Train Inspection (California Zephyr 6)

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Rover

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Amtrak Alerts on Twitter mentioned:

California Zephyr Train 6 which departed Emeryville (EMY) on 10/20 is currently stopped at Winnemucca (WNN) due to a Train inspection. Updates to follow as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: California Zephyr Train 6 which departed Emeryville (EMY) on 10/20 is back on the move and currently operating approx 2 hr 40 min late.

What kind of a train inspection would last over 2 hours??

https://asm.transitdocs.com/train/2019/10/20/6

https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1186123278819188737?s=20

https://twitter.com/AmtrakAlerts/status/1186143513366421506?s=20
 

AmtrakBlue

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Saw this on FB from someone on the train.
“something about not being able to release the brake cylinder. I keep hearing guys talking through walkie talkies but no one seems to know how to fix it.”
 

crescent-zephyr

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Probably an issue with the air brakes. If one car has a problem it can affect the entire train. The crew may have been discussing "cutting out a car" which is cutting out the brake system for one car.... but there may have been a reason they couldn't do that either physically or legally (you can't cut out the last car of the train for example). All of that is just a guess on my part of course.
 
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