- May 24, 2010
However it was not due to the derailment that they can no longer use those tracks.
Katrina may not be the reason the Sunset East was abandoned but it is reasonable to assume it helped provide cover for such a decision. It is similarly reasonable to assume the Palo Verde attack helped UP abandon that part of the Phoenix line. Or we can presume that everything that happens to Amtrak is a series of unfathomable coincidences.Indeed, that segment was slated for downgrade for quite a while. I think the effect of the sabotage was minimal if any at all.