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    '18 Travels through America

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    Grand Canyon Railway to discontinue Amtrak shuttle service

    My IPad now flashes advice about new posts. I was startled to see that Bob Dylan was responding to this Williams thread. Then I realized it was ‘our’ Bob Dylan.
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    Grand Canyon Railway to discontinue Amtrak shuttle service

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    Summer on the Ocean

    Why not run another day each week? Instead of a 22 car Sold out train each time? I never understood the cuts! Sent from my iPad using Amtrak Forum
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    "Tearing up the tracks" - Medium's Essays on Train Travel

    "Tearing up the tracks" - Medium's Essays on Train Travel (Dec '16) https://medium.com/browse/416e712240c7 (Chaz comments: The "tearing up" here is not 'tearing out the tracks" but more like a train tearing down/up the line) 1.) Ulaanbaatar Mongollia 2005 2.) "The Other Side of the Tracks...
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    Why do trains suck in the U.S.? (9 min. Video)

    A good explanation of why passenger rail in the U.S.A does not ciompare with European trains.. (YouTube via Boing Boing. "This video explains why U.S. trains are slow, unreliable, expensive, and don't go where people want them to go, and why the situation is not likely to improve. Interesting...
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    Denton County Operating Contract

    Is 'trolley food service' food served from a cart or food as served on some inter-urban/streetcar (trolley) somewhere?
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    Southwest Chief-Pueblo update

    TrainOrders has a pages on the Pueblo addition. Non subscribers can only read page 1 ` I think--started 7/12 http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?4,4073539 Page 2 has this long report posted 7/13 by someone who attended the meeting:last week...
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    Brexit and rail transport

    The Guardian has an editorial today about UK (& EU) politicians after Brexit. It compares a key 'leave' leader Michael Gove to someone " loitering at the end of a rainy railway platform, spotting trains' lol. ". Gove is the sort of nerdish, know-it-all clever dick one once might have...
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    Article on Penn Station's ClubAcela Lounge (from AtlasObscura.com)

    Article on Penn Station's ClubAcela Lounge (from AtlasObscura.com) June 30 " There’s a Secret VIP Club in Penn Station Its online reviews are terrible, so we went to investigate." http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/theres-a-secret-vip-club-in-penn-station "...To be honest, I’m not...
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    Bit of An Engine Hiccup for Amtrak #6(16)

    Agent...thank you for your frequent vids and relevant info!
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    Success of Newly Reopened UK Rail Lines vs High Speed Rail

    June 5 '16 The Guardian Success of Newly Reopened UK Rail Lines vs High Speed Rail http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/05/hs2-railways-reopened-lines-britain-rail
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    The world's longest train: The Ghan in Australia

    Last year the Aussie gov't decided to withdraw most of the subsidized monies for the Ghan...this benefited pensioners and war vets (wanting to re-visit places they served). The subsidies were put in place when the rails were privatized in 1997. Fares were to be increased and the number of...
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    Dearing Railroad on 97

    Reading via 'unread posts' on IPad...no way to know this is re varnish - old private cars. Just a reminder to put more detail in a post.
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