Flooding Halts CZ in Nebraska

Flooding in Nebraska this week brought Amtrak’s California Zephyr to a halt.

No. 6 was held in McCook, Nebraska, on Monday night for 12 hours due to flooding on host railroad BNSF between there and Holdrege.

One report said the flooding washed out part of the track but another report said it was a case of water being over the rails.

Passengers were allowed to disembark during the delay.

The train finally left McCook about 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

At the same time the westbound Zephyr was marooned in Lincoln, Nebraska, early Tuesday morning.

No. 5 was given permission to continue westward around 10:45 a.m. By then it was operating 10 hours and 15 minutes late.

Amtrak tweeted that No. 5 would hold at Holdrege for an open track.

News reports indicated that Holdrege received four inches of rain starting Monday night.


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