Anybody Want to Trade Places With These Folks?

From time to time, I’ve written about the difficulties that can confront people trying to run a passenger rail system. Check out this link and you will see what I mean. It describes an exceptionally difficult few days for the people operating passenger and commuter trains in and around the Bay Area in California.

The Capitol Corridor refers to rail links connecting San Jose with the State Capital of Sacramento and a bit farther north.

As you see, and as is almost always the case, disruptions in train service are almost always caused by people and events completely out of the control of the folks actually running the railroad. But guess who always seems to get the blame!