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    Guess Arrival and Departure times for some non-scheduled locations on the CZ.

    IIRC the Moffat tunnel is more like 10 minutes. The EB Zephyr turns south before crossing the Missouri River. It will cross about 30 minutes after leaving Omaha. IIRC the name of the town in that area is plattsmouth. If you use google maps you can follow the route west from Creston through...
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    Chicago to Toronto via Detroit and Windsor

    I agree. Check trip advisor and rates on both sides.
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    Chicago to Toronto via Detroit and Windsor

    With the poor time keeping of Michigan service trains I would look carefully at the time Amtrak arrives Detroit and the time Via departs Windsor. If you really want to cover this trackage I suggest an overnight in Detroit. Then you are sure of the connection. Iirc the OP
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    Chicago to Toronto via Detroit and Windsor

    thanks for catching that Jishnu.
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    Chicago to Toronto via Detroit and Windsor

    Fly or go via Buffalo. To shorten your layover you could go east a couple of stops and the catch the maple leaf back to Toronto. Honestly, look into flying. Porter airlines is supposed to be better than others out of Midway.
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    Passenger mistaking someone else's room for theirs

    I flat out wasn’t paying attention. I’ve observed other passengers not remembering which sleeper that they are in when trying to write the car number on the diner check. My GF does not understand where one car ends and another begins.
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    Passenger mistaking someone else's room for theirs

    I have occupied the wrong roomette twice out of Union station. Both times my fault. One time I was in. correct room number and wrong car. I just didn’t double check my ticket. This was on 30 and sca caught it and sent me on my way. The second time was on 21. Correct car but wrong room on...
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    Viewliner II on the Lake Shore

    There was an article on trains website and a few posts that it was nyp section only. I’ve seen no information on which line number will be occupied by the new sleepers.
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    STL-CHI Conundrum: Which Train?

    It’s better to check every detail. This is a pretty awesome experience seeing a Rock group live. You don’t want it to be messed up. I recommend the 6:40 A.M. train. My GF, who is not a rail fan and generally oblivious to all things Amtrak, has made it a point to avoid the Texas Eagle...
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    Lessons learned from CHI-STL HSR YouTube video from High Speed Rail Alliance

    There was a period of time that trains operated at up 110 mph on that segment. The conductor would sometimes make an announcement. Then they stopped and reverted back to 79 mph. This summer 90 mph is routine between Alton and Joliet.
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    Lessons learned from CHI-STL HSR YouTube video from High Speed Rail Alliance

    The NYC and Pennsylvania RR had parallel right of ways from Englewood east. I rode that round on 9/6/21 most recently. Have ridden it many times.
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    Quick trip to Boston. Fly one way on United and 449 back to Chicago.

    This was not a Covid situation. This was a case the Hilton not meeting standards. I will vote with my wallet.
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    Lessons learned from CHI-STL HSR YouTube video from High Speed Rail Alliance

    Can’t do vs can do. I say the high speed line takes a different alignment and crosses over the water on higher bridges to give clearance for boat traffic. If this country wants to get serious about easing congestion on expressways then stuff like this HAS to get done.
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    New Rehabilitated Superliners unveiled

    There were new sheets and blankets on 449 in 4920 car yesterday. There was no other work done on the car.
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    Quick trip to Boston. Fly one way on United and 449 back to Chicago.

    100 was pulling us. That’s why I saw so many photographers out.
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