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    Rare Mileage Trip - DC, VA, WV, PA & MD CANCELLED

    http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/01/22-rare-mileage-trip-out-of-washington Fair use quote from the article. Leaving Washington at 7 a.m., the train will travel south to Alexandria, Va., then west to Manassas, Va., and on across the Blue Ridge Mountains to Front Royal, Va. Turning...
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    Derailment of Cascades #501, DuPont WA, 2017-12-18

    Okay makes sense. Sent from my SM-G930P using Amtrak Forum mobile app
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    Derailment of Cascades #501, DuPont WA, 2017-12-18

    I would think it's the engineer as he says we are on the ground and then says we are on the highway, not sure where the conductor was in the train could have been on the cars that were on the highway, but I'm guessing it was the engineer. Also, whoever it was, thought they were at milepost...
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    Derailment of Cascades #501, DuPont WA, 2017-12-18

    The fact that no brakes were applied puzzles me, because the engineer yelled emergency emergency we are on the ground but it sounded as if he put the train into emergency and was declaring he had braked and then the train derailed, but I could (and probably am) be wrong.
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    Derailment of Cascades #501, DuPont WA, 2017-12-18

    well if it had been a superliner consist that had a capacity about the same as a talgo set, then it might have been roughly the same weight because superliner cars, which are much heavier, do have a higher capacity, five superliners can have the same or more capacity as a talgo set if you have...
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    Derailment of Cascades #501, DuPont WA, 2017-12-18

    Ah thank you, was it modified in anyway, such as superelevating? Sent from my SM-G930P using Amtrak Forum mobile app
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    Derailment of Cascades #501, DuPont WA, 2017-12-18

    Wasn't the cutoff just constructed, or is this part of the old line. Sent from my SM-G930P using Amtrak Forum mobile app
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    Derailment of Cascades #501, DuPont WA, 2017-12-18

    If the pax count is so low, could it be possible for the conductor to put everyone into two or three cars to keep track of everyone? Sent from my SM-G930P using Amtrak Forum mobile app
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    Now that Hunter Harrison at CSX is dead will things for Amtrak improve

    Well since EHH picked a replacement team when he went on medical leave, they'll probably handle operations in the short term. CSX will probably pick another CEO that'll serve stockholders not the railroad. Another businessman instead of a railroader. Sent from my SM-G930P using Amtrak Forum...
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    Sightseer lounge on some Auto trains

    I thought only one of the lounges was damaged back in 2002 Sent from my SM-G930P using Amtrak Forum mobile app
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    Two parties on one reservation (coach and sleeper)?

    Yeah life has gotten tougher, I never considered how much homework an honors geometry class might hand out. I will certainly share what I get I will, thanks *edit-replying to me_little_me post, didn't quote properly I suspect
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    Two parties on one reservation (coach and sleeper)?

    -The problem with booking two rommettes is a matter of $600, which isn't in the budget.-I've done multiple nights in both coach and sleeper and I'm fine with either, atleast for now with my young back. Sent from my SM-G930P using Amtrak Forum mobile app
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    Two parties on one reservation (coach and sleeper)?

    The unaccompanied minors rule is very restrictive and wouldn't allow two 15 year olds to be completely separate from the adults, but the problem I have, is finding a way to make Amtrak classify both the coach reservation and sleeper reservation as one party. The website doesn't seem to allow...
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    Two parties on one reservation (coach and sleeper)?

    Hello there ladies and gentlemen, I haven't been on in a while, high school has taken a toll on my personal life, and my "AU'ing", but that's not the important thing right now. So I'm looking at planning a trip with my girlfriend and parents from MSP-SEA, and while my girlfriend and I are plenty...
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    CUS electrification

    Well the Superliners wil run till the end of their useful life, then rather than replacing them with more Superliners they will replace them with viewliners. Shops aren't efficient and stuff happens, but they'll eventually get done. Sent from my SM-G930P using Amtrak Forum mobile app
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