A miserable night on MARC
I'm getting a load of email from MARC passengers tonight about a meltdown on Train No. 538. This sounds like a bad one. Here's some of the mail. Some of the senders aren't in a position to be identified.
"(My train) died 10 minutes out of Union Station with no power. Approaching 2 hours, and it's about 100 degree on the train. As you see below, it's almost an hour after we allegedly were being hooked to a locomotive. Some folks are getting off in hopes of reaching New Carrollton; others are removing the emergency windows. One fellow started a petition of sweaty passengers to give to MARC. Some have called 911, and a fire truck and ambulance just pulled up on the nearby shoulder of Rt 50. Just another sterling Marc adventure......"