Brian has been in Raleigh for the past three days having adventures with 12 other ten year olds (and four grown ups 🙂 ) and was on his way home when his train mysteriously stopped… And it’s still stopped.
Turns out that a train going the other way crashed into a car hauler truck and the tracks are blocked indefinitely. Thank God nobody was killed, and after seeing the pictures, that’s a miracle for sure.
All that the Amtrak folks are saying is that the train (the one Brian’s on) is going to be late… the first guy I talked to at their national information line didn’t even know that one of their trains had crashed. The local train station says that Brian’s train will be in at 9:05 (six minutes from now), while we sit here watching live TV seeing that the first train is still stuck on the tracks… and I heard via the cell phone chain that Brian’s train is an hour away and still not moving.
I hope he’s thinking of this as just another part of his adventure, rather than a cause of tears and anxiety. Wouldn’t you think that in this age of technology that Amtrak would be able to get information around a little better???