Hoosier State Resumes Operation

After a week of cancelations, the Hoosier State resumed operating between Chicago and Indianapolis last Monday. The train was sidelined on Sept. 28 due to mechanical problems with one of its locomotives.

The Monday trip also marked the launch of business class service as well as a third coach.

That coach, named the Durant, had defects that had been missed in an inspection conducted two weeks earlier.

Trains magazine reports that the Indiana Department of Transportation canceled the Oct. 2 trips of the Hoosier State after inspectors found the defects on the Durant during a follow-up inspection.

A delay in receiving replacement parts led to the train being replaced by buses until Monday night’s trip from Chicago to Indianapolis.

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