Amtrak delayed in Nebraska by flooding

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor

Amtrak train schedules continued to be hammered by flooding woes across Nebraska on Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.  The California Zephyr was stuck at the McCook, Neb. station because floodwaters had washed out parts of the track between there and Holdrege.

Passengers spent time in the train cars and outside in beautiful weather to pass the time.

One traveler from Wisconsin said that he travels on Amtrak often, but he had not seen a delay like this.  But, putting a positive spin on the situation, he said “I try to travel Amtrak as often as I can.  It’s a hold-up, but I’m not in that big of a hurry to get home now.  The crews have been nice to us and try to keep us as informed as best they can,” according to passenger Shane Mooney.

Amtrak reported that the California Zephyr left McCook at close to 1:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon, after being delayed by 12 hours.




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