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  1. FriskyFL

    Amtrak CEO says passenger trains may not run over track without PTC

    Amtrak's CEO says the passenger railroad will not operate trains over track sections that are not compliant with positive train control laws. http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/02/15-amtrak-ceo-says-passenger-trains-will-not-run-over-track-without-ptc-law-compliance
  2. FriskyFL

    Stationmaster Kitty Passed Away

    Tama, The Cat That Saved A Japanese Train Station, Dies http://n.pr/1Nkdmym So cute! Maybe Amtrak could try this?
  3. FriskyFL

    This train is about to hit him

    An elderly man in the Czech Republic escaped with minor injuries after being hit by a speeding train. Not just ignorant Americans that fail to respect the rails. http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/04/24/vosot-man-versus-train.cnn.html
  4. FriskyFL

    Teen killed saving girlfriend from train

    This just didn't need to happen. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/03/25/teen-killed-saving-girlfriend-from-train/6860131/ Sent from my SGH-T999 using Amtrak Forum mobile app
  5. FriskyFL

    Acela Business Class Review

    Mostly favorable review of Acela Business Class. Aside from the price, what's not to like? ;-) http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/2014/02/amtrak-acela-express-business-class-washington-d-c-new-york-review/ Sent from my SGH-T999 using Amtrak Forum mobile app
  6. FriskyFL

    Woman trapped on FEC Railway drawbridge in Ft Lauderdale

    D'oh! What was she thinking? http://fw.to/osg7A8
  7. FriskyFL

    NYP Makeover - could MSG be forced to move?

    Just heard this story on NPR "All Things Considered" this evening on my drive home... "Every day, more than 600,000 thousand rail commuters navigate the crowded maze of tunnels and tracks that is Penn Station. Mass transit advocates would like to replace the aging station with a world-class...
  8. FriskyFL

    Silver Meteor strikes car in Pompano Beach

    http://www.sun-senti...0,1086331.story It's been a bad month for the Silver Service in FL...this one just a few miles from my home. Driver was apparently stopped on the tracks & the gates closed in front & back of her car; Bystanders were yelling to the driver to jump out of the car, but to no...
  9. FriskyFL

    Olympian Hiawatha spotted in FL?

    From about 10:36 to 12:00 or so, the author of this YouTube video captures 91 near Lake Mary, FL...if one looks closely at the front of the lead locomotive 198, it appears to be the Olympian Hiawatha logo. Anyone know what's the story with this? I can't find any other images of 198 either...
  10. FriskyFL

    Breakfast on 98?

    As our scheduled departure from DFB is 9:18 am, would breakfast in the dining car still be available (or do they serve that meal at all for passengers boarding in Miami?)? I'm assuming that the only meals that would definitely be served would be lunch & dinner on the 1st day, and breakfast on...
  11. FriskyFL

    BSO: Woman, 87, killed by Amtrak train in Pompano Beach was hearing-im

    BSO: Woman, 87, killed by Amtrak train in Pompano Beach was hearing-impaired http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/bre...0,3204224.story The story in this morning's paper indicated that the woman was struck in full view of the horrified onlookers that had just crossed the tracks at NW 33rd...