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    Boeing officially ending 747 production

    In an announcement that comes as no surprise to anyone who’s been following the trend of commercial aviation sales over the past few years, Boeing has announced they are officially ending 747 production in 2022. https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing-747-end-production-coronavirus-2020-7 While...
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    NY Times: Anderson out, William Flynn in

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/nyregion/amtrak-ceo-william-flynn.html
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    Amtrak posts white papers on financial performance, revenue/cost allocation

    https://www.amtrak.com/about-amtrak/amtrak-facts/stakeholder-faqs.html I'm sure folks here will have plenty to say.
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    Herb Kelleher (founder of Southwest Airlines) has died

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/business/southwest-airlines-founder-herb-kelleher-obit/index.html Air travel in the US (and much of the world, for that matter) would not be the same without the business model he built.
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    ClubAcela rebranding back to Metropolitan Lounge

    https://media.amtrak.com/2018/12/amtrak-metropolitan-lounge-in-boston-recieves-modern-makeover-and-new-moniker/ Basically, all of the NEC lounges are being refreshed or replaced over the next couple of years, and will be returning to the Metropolitan Lounge branding that was replaced with...
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    VIA train collides with Ottawa transit bus

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/via-train-ottawa-bus-collision-causes-multiple-deaths-1.1858868
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    Allegiant delays put Amtrak to shame

    From http://www2.allegiantair.com/travel-advisory
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    Long-Distance GM named

    Doug Varn has been named General Manager for long-distance services. He has previously served as chief of product planning, general manager for the Auto Train, and vice president of planning in the old Intercity business unit.
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    Cowboys on a train

    Photos liked below: http://www.dallascowboys.com/multimedia/photo-gallery/Train-to-San-Diego/96902f3f-1ae4-4109-bff8-5e8a4db55bd0
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    Nebraska Zephyr excursion Chicago-Quincy

    http://www.irm.org/events/zephyrexcursion.html
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    Wisconsin Talgo Debate

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/administration-wants-to-keep-train-base-plans-on-track-despite-cost-rc4gmet-142164293.html As I've mentioned several times on here, the Talgo deal isn't turning out so well for Wisconsin and the Hiawatha service.
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    15 cars, 600 restless riders

    For those keeping an eye out for tonight's train 59 out of CHI, it will have two engines, a baggage, and 15 Superliners. The front half of the train is being turned from inbound train 4, with an extra diner-lounge (to NOL) and five extra coaches (to MEM). Looking at well over 600 people on the...
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    Wisconsin - KRM officially dead

    http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/10307532/wi-its-official-rail-line-from-kenosha-to-milwaukee-is-dead It's been on life-support for over 5 years, and despite a strong start and lots of enthusiasm early in the planning stages, it stalled and died.
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    F40/NPCU #406

    It looks like #406 may be on train 851 on Friday.
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    Making fun of VIA Rail

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    In case you missed it last year

    The next round of tie replacement on the UP will be starting up shortly. I forget the dates offhand (I'm thinking the 1st-8th, and 15th-23rd of each month, but it could also be the 8th-15th, and 23rd-end), but the boring, middle-of-nowhere, passing through no towns that matter detour will be...
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    850(4MAR)

    If anyone along the Hoosier State route feels like going out and seeing something interesting tonight, 850 has, among other things, a Surfliner coach, the 32501 Deluxe Sleeper (on a test run having been repaired finally, after its derailment in 2002), a few other Amtrak cars (some revenue) and a...
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    Another Wisconsin HSR article

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/113828999.html Not that I really care too much about the comments below the article, but it seems that there is a better split of pro- vs. anti-rail folks on there now than there used to be.
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    Live, from VIA 076, it's Sunday afternoon!

    I must continue my pursuit to have Amtrak reform its business class to be similar to VIA Rail's Business Class (formerly VIA 1). It's a four-hour trip, and I'm getting a full meal and complimentary drinks. It works on the Acela. I think it's worth at least a trial run on the Michigan corridor.
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    New Michigan service for Labor Day weekend

    For anyone in western Michigan looking for another option into Chicago, for Labor Day weekend, trains 356 (2-6 September) and 357 (3-7 September) have been added to the schedule, between Kalamazoo and Chicago. Train 357 offers a morning arrival (7:30 am), while train 356 offers a late-night...
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