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    WWW replied to the thread Southwest Chief derailment.
    I believe that since it was a double track line - only one track was compromised - the good adjacent track was used by the MOW equipment...
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    So you are talking about the Amtrak Cardinal with a locomotive and a few cars - Consider this --- Hinton is going to have a work-out...
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    WWW replied to the thread Southwest Chief derailment.
    And how much ground is traveled in those 35-40 seconds to achieve 25 mph ? I can walk at 3 mph - 5280 x 3 =15840 feet - probably can...
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    WWW replied to the thread Empire Builder questions.
    Might add avoid the front - rear of the car with the doors opening/closing and being a drafty noisy location - also restroom !
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    WWW replied to the thread Southwest Chief derailment.
    Also note this was a double track zone - twice as many tracks to cross safely !
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    WWW replied to the thread Southwest Chief derailment.
    And then there are some crossings by local ordinance "NO TRAIN HORN" - But really what good are horns in a corn field for only those...
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    Why don't they take some of those Boeing MAX airplanes - strip the wings off install wheel trucks and voila you have a carriage with the...
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    Is there not some safety issue if folk can't exit the cars in an emergency? I don't think having 4 or 5 cars full of seated passengers...
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    WWW replied to the thread Southwest Chief derailment.
    There is a solution to this - build a bridge over the tracks or an underpass under the tracks. The trains and tracks are going to be...
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    Consider asking for the agents Supervisor or Lead agent to do the change. Had a recent issue with booking two roomettes - the computer...
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    WWW replied to the thread Empire Builder questions.
    Or look at it as these tracks are closest to the Chicago River - - - When EB #8 arrives usually on that Track 30 - end of the train...
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    WWW replied to the thread Empire Builder questions.
    I don't know if the EB is boarded by destination city ? It would seem that if only going to one of the cities between Chicago and...
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    WWW replied to the thread Southwest Chief derailment.
    “Because this trash can is blocking it!” Poorest flimsiest excuse ! Lock the door with the escape key or put a ribbon of Caution Tape -...
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    Years ago the old dark dive of a Metropolitan Lounge at Chicago - the one time I visited and it was a den of crowded masses - seating...
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    WWW replied to the thread Empire Builder questions.
    Maybe if Amtrak didn't make the seating so comfortable it would discourage the practice and putting drink holders and other perks with...
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