The westbound Zephyr got delayed a little over an hour in Denver due to a mechanical issue. Apparently, one of the rungs on the ladder of the cab on the lead unit was broken and had to be repaired. While the rung was indeed fixed, there was another issue (not sure what) that ultimately caused the lead unit to be bad ordered. Amtrak used to keep a spare unit in Denver (for just such a situation), but apparently Amtrak is so short on power right now (due to multiple units out of service with mechanical issues) that they don't have one to spare! Here, the train is heading west on clear signals, west of Leyden.
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