The rails here are almost only freight lines. The trains are heavily weighted and with the heat and traffic the rails have become bowed. This forced our train to run slower than normal which let the engine overheat.
Crews were unable to repair the front unit so we have to wait for a freight diesel to arrive from another town. This will take the entire train to its final destination, however it has a lower top speed. We will now have three locomotives on this train.
We have a dead crew as well since they have now been over 12 hours. We have to wait for a new crew to be dropped off as well.
A storm blew through. We had hopes that this would cool the engine off enough to get us going again. No such luck, but all of the lightning did provide a suitable diversion. One of the lightning strikes managed to start the field next to us on fire. The 13 successive ground strikes kept reigniting the fire. Eventually, it died out as the volunteer fire department monitored the situation.