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    Derailment of Cascades #501, DuPont WA, 2017-12-18

    Are the other Amtrak trains being diverted back to the original trackage around port defiance?
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    Trump and Amtrak/Budget cutting funding

    I could see some of the states and localities getting more involved in helping to fund the LD routes, kind of like what's happened with the SW Chief
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    Amtrak heritage cars retirement thread

    I wish those viewliners can be used for revenue baggage service along that route. It's a good way to get extra $ for amtrak and they could use the extra cash.
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    Hoosier State Going from IPH Back to Amtrak

    There won't be a need for the Hoosier State train and all this trouble with INDOT at all once the daily Cardinal debuts.......
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    Hoosier State Going from IPH Back to Amtrak

    I remember last year Iowa Pacific was mentioned as being a candidate to operate the Heartland Flyer service that Amtrak operates now. That route I believe might be a better candidate for Iowa Pacific than the Hoosier State was, since it is a daily route, tracks are better, etc. Also, the current...
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    October and November 2016 Monthly Performance Reports

    Also in addition to discontinuing service to Newark, Southwest Airlines also discontinued service between BWI and New York LaGuardia in 2013. Right now there are no regularly scheduled commercial flights at all between BWI and LGA.
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    October and November 2016 Monthly Performance Reports

    Southwest Airlines discontinued their BWI to EWR flights back in 2012 due to NEC train travel
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    Viewliner II - Part 1 - Initial Production and Delivery

    Indianapolis (8400) was on train 98 on 12/4/16 on the NEC along with 4 private railcars Video is on the fb group Amtrak Northeast Corridor Railfans group Also mentioned on the trainorders passenger discussion for 12/4/16
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    Viewliner II - Part 1 - Initial Production and Delivery

    Indianapolis was seen in service on the Northeast Corridor on December 4th, along with 4 private cars on the rear of the train
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    Viewliner II - Part 1 - Initial Production and Delivery

    Any pics of the new diner in revenue service?
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    Viewliner II - Part 1 - Initial Production and Delivery

    Someone posted pictures of the move on another rail forum; "Annapolis" is the name of the dining car
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    Viewliner II - Part 1 - Initial Production and Delivery

    I believe most of the GE locomotives for the North American market are built in Texas now, while many locomotives and kits for the international market are built in Erie
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    Heartland Flyer à la Hoosier State

    http://discuss.amtraktrains.com/index.php?/topic/67187-heartland-flyer-should-be-contracted-out-while-still-operating-under-amtrak-see-hoosier-state/ This was discussed earlier this year before this became official
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    Heartland Flyer should be contracted out while still operating under A

    http://www.news9.com/story/32440060/changes-could-be-coming-for-the-heartland-flyer-service
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    TIGER VIII & FASTLANE grants

    Anyone have a link to all of the FASTLANE grants from the DOT?
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    Why are there so few Horizon cars on the NEC

    I've seen a horizon car on the tail end of the cardinal at Washington union station several months back, not sure if it stayed in DC or continued with the rest of the consist. Also, after the Bilevel Midwest cars are ever delivered, they should send the horizon cars to the heartland flyer to...
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    Which AEM-7s are owned by Amtrak and which are leased?

    So basically at one point all of the AEM-7 ACs were owned by a bank....why was this done?
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    Which AEM-7s are owned by Amtrak and which are leased?

    I went to the farewell to the AEM-7 excursion train the other day and one of the employees showing us the equipment mentioned that some are leased to Amtrak by a bank and need to be operable, some are Amtrak owned, while some are scrapped. Anyone have a list of the status of each and who owns it?
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    TIGER VIII & FASTLANE grants

    When will the TIGER and FASTLANE grant winners be announced?
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    Nicknames

    Cantinental TWA = "The Worst Airline" (heard from others on this back in the 90s)
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