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    Amtrak Threatened With Shutdown Budget

    Jis...I'm doing far more than most people would think....
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    Amtrak Threatened With Shutdown Budget

    My personal take on this ? NARP= National Association of Retarded Passengers...it's high time for a leader that makes sense and champions railroading.
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    September Surprise from Amtrak

    Maybe the "BIG" surprise is an Amtrak official working hard at his desk in a glass cage in the middle of Washington Union Station...oh wait, I said the dirty word~ WORK !!! :lol:
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    September Surprise from Amtrak

    Agreed...just start the train a few minutes earlier and all the switching time is moot....
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    September Surprise from Amtrak

    Like the old goat says in the Geico commercials Dave....Naaaahhh, Naaaahh, Naaaahh :lol: It's probably something simple like the 50% bonus for fall trips. :cool:
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    First Run on the Texas Eagle - Part 1

    Great report...gives us a better insight into what Jim Hudson has been experiencing. His Taylor trips can turn into nightmares quicly! :help:
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    Caltrain votes Amtrak out

    Well Dutch, Transamerica has a five year contract with five one year extensions. I can promise you the leadership of this Caltrain management team will be more responsive and transparent than any other Amtrak contracted service I've ever experienced. Go to caltrain.com and read the reasons just...
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    Amtrak College School

    Shoot Jerry...I didn't finish my second degree until I was 55~ I was having too much fun playing train. :lol:
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    Caltrain votes Amtrak out

    Whatever Dutch...Amtrak had the contract from the time the SP gave it up in the '80's. I think it deserves to be called getting the boot... If Obama gets defeated in the next election don't we say he was voted out of office ??? I don't know where you're going with this ???
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    city of new orleans is not going to new orleans :(

    I feel sorry for you and your daughter. Wires were crossed resulting in your being misinformed. I do have to give Amtrak an A plus for not putting pax and crews in harms way. I live 8 miles from the Hammond, LA station and we had winds of 60 mph and at least six inches of rain (my rain gauge...
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    Top Ten Questions For Joseph H. Boardman

    Can I have two wishes :lol: ??? My second would be; transparency applies to more than a roll of scotch tape ! :cool:
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    Top Ten Questions For Joseph H. Boardman

    Just when is somebody going to do something about taking the flag stop status off of Slidell, LA so we can get our broken up 264 foot platform that requires a double stop each and every day fixed? Approaching 10,000 boardings and de-trainings this fiscal year we are not a flag stop community...
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    Caltrain votes Amtrak out

    TRANSAMERICA won the operating contract to run, maintain and crew 86 trains a day. This other deal sounds like an outside contractor who is doing the duties of an agency representing Caltrain.
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    Caltrain votes Amtrak out

    In a unanimous vote today (9/1) the Caltrain board awarded the San Francisco to San Jose/Gilroy Caltrain contract to Transamerica, a division of Herzog Transit Services.
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    Sunset's Schedule

    In what century ??? :lol:
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    Sunset's Schedule

    Back in the birth days of Amtrak the Missouri Pacific would get Amtrak to pay for an entire system TT re-print if any Amtrak (first class) trains changed times even by five minutes. This went on for about five of six years until someone, hopefully at Amtrak, came up with the idea of handing out...
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    Crying Shame the Sunset Doesn't Run East of NOL

    I have info from an impeccable source that Alabama is broke and couldn't put up two cents to re-start Sunset East service. This is the old "he did it" story~ "We wanted to run service (service suspension) BUT the states wouldn't come up with the $$$". The dead horse is now officially buried...
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    Sunset's Schedule

    Quite obviously Amtrak doesn't want us to know..... :cool:
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    Sunset's Schedule

    Well put...AMEN !!! I'm fed up with double talk, or half talk, from some Amtrak officials. We are attempting to get Slidell, LA posted as a regular stop. With about 10,000 riders this year it makes no sense to anybody but Amtrak not to do so. The reason~ flag stops do not require anything but an...
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    TE#421/#422 Sleepers

    Agrred; some but with the safety culture Amtrak is trying to instill on employees you'll probably still see double stops at crew change points where the platform is not long enough for the engine crew to swap out without having to roll down an embankment or "walk the rocks."
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