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    Service Reductions effective October 1

    If they want to use that logic they should also run the Lake Shore Limited 4X a week so Chicago-Cleveland also has daily service or at least stagger them so they have service on six different days of the week and passengers who want to go from CHI-NYP or CHI-WAS can always transfer (it sucks but...
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    You've been appointed President of Amtrak....with a catch

    The OP (IndyLions) said that AutoTrain was given to a private company to manage and didn't have to be accounted for in the 10 trains. As for the Palmetto, if you are keeping the Silver Meteor you have most if not all of the route/stops along the Palmetto. The Silver Meteor (or Silver Star) is...
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    You've been appointed President of Amtrak, Corridor Version

    State Corridors: Los Angeles-San Francisco (the actual city!) (possible extension to San Diego) Los Angeles-Sacramento (additional) Dallas-Houston Dallas-Austin-San Antonio Pittsburgh-Philadelphia-New York (Pennsylvania primary state) (additional) Miami-Orlando-Tampa (additional)...
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    You've been appointed President of Amtrak....with a catch

    Leave it to jebr to find the loophole. IndyLions said you couldn't extend trains or combine them:) I actually extended the Crescent from New Orleans to San Antonio and the California Zephyr in my proposal(s) but jebr's is way better. I had proposed a new train combining the old Broadway Limited...
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    You've been appointed President of Amtrak....with a catch

    For some reason I couldn't edit my past message. I reread the ability to having through legs up to 750 miles so I'd like to add a "Desert Wind" leg to the California Zephyr at Salt Lake City. If we're also in fantasy land, I'd also like to extend the California Zephyr to Los Angeles on the...
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    You've been appointed President of Amtrak....with a catch

    1. Broadway Limited with a DC leg splitting off at Philly serving Baltimore (if possible, serving Ft. Wayne and Columbus) 2. Lake Shore Limited, Boston leg staying (if possible serving Michigan west of Toledo) 3. Silver Star 4. Silver Meteor 5. Crescent going all the way to San Antonio, picking...
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    Amtrak to Iowa City?

    I have a young cousin who will be attending the University of Iowa. What's the closest Amtrak station(s) to Iowa City?
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    Richard Anderson replacing Wick Moorman as Amtrak CEO

    Ask the people along the Desert Wind, Pioneer, and Sunset Limited East routes if they'd rather have 3x/week service or no service.
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    Reasons to take Cap Ltd + NE Regional over Lake Shore Ltd?

    Do the Pennsylvanian on the way back west. No 5am wakeup/boot off the train in Pittsburgh or worrying about missing the connection in Pittsburgh. You do have to worry about several hours to kill in the Amshack in PGH and if you're going in winter would it be dark in Horseshoe Curve?
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    Reasons to take Cap Ltd + NE Regional over Lake Shore Ltd?

    Why not just take the LSL all the way to South Station (or Back Bay) and then take MBTA to Route 128? Why go all the way down to New York and back up to Boston and change trains? The subways most likely run more often,you won't have to worry about a missed connection, and the extra fare can't be...
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    Richard Anderson replacing Wick Moorman as Amtrak CEO

    Forget daily, give the possibility of a same day connection between the Crescent and SL and I'll work the days to do a trip from PHL to LAX without having to go through CHI.
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    Nostalgia Not in Amtrak’s Future

    Like Senators care about the economics of Amtrak. They care about "my train".
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    Richard Anderson replacing Wick Moorman as Amtrak CEO

    You have a management team that is thinking of Amtrak like a company and a Congress that is thinking of Amtrak like a public service, hence the disconnect. RPA and most rail advocates will always ask why can't Amtrak serve both the "national network" (if you consider White Sulphur Springs, WV...
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    Nostalgia Not in Amtrak’s Future

    Just get rid of the 750 mile rule. Amtrak would propose a lot of new routes then.
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