates daily between New Orleans and Chicago. This Friday and Saturday, July 12 & 13, these trains will terminate and originate in Jackson, Miss. 



Date: 07/11/19 07:01
Re: New Orleans Service Modified Due to Hurricane Forecast
Author: 79mph

Sunset Limited also temporarily suspended between New Orleans and Jacksonville/Orlando/Hialeah.
(Sorry, just could not resist).



Date: 07/11/19 07:14
Re: New Orleans Service Modified Due to Hurricane Forecast
Author: Dcmcrider

Despite all the hype from rating-driven clickbait outfits like the Weather Channel, "Barry" doesn't yet exist, at least according the one agency that really counts, the National Hurricane Center. It's "potential tropical cyclone two."

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 07/11/19 07:35
Re: New Orleans Service Modified Due to Hurricane Forecast
Author: Lackawanna484

Looks like  NOAA expects a considerable storm surge, pushing into the rivers well inland.  The rivers are already bringing a lot of water south from Missouri, Iowa, etc

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT2+shtml/111153.shtml



Date: 07/11/19 08:02
Re: New Orleans Service Modified Due to Hurricane Forecast
Author: jst3751

Dcmcrider Wrote:
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> Despite all the hype from rating-driven clickbait
> outfits like the Weather Channel, "Barry" doesn't
> yet exist, at least according the one agency that
> really counts, the National Hurricane Center. It's
> "potential tropical cyclone two."

The greatest damage to New Orleans was not caused directly by Hurricane Katrina, but by the associated storm surge afterwards.

It is better to be safe than sorry.



Date: 07/11/19 08:15
Re: New Orleans Service Modified Due to Hurricane Forecast
Author: toledopatch




Date: 07/11/19 11:58
Tropical Storm Barry
Author: 79mph

Upgraded now to tropical storm status.
Track more than likely up over the Memphis area and then up the Ohio River valley.
A potentially very juicy rain maker, especially when and if the remnants hit the mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
NS and UP have embargo'ed New Orleans but CN is still running a few freights and allowing the empty passenger trains across.
Had expected a turn of 59 at Memphis or Jackson today, since there is a second engine in the consist for that purpose.
Apparently got to run on through.
Have not heard of Amtrak evacuating any equipment from NOL as of this point.



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