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  1. Swadian Hardcore

    Best Chicago-Florida Route?

    It'd be redundant to operate trains on "most of these" routes and why would you bypass Knoxville? Knoxville is the biggest metro area between Cincinnati and Atlanta. The most cost effective route is: Cincinnati - Winchester - Knoxville - Cleveland - Dalton - Cartersville - Atlanta - Macon -...
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    Best Chicago-Florida Route?

    The CSX Etowah Subdivision would still be preferable because a stop at Ooltewah would need a back-up move from the NS Knoxville District to the NS Atlanta North District. If you really wanted to get closer to Chattanooga then I'd stop at Cleveland and take the Cohutta District to Cohutta, the...
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    Best Chicago-Florida Route?

    The "best" route would likely be the NS former Ponce de Leon route via Macon, Cordele, Tifton, and Valdosta. The most cost-effective route would likely be the Atlanta South District to Macon and Brunswick District to Jesup. It's slow but you could make up the speed between Jesup and...
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    Best Chicago-Florida Route?

    The routes mentioned in 2008 don't include my suggestion for the L&N Flamingo. PSR has also reduced the freights between Cincinnati and Cartersville since 2008. If you wanted to serve Lexington then you could use the CNO&TP (aka the former Ponce de Leon) route although you'd miss Knoxville...
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    Best Chicago-Florida Route?

    The best Chicago - Florida route is the current Cardinal route to CIN and then the former L&N Flamingo or SOU Ponce de Leon route to JAX. The former SOU is faster, but the former L&N has less freight traffic. Heck, I heard that the CSX might sell it, so if Amtrak was run like a business (which...
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    https://www.rnopdx.com/rno-pdx-reno-to-portland-bus-tickets-schedules/reno-to-portland-bus/

    https://www.rnopdx.com/rno-pdx-reno-to-portland-bus-tickets-schedules/reno-to-portland-bus/
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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    If it was a DC-8, then it sure wasn't only "a while" ago! 😅
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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Thanks. Anyone got nutrition facts or reviews for the ENCHILADAS, CHICKEN MARSALA, or SHRIMP IN LOBSTER SAUCE yet?
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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    How are the new dishes on the West menu? https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/menus/routes/Flexible-Dining-Menu-West-0720.pdf Does anyone have nutrition facts on the ENCHILADAS, CHICKEN MARSALA, and SHRIMP IN LOBSTER SAUCE? I'm of the opinion that Amtrak...
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    RNO PDX Bus

    Thanks. We just can't do anything with Amtrak at this time and really don't want to drive at night. RNO-KFS is only 4 hours 25 minutes which isn't a "proper" overnight either. What are these errors that you speak of? I haven't had any problems with Mike's site. Does anyone have a screenshot or...
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    RNO PDX Bus

    Connections aren't feasible to either 11/14 or 5/6. The 11 leaves KFS at 8:17 AM which means we'd have to drive overnight from RNO to KFS. Same goes for the southbound with the 14 getting to KFS at 9:50 PM. A connection from the 5 might work, but the 6 wouldn't. It leaves RNO at 4:06 PM which...
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    RNO PDX Bus

    Yes Ricky, you know that I've been trying to do something like this for quite some time. Mike is another unemployed driver with similar goals, so we've gotten to know each other very well. That said, there's not a single passenger yet so I remain unemployed. As for the Bay Area, it's already...
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    RNO PDX Bus

    It might be. But we have nothing better with California on one side, $29 flights to Las Vegas, and no connections out of SLC. Although the difference is less than 8 hours when including check-in & TSA (unless you have Global Entry). There's inevitably "more" social distancing and sightseeing...
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    RNO PDX Bus

    Again, you're absolutely correct, but I don't own a home or IRA. And again, I believe we use the same attorney and if he advised against it, then I wouldn't do it except for "prestige". It's also possible or even likely that we'd form an LLC once we figure out how to find passengers. Without...
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    RNO PDX Bus

    You're absolutely correct that it's a "normal way...to shield yourself from liability should something go wrong". Yet this only applies if there's banks, creditors, or potential lawsuits involved. There's no banks or creditors, and the insurance company is liable for BIPD in the event of an...
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