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.