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    Non-Amtrak Rail to Sports and Events

    I'm not sure where to put this, but I'm sure that some isolated readers will be interested. As widely discussed elsewhere, Amtrak has been hot and cold through the years on promoting travel tied to specific events. Regular cutbacks in regional sales staff may be part of the reason. Lack of...
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    1977 Montreal > Edmonton Super Continental

    Eastbound on CP Air and Air Canada to a Transport 2000 conference in Ottawa. Then a Rapido to Montreal, and the Super Continental back to Edmonton in a Bedroom. Our son was two years old.
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    Easter 1970 Western Europe

    In the days of Trans-Europe Express and overnight Channel rail ferries: BERLIN - Bremen - Leer - Groningen - AMSTERDAM - PARIS - Strasbourg - Baden-Oos - FREIBURG im Schwarzwald - Donaueschingen - Bonn - Hoek van Holland - Harwich - LONDON - Brighton - LONDON - Harwich - Hoek van Holland -...
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    VIA Rail problems with former GLC riders

    Unfortunately, the end of transcontinental Greyhound Lines of Canada service has pushed some problem passengers onto the infrequent and late VIA Rail "Canadian." While Greyhound sometimes has problem passengers, they are likelier to be close to scheduled times and their driver may be able to...
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    Southwestern Circle Trip

    In July - August 2019 I made the Southwestern Circle Trip beginning in Denver, with an added segment to Seaside and Portland, Oregon for reunions (and to see lots of water). I was able to remain on the planned itinerary shown in the following message, with nothing but the usual delays, not...
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    Flygskam (Flight Shame)

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/04/stayontheground-swedes-turn-to-trains-amid-climate-flight-shame I heard about this from the BBC World Service, but haven't seen or heard any discussion here in the States. Perhaps it's too hard to even imagine.
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    ColoRail general meeting

    ColoRail, the Colorado Rail Passenger Association, will hold its next general meeting on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 3435 S Inca Street, a short walk from the Englewood Station and City Hall/Library. Coffee will be ready at 8:00 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. The public is...
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