Since my initial blog post chronicling my Bolt adventure went live a few days ago, it’s already been viewed almost 1,400 times…including by one person in New Zealand! You win the “Most Distant Reader” award, whoever you are. 😉 Thanks to everyone that has taken interest. Knowing that my Bolt was built and loaded on a truck, the next question is (and the thing all you guys care about): Where’s my Bolt??
I’ve gleaned some new information about my Bolt’s whereabouts. After badgering my sales rep to death, I was able to finally convince him to give me the rail car information for the train that my Bolt was loaded on. The info I had previously received stated that my Bolt had left the Orion factory on a truck heading towards Toledo, Ohio. Using that rail car number the dealership gave me, I was able to get an update on the location of the train car my Bolt was loaded on! (a Norfolk Southern rail car, FYI). A big assist goes out to the Corvette owners forum that had all the rail car tracking information stickied!
|Maybe my Bolt was on this hauler? Photo credit to Joe Lopez
That’s the good news. The bad news? My Bolt is still in Toledo, Ohio! As of 8PM yesterday, it has moved a whopping 2.9 miles since it was initially loaded on to the rail car a few days ago. I’m fairly certain the sub-zero winter weather in the Midwest region hasn’t helped anything.
|My Bolt is on a train! And moving excruciatingly slow. 😔
So I am happy that I am now able to track my Bolt on its journey to sunny California, but am hoping that train gets moving a bit quicker than 3 miles per day! It’s looking less likely that I will be able to get my Bolt back to MD before the year is out, but I should at least be able to finish all the paperwork so that I qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit this year.