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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    This thread has been awful quite. I'm told that Amtrak is still running occasional training trains but otherwise, crickets.
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    Wish the train was available. Currently, the US-90 bridge over the Pearl River is closed and one side of the I-10 bridge is closed. To avoid a two-hour backup between LA & MS, drivers are taking a 20 mile detour via Picayune but that route has become backed up as well. Fortunately, I have no...
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    When you look at this crossing on Google Maps, it's absolutely astounding that this could occur. Drivers can see the train for at least a mile in either direction. I wonder if they will find something in the victim's blood that shouldn't have been there?
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    Nervous First Timer with some questions.

    Dining car seating has to be arranged before the meal. Don't walk in and seat yourself.
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    Remember that Mobile was against resuming passenger service. Unlike the Mississippi Coast, they are a destination for a lot of CSX freight. They are in lockstep with CSX.
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    "Mobile is the only city along the route to New Orleans without infrastructure built to accommodate an Amtrak train. Other cities that are stops along the Gulf Coast route – Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport, and Bay St. Louis – have train stops or depots ready to go in preparation for Amtrak’s...
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    As I recall, some 30-ish years ago there was a much more spectacular accident at that crossing that involved a low-boy semi-trailer loaded with 10' diameter concrete culvert sections. One of the few cases of a train-truck accident where the truck won. Speaking of Gulfport: I was checking out...
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    Local news: Amtrak train crews begin training on Gulf Coast route through Mobile
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    Roundtrip Atlanta to California questions

    The old story that everything connects in Chicago, nothing connects in NOLA.
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    Amtrak dining and cafe service

    But you need to buy it before initially boarding the train because at intermediate stops the doors are only open for 90 seconds.
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    Amtrak dining and cafe service

    Airline meals and snacks are crazy expensive, which is why budget airlines don't offer them and mainline airlines try to scrimp on them at every opportunity. Don't get me started on just how awful the food was on Delta when I flew from Atlanta to Athens in Oct '21.
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    Amtrak dining and cafe service

    Many years ago I rode the Nozomi Shinkansen from Tokyo to Fukuoka. I don't recall any more than a snack cart for food service. Like you say, even going half the length of Japan the trip was only a few hours. I think if the cost of meals was broken out as a separate line item many people would...
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    When the train rolled by I was pre-washing my car at the Rosalie Station carwash in Long Beach at the intersection of Railroad and Klondike .
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    Went to a coffee shop near the Gulfport Amtrak station at 11:15 this morning and hung around the area until 11:45 without seeing any trains. I did notice some orange-vested workers taking pictures of the signs & platform. The Gulfport station needs some tidying up before it's ready for service...
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    What time did it pass Bay St. Louis? I may look for it in Gulfport tomorrow.
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    That's great progress. Unfortunately the horns don't sound that much different (to my ears) from the usual CSX locos. I may have been in downtown Gulfport at that time but missed it.
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    Does anyone know if there have been any recent test runs? I live about 3 miles from the CSX line through coastal Mississippi and I keep listening for the higher pitched Amtrak horns. When you're listening for it every horn sounds like what you want to hear.
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    It will be pretty similar to riding along US-90, which it parallels for most of the route. Some long stretches through the marsh coming out of New Orleans.
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    New Gulf Coast Amtrak service (New Orleans - Mobile and Baton Rouge)

    I'd like to see a schedule, even if only tentative.
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