Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Amtrak Train Explodes When Hit by Semi Truck

the California Zephyr
Last Friday, June 24, 2011 a semi truck ran into an Amtrak train in Nevada and exploded.  The train was the California Zephyr, en route from Chicago to San Francsico - the same route Mom and I traveled a few short weeks ago.

Some survivors talk about their experience with the explosion

My mom and I went on a cruise in the Aegean Sea and the cruise ship hit a rock and sank a week after our trip.  Now we ride cross-country by train and it explodes a few weeks after our trip.

Remember when I made fun of my mom for being scared that our train might blow up?

Sorry, Mom.

1 comment:

Liesa Swejkoski said...

I was on that train. Here is a link to the memorial page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Amtrak-California-Zephyr-Memorial-Page-Reno-Nevada-Wreck-June-24-2011/111261422300095