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    • ehbowen
      ehbowen replied to the thread California Zephyr reservations.
      I did eastbound (SAC-GBB) with my parents in September 2016. Came down the Front Range with the setting sun behind us and pulled into...
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      ehbowen replied to the thread Southwest Chief derailment.
      My understanding is that, as with drawbridges over waterways, much depends upon which came first: The highway or the railroad? Caveat: I...
    • ehbowen
      It's intriguing, but if I were in a position to "pull the trigger" on economy overnight service I'd opt for a modified Slumbercoach...
    • ehbowen
      ehbowen replied to the thread Another try with sleeper buses.
      Yes, that was most likely your post which I referenced. I didn't look it up and I didn't remember who posted it, but I did give credit...
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      ehbowen reacted to railiner's post in the thread Another try with sleeper buses with Like Like.
      That sounds like one of my earlier posts...the three locations that I recall that was practiced were Omaha, Wichita, and Amarillo on...
    • ehbowen
      ehbowen replied to the thread Another try with sleeper buses.
      Very true. Back when Trailways still operated a national network, there were always en route terminals, although they may have been...
    • ehbowen
      The change I'd like to see is Amtrak and its host railroads proving that they can keep the existing schedules on time, and then think...
    • ehbowen
      ehbowen replied to the thread Amtrak dining.
      Remember what happened when the Sunset Limited's arrival in L.A was changed to oh-dark-thirty. Amtrak announced that arriving sleeping...
    • ehbowen
      There was at least one startup airline in the deregulation era (which name I cannot recall at the moment) which tried to make a go of...
    • ehbowen
      Priceless information, thanks! And your example really explains it. So I imagine the only way to get tickets "linked" is to talk with...
    • ehbowen
      Amtrak can "link" tickets in their system to show that they're part of the same trip, which (supposedly) means that if a disruption...
    • ehbowen
      ehbowen replied to the thread Amtrak dining.
      That's kind of the point. The existence of an on-board barber was an implicit advertisement that, "Our track is so smooth that you'll be...
    • ehbowen
      ehbowen replied to the thread Amtrak dining.
      Hey, they used to have barbers on board some trains who would give you a haircut and a shave. With a razor. At 90+ mph. The railroads...
    • ehbowen
      Yes, but so far it has been switching from coach to sleeper. You could tell that the conductor wasn't happy about processing the...
    • ehbowen
      Never mind, found one here. Not very detailed, but close enough to answer my question. It would require reconfiguring the Slumbercoach...
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