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Amtrak 7 and 8 at Rugby, ND

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Amtrak 7 and 8 at Rugby, ND
Posted by NP Eddie on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 12:15 PM

ALL:

Trainorders.com indicates that both 7 and 8 are at Rugby, ND. Did the BNSF have a derailment and will both trains be turned?

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Posted by Dakguy201 on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 12:37 PM

The wind at Rugby is reported as 25 gusting past 30.  Perhaps drifting is becoming a problem in the cuts?  I'm just guessing.  

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Posted by MikeF90 on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 4:45 PM

Dakguy201
The wind at Rugby is reported as 25 gusting past 30.  Perhaps drifting is becoming a problem in the cuts?  I'm just guessing.

According to this Minot newspaper, the train is stuck in a snow drift:

http://www.minotdailynews.com/news/local-news/2017/03/amtrak-passenger-train-stuck-in-snow-near-rugby/

The Amtrak status map is showing a 'service disruption'.  Both 7 and 8 are on the Devils Lake sub which is single track with only a few CTC sidings.

Map links ---> Sunset Route overview, SoCal metro, Yuma sub, Gila sub, east of Tucson

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 4:51 PM

MikeF90
Dakguy201

According to this Minot newspaper, the train is stuck in a snow drift:

http://www.minotdailynews.com/news/local-news/2017/03/amtrak-passenger-train-stuck-in-snow-near-rugby/

The Amtrak status map is showing a 'service disruption'.  Both 7 and 8 are on the Devils Lake sub which is single track with only a few CTC sidings.

Hope there is enough fuel to keep the HEP running until it is able to move again.

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Posted by Bruce Kelly on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 8:43 PM

News story with photo here:

http://www.twincities.com/2017/03/08/st-paul-bound-amtrak-train-stuck-in-giant-north-dakota-snowbank/

No.8 has managed to make some progress eastward. Can't tell if No.7 has stayed put or backtracked slightly east as well. Both were facing off on either side of Rugby first thing this morning.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:57 AM

4 BNSF locos could not free train.  Took 30+ BNSF employees to dig out.  Passengers had heat whole time.  Train now 21+ hours late.

http://www.inforum.com/news/4231373-amtrak-train-freed-after-being-stuck-almost-13-hours-25-foot-nd-snowbank

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, March 09, 2017 7:56 AM

blue streak 1
4 BNSF locos could not free train.  Took 30+ BNSF employees to dig out.  Passengers had heat whole time.  Train now 21+ hours late.

http://www.inforum.com/news/4231373-amtrak-train-freed-after-being-stuck-almost-13-hours-25-foot-nd-snowbank

When it comes to dealing with the worst of winter weather - there is no substitute for MAN power. 

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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