MARC lacking loco-power
The Maryland Transit Administration could use a locomotive if you have one you could spare for the MARC Penn Line.
The beleaguered commuter rail line is groveling in the direction of its ridership as it moves into the third straight day of running short one car on some trains because of a shortage of locomotives to pull them.
According to the MTA, the 5:43 p.m. train out of Union Station will be short one car (and likely jam-packed as a result). On Thursday morning, the trains departing Perryville at 6:30 a.m. and Baltimore Penn Station at 7:15 will also be a car short.
The MTA told riders it is working with Amtrak to get more of its locomotives out of the shop and back on the tracks so that it can handle its usual load.
The agency's web site, naturally, is describing the matter as a "minor disruption."