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    Should Amtrak implement Starlink on long distance trains?

    Agreed, a solution that depends on line of sight is a terrible plan for a train that goes through things like cities and forests.
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    Silver Service consists

    There are multiple meanings of "serviced". NOL does the bare minimum to get the train back to NY. NY can do a little more, but for actual real maintenance that would take a car offline, it's going to Miami.
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    Silver Service consists

    Depends on what's broke. If it can be shuttled there in service, do that. If the defect requires a deadhead move, do that.
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    DC Metro Suspends 7000-Series Kawasaki Cars

    Risk involves assessing likelihood and consequence. If this happened 29 times and nobody noticed, that's an indicator that the consequence of it happening isn't "massive derailment and everyone dies".
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    Unmasked NYPD Officers assault NYC Subway rider asking them to mask up @ 8th Street 10/19

    Yeah, no. That's not how any of this works. The mask mandate means "wear the damn mask".
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    Heartland Flyer Versus Car Carrier

    That said, I would agree that placing a shunt to warn of danger isn't going to get you charged with a crime. I do wonder how one is going to clip a set of jumper cables to a rail, there's a decided lack of places that you can clip them on.
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    Heartland Flyer Versus Car Carrier

    This appears to be the crossing in question: Addington Bend Rd · Addington Bend Rd, Thackerville, OK 73459 You can only get Google street view from the other side of the tracks from where this collision takes place, but it seems to line up. In this screenshot from Street View, you can see the...
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    DC Metro Suspends 7000-Series Kawasaki Cars

    From what I've read, yes. I'm foggy on the details because I can't remember where I read it, but something to the effect of the previous times going through a switch one way caused the wheel to come off, and then going through the corresponding switch in the other direction somehow rerailed the...
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    Scanner Freqs for Amtrak Railfans

    This is also a great source that's kept up to date and lists locations for each channel. https://www.on-track-on-line.com/amtrak-freqs.shtml
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    Ray Suarez Tweets About NEC

    Oh no, some random guy I never heard of was on a train that was late and said something about it on twitter. Do you genuinely think that because it's the "crown jewel" (whatever that means) that trains are never late?
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    PSR: What is it? Why is it bad? What does it mean for the future?

    What doesn’t jive? The accurate departure time is recorded and if the train takes a delay between there and your house, it takes more than 22 minutes to get there.
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    Amtrak Boarding Heights

    Washington Union Station, National Train Day 2011.
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    Amtrak Boarding Heights

    You can open the door and climb out! :D No High-Platforms by Matt' Johnson, on Flickr Photo by @Tracktwentynine
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    Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle Sleeper Transfer?

    The website showing available but not being able to book is an indicator of what the one agent says - there is a station along the line that one roomette comes open and another is occupied. A superstar agent will walk the line station by station and find where this happens and can book you in...
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    PSR: What is it? Why is it bad? What does it mean for the future?

    The forum software made that chart really hard to read, here is the actual data: ASMAD - Amtrak Status Maps Archive Database - Train History Search If you accept your 1h59 min late as 2 hours (not the original 3 hours claimed), 7 times in the last two months has the train been that late.
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