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    Paying With Cash?

    When cash is outlawed, only outlaws will have cash.
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    Ugliest and Soul-less Amtrak Stations Used in Metropolises Today

    Let's warm up the wayback machine and see what was said way back in an earlier time and age. (2015) Saddest Amtrak Stations in America
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    Worst Trackage on Amtrak

    On the Empire Builder Between east of Stanley, ND and Williston, ND. When the Conductor gets on the intercom beforehand and warns everyone to use a “wide stance” when walking the train through this stretch you know you are in for a wild experience. It was truly a 4 ticket County Fair ride.
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    Worst Amtrak Station?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amtrak_Standard_Stations_Program
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    "Keep in Sight" seat tag?

    Looks like they've been using the same ticket for 35 years now. (1/86)
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    Heat and cold speed restrictions

    Short answer. Yes When Ribbon rail is laid it is heated and expanded to a nuetral temp. Depending on area anywhere between 95-115 degrees I believe. This gives room for typical expansion and contraction. when conventional rail was laid there was a cardboard fiber strip of varying thicknesses...
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    Stop Giving Up ROW

    Locally, back in the early 1980's a 25 mile low use branch line had a few washouts. Burlington Northern looked at this as a reason to abandon the line. The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) said no to abandonment. The line was instead railbanked with the County turning it into a nice trail...
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    Short opinion piece on new equipment

    I have no doubt there were steam locomotive hogheads who at one time had similar apprehensions about them new-fangled diesel engines, too.
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    Fire stops Coast Starlight. Bridge burned (6/29/21)

    Location of UP bridge. Siskiyou line heads off to the Northwest from Weed, CA. UP Update 7/12
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    Lincoln service speed limit increased

    UP, BNSF, CSX, et al are all heavy users of opium whenever possible. (Other Peoples Money) Nothing new here.
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    RFP issued for Amfleet I replacement

    Looks like the're coming to the PNW first. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amtrak-plan-to-replace-dozens-of-aging-trains-cost-7-3b/ “We look forward to the delivery of the new trains for Amtrak Cascades service. They will enhance the passenger experience on one of the most beautiful...
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    No bedrooms available on Empire Builder

    Hmm... "The 202X AU Alaska Cruise Gathering" Let's see...Vancouver, BC- Skytrain, West Coast Express Skagway- White Pass and Yukon.......
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    Seaboard92 Is Taking Off

    I've recently seen a couple of Rick Steves TV episodes on PBS. As well done as they are, they were dated. (mid 2000's) I think there is a market for someone who does a Rick Steves quality show aimed more at people in your generation. And we all know someone who can fill those shoes... Go for it!
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    Are there Eastbound tracks and Westbound tracks on the North Empire Builder route for example?

    Thanks, Zephyr17 for explaining and clarifying the definitions between "double track" and "multiple main track." TW S-W, WA
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    No bedrooms available on Empire Builder

    Four- Those who shouldn't.
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