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    Way to cut down losses on long distance trains

    Exactly what I was thinking too. I remember seeing the Casa del Desierto in Barstow, CA.
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    Sunset Limited - New Orleans to El Paso 6/3-6/4

    I was on the Sunset Limited (from Los Angeles) in May 2012 and it was only 55 minutes late into New Orleans. Not bad. I loved your trip report and the photos. Brings back some nice memories.
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    OK to go inside Washington Union Station during long-distance train stop

    I agree with railiner. I wouldn't do it, I think there's not enough time. Are the Flexible Dining Breakfasts really that bad? I have not tried them yet.
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    Is the Montrealer coming back or just the Vermonter?

    I'm sorry to hear that, that you can't visit now due to Covid-19. We're all hoping for 2021!
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    Is the Montrealer coming back or just the Vermonter?

    Did you really do that? 200 times! If you don't mind asking me, but was that for work i.e. business trips, or vacation?
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    Amtrak's Smallest Most Powerful Train

    That's indeed a tiny train. I loved the ride on the Heartland Flyer, back in 2015.
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    Positive Train Control (PTC) installed?

    Quote from Jim Loomis: All Aboard - The Complete North American Train Travel Guide (2011): "The new positive train control system (PTC) will be in place on all trains by 2015." What is the status of this system? Has it been installed on all trains? Just curious.
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    What I miss about Amtrak train rides . . .

    All of the above, but also the majestic grandeur of the Union Stations. Washington, Portland, LA, Chicago, San Diego. Beautiful train stations, in my opinion. Also opening my Bedroom’s curtain and viewing the early morning landscape in Nevada and Oregon!
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    Amtrak One-day Round trip Lodge trip - Christmas 2020

    What a lovely train journey. Unfortunately not possible for me due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Nice pictures, though.
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    Station Status Boards - Wish List

    @John Bobinyec : What a feast your Solari Board webpage is. Wonderful. Must have been a lot of work. I appreciate it very much. Thanks!
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    Updated Amtrak Website

    @acelafan: Wonderful site you've constructed with all those different timetables as from 2009. Thank you very much.
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    Adirondack Customs Thought

    I hadn't seen those devices when I crossed the border there in June 2017. Interesting. Thanks for pointing this out.
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    By Train into the Wilds.......

    Great report NS Via Fan… and excellent photography as usual. Love it!
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    This was quite interesting for a non American. Thanks for this post. @Bob Dylan: I know that the Boy Scouts of America use the Southwest Chief to go to their Camp in New Mexico.
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    How will rail advocacy be shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic?

    I completely agree with Thirdrail7.
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    The Music City Star, Tennessee

    @railiner and Metra Electric Rider: Nice your knowledge of foreign languages. I had this prejudice against Americans... My apologies.;)
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    The Music City Star, Tennessee

    @Metra Electric Rider: Jaså, svensk? Eller svenskättling?
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    How do feel about riding "Coach" ?

    I like comfort, quiet and privacy, so I am not a big fan of riding in Coach Class. I've done it many times, on shorter trips, but on the LD trains I prefer my own private room. In Coach I like the Quiet Cars but I found that they are not so quiet after all. What I dislike the most are all those...
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    Petition to Keep Dining Cars Now Approaching 50,000 signatures

    Dining Cars are such a great part of the overall train journey experience. Especially the North American ones (Amtrak, Alaska Railroad, and VIA Rail Canada). I've had a lot of nice conversations during dinner in the Dining Cars.
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    The Pioneer route back in the news

    Would love to ride The Pioneer.