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    Sumitomo/Siemens Contract for 137 Cars (former bi-levels)

    It tells you something when the PRIIA 305 Committee reports, as of early September, that of 94 railcars under construction or completed that IDOT has conditionally accepted only 8 cars and Caltrans has not yet conditionally accepted a single railcar. Caltrans is the lead agency on the project...
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    Canadian Pacific buying Kansas City Southern?

    Kansas City Southern to begin talks with Canadian Pacific Source - Progressive Railroading
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    Canadian Pacific buying Kansas City Southern?

    KCS board backs CN merger proposal, cites possible shareholder meeting change ------snip----
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    Amtrak goes straight to STB to restore Gulf Coast service.

    STB denies Class Is' motion to dismiss Amtrak Gulf Coast case - Progressive Railroading The board’s decision can be read here.
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    NEC Commission Releases $117 Billion Dollar Improvement Plan

    The Northeast Corridor Commission, comprised of USDOT, Amtrak, MTA, MBTA, CTRail, SEPTA, MARC, VRE, and other governmental agencies, has released its CONNECT NEC 2035 plan, which calls for $117 Billion for improvements and SOGR on the NEC- The executive summary of the proposal can be found...
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    Midwest Venture Introduction Soon?

    Did the Brightline Venture coaches report the same problem with lead? If not, is it possible that Sumitomo, as contractor, or Siemens engaged in a little bit of "value engineering"? Did Caltrans approve of any changes to the fixtures?
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    Amtrak Dining

    Had it everyday before walking five miles uphill, knee deep in snow, to school, and then five miles uphill home, I'd imagine. 😃
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    Amtrak Dining

    "Are you listening to this over here? It's like Martha and Gertrude at the automat..." The Odd Couple, 1968
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    MSP - CHI second daily train poised to receive MN funding

    According to the WisDOT website, the only missing financial piece of the puzzle is $6.2 million in matching funds from the State of Wisconsin. It may have already been approved. I'm searching for that info now. Here is a projected timeline for the project-
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    Coke or Pepsi?

    When I drink a carbonated beverage, it usually consists of 2/3 Diet Pepsi and 1/3 double-strength Crystal Light Lemonade. It reminds me of Pepsi Light, which was sold in the 70s. Pepsi's flavor profile is citrus to begin with, and the lemonade just kicks it up a notch, plus it dilutes some of...
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    Coke or Pepsi?

    Coke. No Pepsi. No like? You go now.
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    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    Two birds. One stone.
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    Texas Central Railway

    Texas Central signs $16 billion contract with Webuild to build Texas high-speed rail -KBTX Texas Central signs $16 billion contract with Webuild to build Texas high-speed rail
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    Amtrak Dining

    I never understood why the trains, LD to be sure but corridors even more so, don't have cashless vending machines on them (and, yes, I know there are a few that do), in addition to cafe cars and/or diners. Let a nationwide vending company like Canteen service the machines at the termini. Having...
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    Amtrak ConnectUS Announcement and Detailed Document

    That's the one. Only goes to show how quickly things can go awry when a hard core BS artist (Wisconsin's Walker) does business with a world class BS artist (Foxconn's Gou). On the bright side, just think of all the Wisconsinites who won't be leaping from windows out of desperation while in...
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