Daylight in Cleveland for No. 30

Even the standards of the usual lateness of Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, for No. 30 to see Cleveland in daylight would take a event of unusual magnitude.

No. 30 is scheduled into Cleveland at 1:45 a.m. Even if the train is one or two hours late it will still see Northeast Ohio in darkness.

But last week one of those unusual occurrences unfolded when a Norfolk Southern intermodal train derailed in Swanton, Ohio, after striking a vehicle on the tracks.

Passengers for the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited rode school buses between Bryan and Toledo, Ohio, to bypass the wreck sight.

The equipment that had arrived in Toledo as No. 29 was turned to become No. 30.

It is shown above passing through Olmsted Falls, Ohio at 2:32 p.m., more than 12 hours after it should have been by here.

On the point is P40DC No. 816. Normally, the long-distance trains through here are assigned P42DC locomotives.

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