Last week, I rode AMT005 (the westbound California Zephyr) from Omaha to Salt Lake City as part of an itinerary that went as follows:
- Omaha to SLC via Denver and the Central Corridor on AMT005
- SLC to Evanston, WY via private vehicle
However, due to a rockslide that blocked the Central Corridor (ex-D&RGW) mainline in Colorado about halfway between Granby and Glenwood Springs, AMT005/006 were detoured through northern CO and southern WY for several days -- including our trip; furthermore, this detour sent us directly through our final destination of Evanston, WY.
Is it generally not possible to take advantage of this situation, or is a stop/disembarkation at the final destination in this case possible (if so, how would one approach this?), or is this completely up to the conductor?
Note that this was personal travel -- business travel between these two points would be an utterly different situation in my case, and far outside the scope of this question!