So, Last Night, The Amtrak Cardinal

FROM CHICAGO TO Cincinnati ran roughly 3 hours late.

In planning to go pick Toni up at Union Terminal, I was watching the ontime updates at Amtrak’s site, so knew not to go down there until ONE hour late. But. Dayum. Sat in a VERY uncomfortable waiting room for two hours, listening to everybody gripe, and chuckling at the occasional update announcements from the dispatcher.

Weather. There have been major thunderstorms and maybe some tornados all across the Midwest. Played havoc with signals.

Why? In this day and age… Is not signalling technology… Hardened against EM interference and power outages?

And Obama wants to run 200MPH Tres Grand Vitesse over this system?

Pull the other’n. It’s got bells on.

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