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    RFP issued for Amfleet I replacement

    How is the Downeaster equipment operated on the corridor? It would seem that for the most part this equipment would operate between north station and Portland. I could see some rotation during maintenance cycles if there were no facilities in Boston or Maine. How does this work anyway?
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    RFP issued for Amfleet I replacement

    So is this a discussion of amgrammar or just grammar
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    #7(28) hits sprayer tractor

    I was telling my dad about this because we did a rt on 7/8 at Christmas. He was wondering how the insurance worked in a situation like this. We both send condolences to all involved. Especially the farmer.
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    Judge reinstates charges in Philly crash

    Iirc correctly this occurred on a section of track that did not have the advanced signal system that most of the NEC had at the time. This cost cutting contributed to the situation imho. Iirc this system would have stopped or slowed the train which would have prevented the derailment. To hold...
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    Siemens Venture Coaches: What Purpose Will They Serve?

    I would think a standardized single level fleet would work best. Love the super liners and would miss them.
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    How do feel about riding "Coach" ?

    My main objection with coach is as a single traveler I could get moved away from my window seat to accommodate families, etc. in a sleeper, or first class, I am guaranteed a window. I’ve met interesting people from coach in the dining car many times.
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    What I miss about Amtrak train rides . . .

    1. Signing the dining car check in the diner on that first night of a long trip and knowing you will be doing a lot more of these! 2. Settling into my roomette. 3. Walking through a moving train. 4. Watching the small towns go by. 5. Listening to the scanner and hearing an interesting...
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    Amtrak teases upgraded bedding/amenities for sleeping cars

    I really don’t know. But as soon as it opens up I’m booking if the medical people say it’s safe.
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    Amtrak teases upgraded bedding/amenities for sleeping cars

    Shoot. The next time I ride a sleeper I’ll be happy as hell that it’s safe enough for me to travel.
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    Sumitomo/Siemens Contract for 137 Cars (former bi-levels)

    The main issue gave with Amfleet 1 cars are the smaller windows. This was corrected with the Amfleet 2 cars. It will be interesting to see how well these new cars last without being properly maintained, cleaned, etc.
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    Sumitomo/Siemens Contract for 137 Cars (former bi-levels)

    The viaggo cars will have steps for low level platforms. The get Alfredo this in Europe.
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    CZ has been affected by the virus

    There is already a thread with a link to Amtrak making this official. MODERATOR NOTE: a second thread was merged into this thread
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    CZ has been affected by the virus

    I saw a post on Facebook that stated service was canceled between Reno and Denver. This not an official Amtrak source. It was noted that at least one Amtrak employee Had caught the virus.
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    By Train into the Wilds.......

    I did that trip in summer of 94. Great memories.
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    New dining options (flex dining) effective October 1, 2019

    That looks like bow I would be feeling if the line extended into the next car . . .