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    Amtrak Hubs

    I do not know if you would consider this a hub city but many railroad timetables before Amtrak had 2-3 pages listing connections with other railroads at major cities. I always found this helpful
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    You've been appointed President of Amtrak, Corridor Version

    A couple of years before the National Limited was discontinued Amtrak studied the possibility of diverting the train thru Cincinnati.
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    Vintage Route Guides

    The book was written around 1957-58
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    New dining options (flex dining) effective October 1, 2019

    I would like to see Amtrak try something like the Chuck Wagon on the pre-Amtrak Denver Zephyr. It had a three-man crew (one chef and two waiters). They had three dinner selections (and a la carte selections) that were quick and easy to prepare
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    What if the Milwaukee Road didn't de-energize the Pacific Extension

    A great description of the poor management of the Milwaukee Road is THE NATION PAYS AGAIN by Thomas Ploss. He was a lawyer who worked for the Milwaukee Road during its final years. He attributes the problems of the Pacific Extension to the GN and NP who refused to let the Milwaukee get the...
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    Restore Passenger Service to Southern Montana?

    According to Amtrak's Route selection manual in 1971 "In general, the route segments selected either covered the largest population or generated the greatest ridership. However, in choosing the northern route rather than the southern, between Fargo and Spokane, the relative absence of...
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