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    Reistrup questions safety of Amfleet equipment on NEC at 125 mph.

    Thanks for the wayback link! Now I wonder why it was deleted…
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    Reistrup questions safety of Amfleet equipment on NEC at 125 mph.

    Link says not found? When I navigate to Passenger, Intercity, I don’t seem to see it either. Just me?
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    Runway Incursion and near miss at JFK

    I am guessing if one searches on combinations of ADS-B Satellite Space Based North Atlantic one will find reading material on this. As far as tracking goes, the US ADS-B ground based tracking plus radar coverage is quite good? I know there have been search and rescue usage of ADS-B to track...
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    Southwest Chief discussion

    That derailment could be a very sticky situation!
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    Baggage checking

    The idea for the trip was to find a way to avoid shipping it across the country with UPS/USPS/Fedex/whatever, and get a fun train ride in at the same time. I see the consensus is this is not that great of an idea and will annoy fellow passengers and SCAs and risk being denied boarding. :(...
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    Baggage checking

    New checked baggage question not covered in the eight pages of posts so far as I can tell. Suppose one is leaving from a non-checked baggage station on a LD (CZ westbound). One layover in SAC +9Hrs and then on CS to SEA, a checked bag station. Roomette or bedroom, no coach. All Superliner so...
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    2021 Montana crash - Bent Track

    MARC Rider said: That's why they need to prevent people from passing between cars, just like they do on the New York Subway. (See the recent stuff about "subway surfing," although Amtrak is different, as there's no way to access the outside of the train car from the passageways between the...
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    Freight Derailment disrupts Capitol Limited 2/3/23

    One wonders if the way the dynamic brakes were applied had an effect on the way the derailment happend ...
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    Farewell to the Queen of the Skies

    I disagree on the admiration of the 787. It was the most uncomfortable, hot, cramped, airless ride I have ever had on a commercial aircraft. In the economy section, the 17.3" of width in 3-3-3 economy seating pretty much made it so I had to interlock shoulders with my wife and daughter. I...
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    Empire Builder Chicago to Seattle in mid-winter

    The bears sound like a trespasser incident to me. 😀
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    Long Distance (LD) fleet replacement discussion (2022-23)

    Is the glass door separation really progress? I see it as mostly masking the problem. Won‘t the stench be even more concentrated when you do need to go use the toilet…, or move between cars… Sometimes our kids would leave out dirty dishes, then ants would come. Instead of picking up the...
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    Long Distance (LD) fleet replacement discussion (2022-23)

    Did this head down the Northeast Corridor, next to the Delaware River, Camden area, then to Atlantic City. Or did there used to be a way down the North Jersey Coast line down the coast most of the way?
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    Runway Incursion and near miss at JFK

    I don’t fly to towered airports very often. When I do, usually you get things like Left on alpha, right on kilo, hold short 31 left type thing, the hold short is usually for the runway. It is probably normal since KJFK are so busy to have hold short for the other taxiway, but I don’t know if...
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    Runway Incursion and near miss at JFK

    Taxiway J at KJFK is supposed to have those special automated REL Runway Entrance Lights that are supposed to help stop this from happening. They are only at select airports. Runway 4L isn't supposed to have THL Takeoff Hold Lights though, too bad as they seemed to be paying attention...
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    Dispatching, restocking and refueling discussion

    Just because ATC clears you as filed is no guarantee that is what you will be flying. Clearances in busy airspace (Northeast, CA, Dallas, Florida etc.) will likely be amended as you are going along. In the midwest it can be common to file direct and get cleared as filed and actually be able to...
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    North East Corridor (NEC) speeds, new stations and state of repair

    For an example of what Temporary means to DC bureaucrats, there has been a Temporary Flight Restriction over Disneyworld and Disneyland for over 20 years… and counting…
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    Southeast Asian rail travels

    What is the aquaculture? going on in Can Rahn Bay? It looks amazing on satellite view.
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    Restroom and other experiences in Sleepers

    Preference to a same or larger room with a wet bath. I had to use urban dictionary to look up what dry bath really means (some kind of Canadian term, haha). If taking a shower on a train, and I prefer to take a shower everyday, preference to having our own shower. If not overnight, roomette or...
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    Using Japan Rail (JR) questions

    I know nothing of Japanese rail, but American rail tend to use hot box detection to find hot bearings getting ready to fail. Temperature based not audible as far as I know. While on the LSL this summer, I did hear a flat spot or spalling spot somewhere in...
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    Amtrak dining and cafe service

    The mention of TV Dinners with the Texas Eaglette brings to mind the ZZ Top song by the same name: TV Dinners