Latest word is that Auto Train service will not resume before Sunday.Yes, both sets are crammed into Lorton hence why 53 must resume service a day before 52.Were both Auto Train equipment sets brought north before the storm (else there won't be anything to run 53 on Saturday)? Didn't think there was space at Lorton for that.
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I hope the scuttlebutt is correct. Here in Orlando, there are still areas without power, but most of them are further "out." The power to the downtown YMCA was restored this morning and it felt good to do my "regular" workout.Which makes sense since the scuttlebutt is that SunRail might be up and running by Monday. But of course we won't know for sure until it actually happens.
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They're making you sweat it out, Penny. I have confidence 98 will be running on the 24th. You gotta believe.Looking at Amtrak.com for trains between ORL and NYP:
9/18: 91 and 97 have coach seats available; 92 and 98 canceled
9/19: 91 and 97 have coach seats and at least one room available; 98 has coach seats and roomettes available; 92 canceled
9/20: 91 and 97 have coach seats and roomettes available; 92 and 98 have coach seats and rooms available.
I hope to travel on 9/24 and I hope the above reflects accurate information that does not change for the worse.
I think we should set up a GoFundMe for Penny. To pay for her train ticket out on the next Silver northbound and hotel accommodations for her in/near NYC so she can be sure to catch her westbound train. :help:
So then we need to get her to Chicago ASAP to make sure she makes the Gathering?Actually the long range ensembles have it headed further north with possible landfall between the Carolinas and the Delmarva Peninsula/NJ. But of course things can change a lot over such a ling range.
I do not know, but I am guessing it has to do with St. Johns River flooding and/or power outages along the route.Any one know the problem at Sun Rail ? Penny ? Could it be the St Johns river bascule bridge ? The Sun Rail hold up seems to be extensive.
St. John's River would also prevent Auto Train operation, but that's resuming tonight. There must be something between Sanford and Tampa, since we know both CSX and Tri-Rail are up south of Tampa.I do not know, but I am guessing it has to do with St. Johns River flooding and/or power outages along the route.Any one know the problem at Sun Rail ? Penny ? Could it be the St Johns river bascule bridge ? The Sun Rail hold up seems to be extensive.
People keep asking: What's up with SunRail? When will the train start running again?
We don't know, but our spies tell us that a train was seen on the tracks Sunday in downtown Orlando, so maybe that means they're testing the tracks.
We reached out to FDOT and they said they hope to let us know later today (Sunday).