Most of my readers know that the Washington, DC area got hit by an incredible violent storm last Friday night. As I write this over a million people are still without electricity. At least 15 lives are to be mourned. One can imagine that rail transportation was badly affected. There was no AMTRAK service between Washington, DC and Philadelphia on the 30th of June for most of the day. Yesterday AMTRAK was forced to single track between Washington, DC and Baltimore. All this due to an untold number of trees falling on the tracks and trees also tearing up the overhead catenary. Storm blown debris on the tracks was another issue.
AMTRAK reports that, as of now, it has resumed normal service.
Photo by Jerry Shultz
AMTRAK Acela Express Unit approaching Union Station in Washington, DC