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    Amtrak in the Movies

    What about the movie, "Loose Cannons" with Gene Hackman and Dan Akyroyd? If you don't own the film "Narrow Margin", then I suggest you go buy it. It's a classic story on board a train. I cannot rave enough great reviews on the film because this is not a film review website,, you'll...
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    Lake Shore Limited

    Thanks for that information P40. But, have you noticed when you look at the schedule for #449, that it takes about 40 minutes or so to travel from Albany, NY to Schenectady, NY? Why is that? Rough trackage as well? Also, checck out number #3's schedule between Kansas City, MO and Lawrence, KS -...
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    Lake Shore Limited

    What is the Post Road Branch?? ;)
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    Lake Shore Limited

    Hi all. It's been a while since I've been here, but it's great to be back, and see that this website is growing more and more. :) I have a general question regarding the train speed on #449 between Boston,MA and Albany, NY. Just simply what is it? I heard that train speeds between Framingham...
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    Buying A "GPS" Handheld

    thx amfleet, it comes with a built in road map but i don't really know much about how to use it yet or how detailed the map is.
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    Buying A "GPS" Handheld

    anyone know where i can find & how i can download a railroad map of lsl and sw chief routes into my gps system??? ;)
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    My Upcoming Trip To Sin City

    See! That's why I don't trust the bay! lol oh no :o
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    My Upcoming Trip To Sin City

    Hiya guys & gals, Yay! I'm so excited! March, 08, 2003 is the date that me and my mother will be departing for Las Vegas, NV via Needles, CA. We will be leaving Boston's South Station at 9:50AM, and arriving into Las Vegas, NV at 4:45AM, via a connection with the Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach...
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    Hey, Viewliner...

    :o :o :o Am I the only Colts fan in here then? :o :o :o "Oh well, Peyton - maybe next year." :D
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    Amtrak - Train Service From L.A. To Las Vegas, NV

    I suppose I should announce now that were on the subject of Vegas, that I would mention, that I will be going there this upcoming March 2003 (yay!). Commuter carriers is a van service I thought though, is it not? They should definately reinstate the Desert Wind, but I know that they won't...
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    what & where?

    so, wait, I have a question, or another one should I say (haha, surprising, huh?). From what I've read, you can "pretend" that your driving the Empire Builder? That sounds way cool! I'll have to get it as a late christmas gift to myself! :lol: But, my question is really..can I, like, make as...
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    what & where?

    what is all this talk about the microsoft train simulator? what is it? where can i download it, and will it cots me anything to download it? still didn't get a definite answer really to how fast the speed limit is between albany, ny and cleveland, oh. did someone say 110? i donno about that...
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    Rough Trackage

    Hi All, Me being from Massachusetts, and reading a tidbit of information that I read the other day caught me at odds. ;) I know that just outside of Chicago, IL, from I think somewhere between Chicago and Naperville - there is what the train crew would call "rough spots" or "rough tracks"...
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    Boston South Station

    That point by Amfleet is a good one about maybe using Route 128 or Back Bay if you feel uncomfortable at South Station. I'm wondering if the Club Acela Metro Lounge is heated and air conditioned? :unsure:
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    why not 1st class coach

    :D Halelujah jc, great points made.
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    Old Amtrak Schedules

    If I was to want to take a sneak peek of each city as we go through, can i step off my sleeping car, out onto the platform, just to look around for a second or two to take it all in, or should I just watch from my window?
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    Old Amtrak Schedules

    Hiya All, Just wanted to inquire on how I can read or get some old schdules of Amtraks from the early to mid 90's. Every link that I seem to scrounge up is either outdated, or no longer exists. Is there a place that does have them, and/or am I just not looking in the right spot? :unsure...
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    Your Dream Consist

    Viewliner, Is any viewliner car any better than the other? Or have they all been through the ringer pretty much? I.E., Is Bay View just as good as Eastern view? lol Late Shore :lol:
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    Superliner I's & II's

    Hey All, How can you tell the difference between a Superliner I or a Superliner II sleeping car, other than by the state names. Is that how you distinguish the difference, with the state names on the side of the rail car, I mean? For me, it's just too hard to tell as I personally have never...
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    Virtual Amtrak

    ;) :angry: :unsure: why cant i see the photos?