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    I have been a railfan all my life. My first Amtrak trip was in 2010 with my wife who has moved...

    I have been a railfan all my life. My first Amtrak trip was in 2010 with my wife who has moved on to be with the lord.😥 Together we had rode almost every route twice and some more. We never got to ride the Acela though. After she left and the points system changed I've only taken a few trips. We...
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    Lounge in Chicago

    Are the concourse restaurants open at CUS particularly gold coast hot dogs. Love those chardogs
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    Should Amtrak allow smoking again?

    Well I'll be hanged.! I reckon I glossed right over your post. Excuse me for missing that !:rolleyes:
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    Should Amtrak allow smoking again?

    As I read through the post I notice noone complained about the smokers who light up as soon as they have two feet on the ground literally 2' from the door, then take move a little further but not far enough. It really stinks when you try to get off the train for a fresh air break and your hit...
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    #5 Canceled (2/15/21)

    Wow, that sounds like a very harrowing experience but a positive experience at the same time. Glad it all turned out well for you. Thanks for the report and information. Maybe by Monday 2/22 it will be straightened out. I will be flying into ORD to make the trip out of CHI
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    #5 Canceled (2/15/21)

    Also I booked through an agent so I got guaranteed connx.
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    #5 Canceled (2/15/21)

    I was just checking train status on for train #5 was supposed to lv Monday 2/15/21 I got Train Canceled message. Any one know why? I am thinking this freak snowstorm, but trains operate when other modes of transportation can't. Other than train being canceled(obviously) what did that mean for...
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    When in Sacramento

    Sorry I lost track of this thread. I think Davis will be a nice stopover and more interesting esp. since train museum is closed. Thanks for all the replies, help and suggestions. All r appreciated
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    When in Sacramento

    Thank you for that very helpful information. It sounds like I might take the chance and see Martinez esp since the museum will probably be closed, and your tip on riding through to Martinez was a great time saving idea! Can't wait to see the mountains and all the snow. I love the planning part...
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    When in Sacramento

    I've got a trip from CHI - PDX - CHI coming up in Feb. I'm taking CZ CS to PDX then the EB back to Chicago. I've got that layover in SAC. Has anyone been through there lately in the covid era? Are there any restaurants open. I plan on spending some time at the RR museum. Have they made any...
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    Texas Eagle ~ a puzzle

    Wow.! Twentieth Century, you just made my day alot brighter. I grew up in Arlington, TX. The old Mo-Pac line was about 125 yards from my back door. We spent a lot of time running up and down the trails we had made. A train crew would come down from the B-O-P yard (Buick,Oldsmobile and Pontiac or...
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    Return to daily service, Feb 15 decision time

    Looking for the delete post feature
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    Return to daily service, Feb 15 decision time

    Hey, tell them. Not me. I just posted a speculation. imo
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    Return to daily service, Feb 15 decision time

    On a positive note, alot of the states that have been on total lockdown are starting to talk about re opening plans now that joebiden is securely in place
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    Coast Starlight Roomettes

    I always called upper bunk " the coffin" when my wife and I traveled alot!
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