Confused train seeks New York, finds Philly suburbs instead


I wouldn’t have thought the term “wrong turn” could ever be applied to a journey by train…but there it is.

I find the SF Gate headline hilarious. It just sounds so silly. “Whoops, we were trying to get to New York, how’d we end up here?! Dur hur!” Apparently, the train somehow ended up on the wrong track after departing Philadelphia’s 30th street station.

The best part of that article is at the end: “An Amtrak spokesman tells The Philadelphia Inquirer ( the train’s crew is being held out of work until they undergo additional training.”

“Passenger Rail 101: How to stay on the correct track” has got to feel like the equivalent of being sent back to Magic Kindergarten.

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