WAS: No movements in or out, 4/1 Afternoon

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Ryan

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Just got here to find a madhouse. From MARC:

Due to current switching issues in Union Station, no MARC trains will arrive or depart at this time. Updates will follow as they are received.
 

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Not sure. They loaded 136, lets see if it leaves.

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Would be a good day to have CA access.

Edit: they've started boarding the 4:40 30 min late so maybe things are going to open up. The 4:50 Brunswick and 5:10 Penn (and everything later) still show delayed.
 
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Ryan

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They're starting to load trains up, apparently the air pressure that drives the switches is dead. They're going to run around and hand throw switches to start getting trains moving.

I ended up on an express train to BWI, not even stopping at NCR, which apparently puts us at the front of the line to get out. Across the way, I can see them starting to load up the 6:00 Acela as well. What a week!!!
 

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It's happening again I believe, folks!

I managed to sneak in unaffected, but while turning in my money I heard someone claiming it was happening again. And if you look at the website, everything after me is delayed coming in to WAS, and a few were thrown in to service disruption station.

Will I be able to sneak out unaffected tomorrow I hope? :ph34r:

(Thanks AmtrakBlue for pointing out my mistake. Wasn't paying attention!)
 

CelticWhisper

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Can confirm - I'm on the Crescent now, having departed 3 hours behind schedule due to a compressor failing on the switches. Doesn't matter to me since my priorities lay elsewhere, but Amtrak can certainly provide adventures, that's for sure.
 
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