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    Nervous First Timer with some questions.

    If you do leave your suitcases in the luggage rack on the first level, definitely DO NOT leave anything valuable in them. A friend of my daughter many years ago lost all of the cash that she had left in her suitcase. Had I known in advance what she was doing, I would have insisted that she...
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    California Zephyr busing

    That being said, I-70 is still being closed by the Colorado Dept of Transportation any time that the National Weather Service issues a Flash Flood Warning for the vicinity. Such an event happened today (18 August) when the NWS issued such a warning at 4:15 PM Mountain Time. CDOT immediately...
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    California Zephyr busing

    Bids are currently being solicited from potential contractors to rebuild/repair the damaged sections of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon. Bids are due on 19 August. Contract award(s) expected to be announced on 20 August.
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    California Zephyr busing

    No longer true. I-70 opened last week thru Glenwood Canyon, although there is currently about one mile of the highway in the canyon where traffic is limited to one lane in each direction and speed limit is reduced to 35 mph instead of the usual 50-65 mph for that one-mile section.
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    Rocky Mountaineer in the Colorado Rockies

    To keep to a strictly daytime service with the currently posted schedule, RMR will need to stand down between November 7 and January 7, when sunsets are earlier than 5 PM.
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    Fire impacts Coast Starlight (6/29/21)

    I had a VT-132 compatible dumb terminal for my Internet connections at work before my department received the FIRST IBM PC-XT purchased by the division. Included a monochrome AND a color monitor, a dot matrix AND a typewriter-like printer, an internal 10 megabyte hard drive AND an external 10...
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    EMY to Glenwood then to CHI changes in room type on both segments

    Glenwood Canyon rail route is fully re-opened. I-70 highway route is also re-opened with traffic limited to one lane in each direction over a one-mile stretch where the worst of the mud- and rock-slides occured.
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    Amtrak app

    My luddite sister-in-law purchased an iPhone SE last month and is now VERY happy she did. Before that, she was using a non-smart cell phone that probably was at least a decade old.
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    Best stopovers on the CZ -- and other CZ questions

    There are hotels at Truckee. And there is regular bus service between Truckee and the north shore of Lake Tahoe, with stops at Squaw Valley and other points along the route. Glenwood Springs and Truckee would be excellent choices for enroute stopovers on the CZ between Chicago and...
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    Amtrak axle count discussion

    Rescue engines would be treated as light engine movements and would be restricted to the applicable speed limits in the employee timetable for that division of the railroad. On the U.P. Nebraska Division in 1948, my employee timetable says the speed limit for streamliners with diesel-electric...
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    American Airlines is doing just that -- $32 one-way from LAX to DEN this week on many of their flights.
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    In today's world, perhaps social distancing on Amtrak means "one person per air circulation system". Or perhaps, a la Larry David, you were wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat?
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Winter Park Express terminated because the ski resort has closed down
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Only took 72 hours to cancel incoming flights from UK and Ireland, also.
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    can't read this story without paying $$$ to the Chicago Tribune
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    If you like trains watch online

    Search on you tube for "Tehachapi Live Train Cam" and you will also find 3 great live videos
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    Winter Park Ski Train 2019/2020

    Rode both versions. Both laid over on the wye at Tabernash.
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    I can see (name of train) from my window/porch/etc.

    Grew up in Chillum, MD one mile from the B&O mainline between Washington, D.C. and Cumberland, MD. When sitting on our front porch, we could see and hear every train on these B&O tracks. Especially enjoyed seeing and hearing the evening fleet of westbound passenger trains climbing the 2% grade...
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    Capitol Limited and Washington Union Station

    Rode B&O trains with domes many times berween DC Union Station and Baltimore Camden Station. Passengers were excluded from the domes between Union Station and the point where the B&O diverged from the electrified Pennsy. It was a safety measure in case any catenary became dislodged and fell...