All together now: OOOPS!

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, recent flooding in many areas of the midwest caused a lot of inconvenience to the freight railroads as well as to Amtrak.

On June 16th, because the normal route was under water, the Canadian Pacific rerouted a doublestack* freight train through the tunnel connecting Detroit, Michigan, with Windsor, Ontario.

Small problem: someone didn’t double check clearances.

A Canadian Pacific spokesperson said, “It’s an inconvenience. It’s part of doing business.”

Whaddaya bet comments behind closed doors at CP were, shall we say, a bit more pithy?

* Flatcars with low beds are used to accommodate two standard shipping containers, stacked one on top of another.