We were at DLR yesterday and it was not a good day for the trains. First, in the late morning, we had just boarded at Tomorrowland when the conductor announced that the train ahead of us was having 'mechanical difficulties' and we would have to hold for at least 10 minutes. That got me to thinking, what happens if an engine breaks down on the mainline? Do they bring another engine out to tow it in? I know that's what amtrak sometimes does, having been on a train that was limping along with two working engines dragging along two dead engines and the passenger cars....that was not a fun trip.
Then, in the afternoon, we'd just gotten on at New Orleans when they announced that all the trains were being taken out of service. The conductor told us that someone's kid got their knee? leg? stuck in the Main Street Station platform's wrought iron bars and the paramedics had just gotten them out. Sigh.