Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Harrowing Tale of an Amtrak Train Stuck on the Rails for 10 Hours (Baltimore-Philly)
The Gawker ^ | 12-17-10 | Stephen Tschida

Posted on 12/18/2010 4:24:33 PM PST by dynachrome

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 141-154 next last
To: dljordan

I mostly meant that it’s hard to believe that an American train passengers could be stranded for ten hours. AMTRAK has buses.


41 posted on 12/18/2010 5:00:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


42 posted on 12/18/2010 5:05:16 PM PST by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Charlemagne on the Fox
“This “brave reporter” sounds like a real Nancy-boy” . . .

Pu**y! Him and those around him need to spend about a week eating bugs lizards and snakes like more than a few of have, myself included....

43 posted on 12/18/2010 5:06:06 PM PST by mongo141
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Paladin2
Where’s Willie Green when one needs a booster to extol the wonders of public rail?

Willie's been banned. Don't worry; I'm sure Willie is somewhere on the internet threatening to stab someone in the butt with his pitchfork.

44 posted on 12/18/2010 5:09:16 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Charlemagne on the Fox

I’m guessing most people aren’t actually reading the article because it’s not like he was 8 hours into it and whining . . . he almost lost it in the first hour.


45 posted on 12/18/2010 5:16:18 PM PST by ruiner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

Locked inside a stalled Amtrack train between Baltimore and Philly? Is any more proof of the existence of Purgatory necessary?


46 posted on 12/18/2010 5:17:37 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy. Again I say, oy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

What a Mary.


47 posted on 12/18/2010 5:17:37 PM PST by Hazwaste (Democrats are like slinkies. Only good for pushing down stairs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

that’s what I was thinking. 10 hours. if they could
tweet to the outside, I assume they could get replies.


48 posted on 12/18/2010 5:18:21 PM PST by cycjec
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

Hilarious story, but I know I’d be upset if they broke down for hours and didn’t tell us what was happening.

I think a lot of business screw up on customer service because they don’t keep them informed. People are almost always happier when they are told what is happening.

A wire fell down across the track, shorting out and stopping all service. When they did get the train going, they were at reduced power, again because of the electrical issues.

It was very cold, and I guess with everything run by electricity on the amtrak, they couldn’t keep the heaters working.

Still, I wonder if the reporter wasn’t more freaked out than most of the other passengers. At one point he’s afraid the train will back out over a broken bridge and they will plunge to their deaths.


49 posted on 12/18/2010 5:18:44 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grizzled Bear
Willie's been banned.

Again?

Didn't he get banned in the great Rudy purge of '08?

50 posted on 12/18/2010 5:18:49 PM PST by Graybeard58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: CharlesWayneCT

“didn’t tell us what was happening.”

No cellphones? heck, he tweeted how awful everything was. Maybe he raided the bar car too often!


51 posted on 12/18/2010 5:22:37 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: mongo141

“Him and those around him need to spend about a week eating bugs lizards and snakes like more than a few of have, myself included....”

I bet they wish they were so lucky. All that was available on that train was bed bugs!


52 posted on 12/18/2010 5:22:45 PM PST by balls (Enough of the politically correct "progressive" label, they are LIBERALS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Tribune7
This happened to me in 1960. Louisville (Fort Knox) to the Burgh coming home for Christmas.

Army guys gave those heavy coats to the elderly. 14 hours of this.

This is insane to happen today.

53 posted on 12/18/2010 5:25:14 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Tijeras_Slim
Baltimore and Philadelphia? I’m thinking a certain demographic here. Most of whom could miss a meal. I don’t even want to think about what constitutes Amtrak Emergency Rations, much less fight over it.

I was thinking of certain demographic, too, but it wasn't a racial one. But it did wear a suit. America has an anus, it's on that stretch of track somewhere.

Of course, it could have been worse. It could have been Jersey.

54 posted on 12/18/2010 5:26:30 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy. Again I say, oy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: cycjec
It's pretty hard to believe that there was nothing around within 10 hours of that train.

Apparently there was one stop and I assume there was heat and shelter available. COMMON SENSE SAYS.....EVERYONE should have been told to get off.

55 posted on 12/18/2010 5:27:59 PM PST by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003
I am not a Twitter nor FB fan (I still don’t think anyone cares if I am taking a bowel break) but I have to admit this is quite a compelling log.

You underestimate yourself. Lots of people care.

Well, not really...

56 posted on 12/18/2010 5:33:13 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

ABC7StephenStephenTschido...you must be a fag. You should have got off at Perryville.


57 posted on 12/18/2010 5:33:28 PM PST by Holen1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zeppo

>>Well, not really...<<

The truth shall set you free! (LOL)

I love Saturday Nights at FR — we get the best humor talent

((OK — well, not really ;))

[Actually, really]


58 posted on 12/18/2010 5:36:40 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: the invisib1e hand

Last time I went through that was Wilmington I think.


59 posted on 12/18/2010 5:37:01 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome
This guy is a Photobucket.
60 posted on 12/18/2010 5:38:13 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 141-154 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson