90-Mile View: Freezing Temperatures Stop Trains In Their Tracks

Jan 8, 2014

An Amtrak train carrying more than 200 people arrived in Chicago early Monday morning, Jan. 6, after the bitterly cold weather stopped it for more than eight hours. 

Amtrak trains have been struggling with the bitter cold that has swept across most of the United States.
Credit Jim Ramnes / CC-Flickr

In the latest edition of 90-Mile View, Amtrak engineer and conductor Eric Peterson talks with Up to Date host Steve Kraske about the effects of the recent country-wide deep-freeze on railroad operations. Peterson has previously appeared on the program to share his love of trains and tales from the tracks.