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  1. Seaboard92

    What Amtrak can learn from the Russians

    I'm sure this will offend a few people around here who like to think that America is at the top of the world but when it comes to the passenger train the Russians are running leaps and bounds around us. Here is a great example. I just booked a trip across the entire country on three trains...
  2. Seaboard92

    So you want to run a steam locomotive?

    It is actually possible to run and fire a steam locomotive with one of your closest friends in western Poland in the small town of Wolsztyn (Wolstein) on two branch lines. A group of British preservationists have some how managed to convince PKP to allow western tourists to run and fire active...
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    Seaboard92 Is Taking Off

    So I accepted a position with PSA Airlines 100 percent owned by AA as a Flight Attendant. My first day of training will be on May 17th in Dayton, Ohio. My last train I'm working is May 8th in St. Mary's, GA where I'll be the LSA. I'm excited for this new exciting adventure. Wish me luck.
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    Differences Between Today's Timetable, and 1994's Timetable.

    I don't know why I was looking at this but I looked at the timetable for the year I was born in and then looked at what has changed. Service Discontinued ~Niagara Rainbow: A night train that departed NYP on FR, SA at 10:30 PM arriving in Niagara Falls at 7 AM. Returning on SA, SU at 8:45 PM...
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    Dinner Trains I'm working on in the next few months

    If you have ever wanted to meet me to ask PV questions, try my cooking, or ride a private car here are a few trips that I'm working that are available to the public. And for the staff here I'm not benefiting any at all from the sales. Just trying to see if I can't meet up with some AU members...
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    Children's Railways Documentary

    A Russian filmmaker just made this English Language 10 minute documentary about the Pioneer Railways of the former Soviet Union and her satellite states. What makes these railroads unique is the fact that they are entirely operated by children from 5th grade to age 18. They do everything from...
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    Surviving Cars that have carried Presidents

    Joe Biden (Wilmington-????) -AMTK 10000 Beach Grove 1990s (The original car originally owned by the Busch Family) it is now for sale on Ozark Mtn Railcar minus fluting. Philadelphia-Washington -Georgia 300 in 2009 with President Obama. Currently Located in Orange Park, FL Cleveland-Johnstown...
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    How Amtrak, Excursion Trains, and Good Marketing could all coexist in the German Style

    I was discussing the best ways to grow Amtrak with a friend today when I remembered something from my last few German Vacations. In Germany the group BahnNostalgie Thüringen rosters an incredible 2-8-2 Steam locomotive but doesn't have cars. The group partners with Deutsche Bahn the state...
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    Potential Detours

    The other day when I saw there was a avalanche on the HiLine I thought about what detours were available so I decided to to make a list of all the potential detours in the country. I'll try to add the distances when I figure them out at a later time. California Zephyr Chicago-Omaha via the EX...
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    Amtrak Special for the Inauguration (1/19/2021)

    It looks like President Elect Joe Biden is keeping with his personal tradition and taking Amtrak to work in the Nation's Capital. So I guess we should all be looking for his special on 1/19/2021 between Wilmington, DE and Washington, DC. I'll be there to document another Presidential Train for...
  11. Seaboard92

    Today's Corridors in 1952 and Yesterday's Corridors that disappeared

    Basing this on my official Guide of Railways for 1952 lets look at some of the former and current corridors. Chicago-Detroit One Operator the New York Central (Michigan Central) provides all the service, most trains continue past Detroit to other points. All Trains operate to Central Station...
  12. Seaboard92

    Beech Grove Round II

    Trip Planning For starters in August we entered into an agreement to buy the railcar Pacific Park at Beech Grove, IN from it's owner. This trip we are making now is related to getting the car ready for work. At the end of the report I'll post more about the car and the plans for the car. The...
  13. Seaboard92

    Politicking across the Midwest/ Build Back Better Express

    Day 0: Departing for the Unknown Normally my reports include a section about the planning of a trip but this is one of those rare last minute trips that was completely unplanned. On Sunday 9/27 I learned that Vice President Joe Biden was operating a Whistle Stop Campaign Train across Ohio and...
  14. Seaboard92

    Restructuring Canadian Rail Service with existing equipment pools

    A year ago I was bored at work and I was trying to stay awake on a long shift so I started a project redesigning the entire Canadian rail network. In that I have managed to get a far better utilization rate than what VIA has especially on the Chateau Fleet. I have also managed to grow service...
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    Joe Biden Campaign Train

    I'm surprised I'm the first poster on this. On Wednesday September 30th. The Biden Harris campaign is returning from Cleveland's debate on Tuesday night by charter train to somewhere in Pennsylvania. The route has not been announced yet but Cleveland, and Pittsburgh news outlets are reporting on...
  16. Seaboard92

    Going to the Beech: Beech Grove Shops that is

    Trip planning So last year when the Reading & Northern announced they were operating an excursion from Reading, PA to Pittston, PA (Scranton) my good friend Malcolm and I decided we wanted to ride that. So we promptly booked tickets on the excursion in the open air car. Not knowing my exact...
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    Airline and Regional Rail Code Shares

    I just read the other day that Austrian Airlines will no longer fly between Vienna (VIE) and Salzburg (SZG) instead offering an AIRail on ÖBB's Railjets from the Vienna Airport Station to Salzburg Main station. Which leads me to this proposal. In the United States instead of offering myriad...
  18. Seaboard92

    Music Across America

    About the title I’m choosing to call this trip the Music Across America report because this trip really hits the musical history of America. From passing the hometown of Johnny Cash on the Texas Eagle, to standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona, and so many other great American songs. Planing...
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    Two Fall Trips

    I’m going to post two trip reports I’ve been meaning to write for awhile but haven’t gotten around to it. Trip 1: United Job Interview Trip 2: Christmas in Plains Trip 1: United Job Interview Sometime in July when I was tired of living in South Carolina heat and wanting to get out. But...
  20. Seaboard92

    Weekend out with Thomas

    Well as some of you and now all of you know. I work for a tourist railroad now in South Central Georgia on a semi-regular basis. So I figured I would write a trip report up for my most recent run. Day 1: Driving Thru Nowhere I left my house around 7:35 In the morning and took the route my...
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