Skip to comments.Breaking: AmTrak Train Passengers Calling CNN for Help
Posted on 07/21/2007 2:36:37 PM PDT by Global2010
CNN Just interview a passenger who has been on a stranded Amtrak since 9:30 a.m.
More calls are coming in from passengers on the train.
Seems this lady wants off and Amtrak is saying to the passengers they don't know when that will happen.
Rumors are the tracks are washed out at both ends.
Food, water, air, toilets still in good shape.
Just seems to be very frustrated passengers due to lack on info.
So they wanted to reach a live national news show to let them know they are stuck.
The Anchor on CNN said well sounds like they are not in danger or lacking food/toilet so you can't say anything negative about Amtrak.
The other anchor said maybe we should send them all copies of Harry Potter to keep them occupied (sarcastically speaking).
Thanks for posting this Global2010. Prayers for those in Texas battling damage from the flooding.
The passenger probably suggested this. No doubt just a scam to get the latest Harry Potter book.
Maybe they could let them off the train to pee in the bushes.
Would really help to know where this is? Texas is big...and what are the circumstances that caused the train to be stuck (all you have here is that both ends of track are washed out...why and how did that happen)?
Where is the President! Has FEMA been mobilized?
Do not know if this is same area.
CNN: Hello CNN how may I help you.
CALLER: Help us!!! We’ve been stranded for an hour and cant get off the train!!!
CNN: Ma’am..settle down...is this in anyway the fault of the Republicans or President Bush?
CALLER: Uh..no its raining like hell and the tracks washed out!!!
CNN: I understand that ma’am but is there anyone there who is willing to bash the President or say bad things about how our damn country is embracing global Warmed up Climatology?
CALLER: No, no... we just want off..help us. we watch you in all the airports !!
CNN: CLICK..(dial tone)
Rivers and creeks are up and some out of their banks in east Texas, maybe central too. We have had tremendous rains for 2 months almost. Do you have a location for the train?
I’m not seeing a problem here. What am I missing?
Knippa Texas, near San Antonio.
The weather has been brutal all day!!
Hundreds evacuate as Plains rivers bulge
Updated: 2007-07-03 01:16
Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth was halted Sunday because of flooding in north Texas, said Terry Angier, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Passengers were placed on buses.
Photo at link.
This was a couple of weeks ago and it has been raining since too.
Damn! Amtrak is having a helluva time! Just this week, two different Amtrak trains hit vehicles in the Lakeland, Fl area. Two accidents in less than 24 hours and within just a fews miles of each other.
Then they get to sue somebody over the scorpions!
Really, folks, are we a nation of wusses, or what? They make this sound like they need a Berlin airlift like operation or it’ll turn into a repeat of the Donner party episode.
Gawd knows, their Nexium prescription might run out!
Is this the same type of person who calls 911 when the escalator breaks down and strands them in-between floors at the mall?
The answer is, YES! Next step, call the media for attention, then sue!
Chicago Sun- Times
June 19, 2007
BY ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press
5 dead, including 4-year-old girl, as heavy rain floods North Texas towns and strand residents
If there was a vehicle on the track when trains came through, it was the driver of the vehicle who was at fault -- not the train. Trains always have right of way at a grade crossing.
Where is FEMA!