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).
Knippa is about 85 miles east of Del Rio and 70 miles west of San Antonio.
All long-distance interstate transportation is connected to everything else.
That only works for men. JMO.
I was once stuck on the Metro North for about 3 hours going from Stamford to NYC. We were about a 2 minute ride from the Fordham station. This one lady called the police about 3 times, complaining that the train was stopped, we were going nowhere fast, and some bull allegations that they weren’t doing anything to get the train moving. After about 3 hours, another train stopped right next to ours, and they used one of those metal things for wheelchairs to let the passengers cross the tracks from the broken dead to the just arrived one.
They could’ve done that after a half hour and everything woulda been much better.
I will post it to you when the news loops around.
I saw and heard it and tried to keep it memorized while writing the news.
Reports of perhaps 500 on train.
WestCoastGal has it.
Are you high and dry WestCoastGal?
Hope so. Be safe.
Geeze if these flooding rains keep up in Texas might have to change your screen name.
In 1979 AMTRACK provided me with a round trip (on their business) From Fort Worth to Houston to LA. I had my own little cubical with a great view of the scenery. Fresh flowers on the dining table linen each meal, fantastic food, fun smoking/lounge/bar car. Those were the days.
Knippa Texas is the Amtrak train that is stranded today.
This time it was the fin causing trouble!
That sounds nice, like out of some black and white movie.
Read on poster yes Texas and poster are posting the area.
Sounds like the kind of dam an Oregon mascot would build.......
Man that is not good.
Those making lite of the situation or calling those in dire need wusses would probably be a bit worried if it were their loved ones.
I am so thankful we are not in a flood/hurricane/tornado area as in our situation our home is the safest place do to the nature of our families physical limitations.
Heck even the hospital can’t safely contain you know who.
Thanks for that info.
Texas is a big state. Tyler.
I was born there but not raised in Texas so do not know places by name.
Thanks for the update.
Prayers from a Oregon Freeper who was born in Tyler, Texas.
I remember one in Oregon stuck in due to snow (avalance) covering the track.
Thank God before the train got there not during.
Same for Texas. Thank Goodness the Train is not on a bridge track with both ends washed out.
That would be to scary.
If we all had those Popular Mechanics air cars, this wouldn’t be happening.
Last night was the worst. I actually had to drive several different ways to get home and I only live 8 blocks from work.
This town is abundant with watch for flooding signs. We’re just folks living on the river and stream banks where they built a city I guess. :)
It’s finally clear this afternoon.
Yep there’s that screen name. Texas_River_Gal :)
I will also have to change my other name on his board whenever Dale Jr gets his new sponsor since Bud_Gal_8 won’t work anymore. Sheesh. LOL
I suspect due to frustration and needing to vent to a national media source not a life endangering emerg to call 911.