https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/loca ... te-amtrak/
On Feb. 19, Valerie Metzler was riding the westbound Amtrak Pennsylvanian, which was on time through Huntingdon, when it began to slow until it stopped at Bellwood....or maybe three track wide at these stops and have two platforms?
The conductor told passengers that a disabled Norfolk Southern freight train was blocking the station platform in Altoona.
By the time NS removed the train and the Pennsylvanian discharged its riders here, it was almost two hours late, according to Metzler, who lives in Altoona.
Delays are common on the Pennsylvanian, and while that one was longer than normal, it illustrates the kind of conflicts that frequently hold up passenger trains. It also illustrates the value of a proposed agreement between NS and PennDOT for right-of-way improvements to alleviate those conflicts and allow for a second daily round-trip Pennsylvanian.