Jan 10, 2010

Amtrak California Zephyr was one day late

The California Zephyr arrived in Chicago almost one day behind schedule.

The train pulled into Union Station with a load of passengers who described themselves as "tired, hungry and stinky."

One passenger called it “the train from hell.”

An Amtrak spokesman said "There is a pass in Nebraska between two hills where the snow drifts were more than two stories tall."

In Iowa the train struck a pickup truck causing one of the delays. However, the biggest culprit was weather.