I'm sure this will offend a few people around here who like to think that America is at the top of the world but when it comes to the passenger train the Russians are running leaps and bounds around us.
Here is a great example.
I just booked a trip across the entire country on three trains...
Well I can never remember exactly how that one service is spelled. I have hit a lot of that milage because of PVs though. Almost all of it I've been attached to a car at some point in time or another. The Michigan Trains came with my private car actually as my best friend lives in Michigan so I...
Lets see here is my completed list. Partials at the bottom of the list.
~City of New Orleans
~Missouri River Runner
He does this trip a few times each year. He accompanies some of the Canadian Army MPs on transcon moves across Canada. His car is well suited for this service because of it's open platform, and it handles Canadian winter really well as a former CN car.
Knowing my ground crews I would say that is a very smart choice. And that is what I love about the train you meet so many interesting people you wouldn't meet anywhere else. At every stop a little bit of America gets on and gets off. Unlike planes where everyone is going from point A to point B...
I just lost my train riding partner so I'm doing it solo again. But I've done other solo trips even when they were in the picture. I rather enjoy traveling by myself. I'm a people pleaser so I enjoy talking to people and finding out their stories. I always meet really interesting people when I...
Actually at some point in the 1990s Amtrak did experiment with this on the Pennsylvanian. They operated the JP Henderson as the Keystone Club Class. So is it doable yes. But is it practical no.
Now could some PV owners do some supplementing at peak periods. I've thought about chartering a car...
I just saw the Crescent while on Taxi in Charlotte the other day returning from Flint, MI. Here is the consist I saw.
Two Amfleet II Coacehs
One Amfleet II Diner-Lite
Two Viewliner I Sleepers
One Viewliner II Baggage Dorm
My girlfriends father actually offered some form of training actually on how to defend myself. And he's EX SpetsnazI would say he's pretty qualified on self defense. He also said it's good to see what he can do to me if I ever hurt his daughter. I caught his message loud and clear.
VIA Rail has a service manager who stays with the train the whole route (EX Canadian). This person lifts all the tickets and is also the manager of the entire OBS staff. So on the Ocean the SM works Halifax-Montreal-Halifax.
The Canadian has two SMs. Vancouver-Winnipeg-Vancouver, and...