Crossing Over

Amtrak’s westbound Lake Shore Limited had a lot of time to make up when it departed Waterloo, Indiana, on Oct. 8 more than five hours late.

The delay had largely occurred the night before due to a storm near Albany, New York, that left tree limbs on the rails.

The Norfolk Southern dispatcher brought No. 49 into the station on Track No. 2 of the Chicago Line, but crossed it over to Track 1 just west of the station platform.

The image was made shortly before the LSL shifted from daily to tri-weekly operation but it had already begun operating with a reduced consist.

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