Hurricane Harvey railroad updates for Aug. 29

Trains Industry Newsletter
Get a weekly roundup of the industry news you need.
By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine. View our privacy policy.
HarveyMapUpdate
Hurricane Harvey and major railroad locations Aug. 29
Federal Railroad Administration Safety Map; TRAINS: Steve Sweeney
HOUSTON — As heavy rains and constant wind buffet Houston and south Texas, railroads have virtually shuttered operations. Trains News Wire has compiled a list of affected freight, passenger, and tourist operations and their most recent confirmed statuses.

BNSF RAILWAY:
• All switching halted in all Houston area yards. Flooded roads are preventing employees from getting to work
•Workers have found several washouts and stretches of flooded track
•The company is deploying aerial drones to inspect tracks

UNION PACIFIC:
• All traffic through the Houston area is stopped
• News releases suggest track cannot be inspected due to high water

KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN:
•All operations are suspended between Laredo and Kendleton, Texas. Traffic embargo in and out of the rain-soaked region remains in effect.

Houton METRORail:
All light rail service is currently suspended.

AMTRAK:
Sunset Limited between San Antonio, Texas, and New Orleans, La., is suspended with no alternate transportation provided.
Texas Eagle train service between Fort Worth and San Antonio is suspended with buses provided instead.
• All feeder buses into Houston, Galveston, and other southeastern Texas locations have been halted.

MUSEUMS and TOURIST operations:
• Galveston Railroad Museum: Evacuated a portion of its collection to BNSF's Pearland Yard. Condition of its buildings and displays inside is currently unknown.
• Rockport (Texas) Depot sustains heavy damage
• Rosenberg (Texas) Railroad Museum: Unknown status
• Hermann Park Railroad (in Houston): Unknown status
• Houston Area Live Steamers: Unknown status
• Tomball (Texas) Depot and Museum: Unknown status

NEWSWIRETrains News Wire

  • Previous Day
  • August 29, 2017
  • Next Day
Leave a Comment
Want to leave a comment?
Only registered members of TrainsMag.com are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
Please keep your feedback on-topic and respectful. Trains staffers reserve the right to edit or delete any comments.
0 COMMENTS
Big Boy

Big Boy

All about the world's biggest locomotive

SEE INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Learn more about the stories and photos in this months issue

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy
Subscribe Up To 54% off the newsstand price!
Subscribe To Trains Mag Today
+