Saturday, May 1, 2010, Amtrak's No. 21, the southbound Texas Eagle,
arrived in Little Rock, Arkansas at 9:00 a.m., about 6 hours late (it
normally arrives about 3 a.m.). It was late because of severe weather,
tornadoes and flooding between St. Louis and Little Rock the night
before, which played havoc with some railroad signals. More bad weather
was forecast today as well with Arkansas in another High Risk area for
clouds, taken from the balcony of Union Station. RIGHT-Another taxi
arrives at 8:48 a.m. The southbound Texas Eagle normally arrives at 3
Just crossed over the Baring Cross bridge over the Arkansas River at 8:59 a.m.
LEFT-9:00 a.m. There were 7 cars on the train. RIGHT-The Superliner Sightseer Lounge car.
Sharp-looking train, in my opinion.
LEFT-Baggage being hauled to the train by a Little Rock Amtrak agent at 9:03 a.m.
LEFT-Green signal for Amtrak at 9:08 a.m. RIGHT-9:08 a.m.
from last night's storms. You can see Amtrak locomotive 185 between the
trees to the left. RIGHT-Baggage from the train, 9:12 a.m.
LEFT-Almost needed a boat here. RIGHT-9:14 a.m.
LEFT-Getting darker with rain starting at 9:15 a.m. RIGHT-Lights on and ready to leave at 9:16 a.m.
LEFT-AMT 185 leaves at 9:16 a.m. RIGHT-9:17 a.m.
LEFT-Looking back at the platform and station.
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