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    Arizona Train Derailment

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/29/us/tempe-arizona-train-derailment/index.html Took place this morning - what a mess Here's another video of the derailment ... this video has some really good shots - it is a really long trains!
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    Incident in La Plata

    Last night the SWC #3 was held for some time while an odd circumstance was unfolding. I have not been able to find any information today explaining the situation. Anyway, I was watching the live camera feed when #3 arrived. As people got off a rail fan got off with a "V/R" sign and waved at...
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    Alton Brown went on an Amtrak Rant ...

    Alton Brown has been doing a live YouTube stream show since Covid-19 caused people to stay at home he calls Quarantine Quitchen on Tuesday nights. On tonight's show he went on a rant. It started with people not wearing masks and him saying how he doesn't plan on eating in restaurants, going to...
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    How do feel about riding "Coach" ?

    People tend to refer to having a sleeper as "1st Class" ... does that make Coach "2nd Coach"? That brings up the question .... what do you think about coach? Do you tend to think of those who ride coach as poor people people who only ride a train for transportation - not for fun not an...
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    Just now on the Weather Channel

    I have The Weather Channel on in the background while I work on the PC ... they were posting pictures of the weather from various places taken by "in place" cameras like traffic cams - they sometimes credit where the pictures are from and who's camera it is. One of the pictures they just showed...
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    Amtrak train caught fire near New Hamburg

    https://wpdh.com/delays-after-amtrak-train-catches-on-fire-in-new-hamburg/ Any additional information on this?
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    Going from Florida to Toronto for $50

    Too bad I can't go to Toronto in Jan or Feb .... I discovered a way to make the trip for $50 It seems Megabus if offering some "free seats" ... yep, they are priced at $0 I discovered I could ride the Megabus from Gainesville, Fl to Atlanta and from Atlanta to WDC - each with a $0 seat ...
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    Amtrak Thruway Bus

    Today I saw an Amtrak Thruway Bus turning left at an intersection in Gainesville, Fl - that turn would put the bus on a direct route to Ocala, Fl. At one time the Silvers went through Waldo and Ocala - but that has not been the case for many, many years. This is the first time I have ever seen...
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    "More than one in four Amtrak trains are late" says the Business Traveller

    https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2019/10/26/more-than-one-in-four-amtrak-trains-are-late/ Not that we didn't already know this ... but the article makes a couple good points
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    96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast. I'd do it again

    I found this article to be a good read ... he gave some interesting comments and observations https://www.businessinsider.com/amtrak-cross-country-train-trip-review-new-york-chicago-seattle-2019-10
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    Harry's Cafe at Naperville Train Depot

    This has come to the fore and the outcome is still in the air ... Harry's Cafe could be forced to move after 41 years at Naperville train station spot Somebody has been doing some real backpedaling Harry’s Cafe, a train station staple for 41 years in Naperville, is not moving after all. But...
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    Why is today's Silver Star numbered 1092?

    Why is today's Silver Star numbered 1092? - Today being, July 7, 2019
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    Glimmer of hope for a DeLand SunRail station

    There is talk that Federal funds may finally be available to extend SunRail from DeBary north to Deland https://www.masstransitmag.com/rail/infrastructure/news/21088596/fl-with-federal-funds-in-sight-volusia-county-council-reconsiders-sunrail-to-deland...
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