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    Whats with freight delays and speed restrictions?

    Airlines have their own set of delay issues. Weather, too much air traffic, etc. Just google delays for LGA, EWR, JFK DCA and IAD. In my personal experience though the airline system has worked pretty well. An hour delay on an airplane trip that goes 2000 miles is not big deal imho. I...
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    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    Agreed. I offered my assistance to the female LSA on 306. She new she at least had a witness if there was a he said she said situation. I don't think he ever touched her. But he kept talking with her. That is wrong too. Unless the employee has initiated additional conversation, it is best...
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    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    I did not look. When I traveled on Eurail passes in the 1990s the guidebooks warned of thieves boarding trains and spraying something in the air to knock out sleeping passengers and go through a couchette car steeling belongings. There were consistent warnings to take steps to protect your...
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    upcoming Crescent schedule change?

    While I personally would want to ride the new schedule to see the now visible scenery, I think not carefully thinking about the Atlanta-Washington-New York market is a mistake. The ridership west of Atlanta has been light for years. The only thing that could strengthen it IMHO would be a...
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    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    Here are examples: https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a33252517/sexual-misconduct-on-airplanes/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/airlines-grapple-with-increased-reports-of-in-flight-harassment/ The flight attendants get it too...
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    Could Siemens Viaggio be the next sleeper car?

    There have been issues on airplanes with where passengers have been groped or molested. In some cases the airlines handled it well, others, not so well. I am surprised nothing has ever been reported as happening on an Amtrak train. Putting strangers together in a room is just ensuring that an...
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    upcoming Crescent schedule change?

    The arrival time into New Orleans is 9:15 p.m. Departure northbound is at 9:15 a.m.
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    Chicago to St. Louis same day round trip on May 1.

    To close things out, we finally arrived Union Station at 1:03 a.m. 1 hour 43 minutes late. At one point the conductor was optimistically predicting a 12:34 arrival. But we got caught by a freight after leaving summit. I took a couple of naps with my mask on. I woke myself up snoring so that...
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    Chicago to St. Louis same day round trip on May 1.

    She definitely is a keeper. We have sat here for 90 minutes. The conductor has kept us updated. The engine on the southbound freight broke down. We had to wait while it was being fixed. Moments ago we were advised that we would be back on the move.
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    Chicago to St. Louis same day round trip on May 1.

    The fencing is supposed to keep pedestrians off of the tracks. The faster moving trains create a greater risk of someone being run over if they are on the tracks when they should not be. We all know that where there is a will to be stupid there is a way to be stupid. And somebody will get...
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    Mask Mandate for Transportation Extended

    It would help imho if the health officials and Biden got together and said that the mask mandate would be lifted when the nation wide percentage of vaccinated people was x. A finite Goal is helpful. It sets an ending point.
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    Chicago to St. Louis same day round trip on May 1.

    This trip occurred at the last minute. I originally had plans to spend the day with my GF. She sent me a text early in the morning letting me know that she was not feeling well. She knew that I would probably want to take a train trip and encouraged me to do so. Once that I had established...
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    Amtrak FY22 Grant Request

    It would be interesting to see what they mean by overhaul. Doesn’t clarify if hvac issues and toilet issues could be addressed.
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    Amtrak Dining

    I know United first class isn’t that great for food. Paying for the legroom.
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    Amtrak Dining

    I booked to Toomey yes on the CZ for myself and gf departing emy on July 1. I’m monitoring this closely. If they continue this flex crap I will be canceling and we will fly home on United.
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