A long, cold wait: Amtrak passengers finally depart Chicago 13.5 hours late CNN – Jan 8, 2015 The delay for Amtrak 48/448 was caused by mechanical problems, including frozen brakes, said Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari.
The fault for the Lake Shore being late wasn’t the weather, it was Amtrak’s. The train should never have been allowed to leave the yard until it was in safe operating condition. The work should have been done on time for the train to leave on time. The train should not have left the station with a crew that would soon reach their 12 hour limit. Too often the problems at Amtrak are caused by the attitude of let’s dump the problem on someone else rather than fixing it. Once a train leaves with a problem it becomes somebody’s else’s problem at Amtrak. NB
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