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Date: 06/25/20 20:31
Bad day in Florida
Author: RevRandy

As the attached screen shot shows, 98, 52, and 92 are all stopped short of the Buffalo Bluff bridge over the St. Johns River south of Palatka  Florida.  The  Bascule lift bridge is experiencing problems connected to a power outage in the area.  

(Amtrak is reporting it as "Buffalo Creek Drawbridge"  which is in Buffalo NY -- this is known as the Buffalo Bluff darwbridge)





Date: 06/25/20 22:14
Re: Bad day in Florida
Author: PHall

The bridge doesn't have a back up generator?



Date: 06/26/20 01:26
Re: Bad day in Florida
Author: SP4360

Time to find the hand crank.



Date: 06/26/20 04:04
Re: Bad day in Florida
Author: amtrakbill

This is the bridge and track CSX wants to hand over to Amtrak

This bridge has had the same problems since the 1970’s as I had first hand experience sitting on a train going to Miami waiting 4 hours for power to be restored

Posted from iPhone



Date: 06/26/20 06:13
Re: Bad day in Florida
Author: RNinRVR

Poor 98 lost 8 hours due to this, 92 was far enough back to have only lost just over 3.

Sharon Evans
Glen Allen, VA



Date: 06/26/20 08:47
Re: Bad day in Florida
Author: bh35226

Power outage followed by a power surge which damaged some electrical equipment. They had to hand crank the bridge down!



Date: 06/26/20 09:45
Re: Bad day in Florida
Author: RNinRVR

That must have taken some time and muscle power to crank down that bridge.

Sharon Evans
Glen Allen, VA



Date: 06/26/20 18:16
Re: Bad day in Florida
Author: ProAmtrak

amtrakbill Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> This is the bridge and track CSX wants to hand
> over to Amtrak
>
> This bridge has had the same problems since the
> 1970’s as I had first hand experience sitting on
> a train going to Miami waiting 4 hours for power
> to be restored
>
> Posted from iPhone

And after all these years they could never find a way to eleminate the problem? Sad!

Posted from Android



Date: 06/26/20 19:20
Re: Bad day in Florida
Author: MdRailfan

And the good news is: after July 6 Amtrak will only have two trains to worry about getting beyond the bridge.



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