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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...
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    TrainJam may be postponed due to COVAD-19 (GDC 2020 postponed)

    Train Jam sent out a tweet on March 3 that they are canceling this year's event.
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    TrainJam may be postponed due to COVAD-19 (GDC 2020 postponed)

    Organizers of the Game Develpers Conference annoinced today that they have postponed the San Francisco conference scheduled for mid-March due to the Corona virus. So TrainJam on Amtrak's CZ from Chicago to Emeryville will also be postponed (if not canceled outright). Watch for plenty of seats...
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    Items stolen on Amtrak train

    Rare on a train, but not unheard of. Many years ago my daughter's friend had a substantial amount of money burgled from her suitcase on a superliner coach baggage rack. And also many years ago I had a collection of music CDs burgled from my bag at my seat in a superliner coach while I was in...
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    60 years old and no flu shot? You are taking a very big risk here in the USA! And even with a flu shot you still could get flu, but most likely with reduced symptoms. Don't risk it.
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    Winter Park Ski Train 2019/2020

    Trip takes 2 hrs between WPP and DEN , assuming no delays. Add dwell time for loading and unloading at each end, and a second section using the same consist as the first would not reach the ski resort until about 2 PM. The ski lifts close at 4 PM. 'Nuff said.
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    Bedroom Pricing...

    In the Old Days, Amtrak used to telephone this customer last minute when booked in coach on the CZ between DEN and EMY to offer me a roomette upgrade for $100. I took advantage of this at least twice. They never call me anymore with such offers. <snif>
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    Winter Park Ski Train 2019/2020

    For ADA compliance in today's world, some sort of platform that is at a height flush with the floor level of the superliner entry door is required, so that passengers in wheel chairs have a level entry between platform and passenger car.
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    Still 24 hour prior baggage check?

    I rode the bus from the Salesforce Center to Emeryville to board the CZ in Nov 2019 and saw several bus passengers check their bags at the EMY counter for the CZ.
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    VIA tipping

    On my Canadian trip last October, I tipped my SCA well because he allowed me to sleep in the empty lower berth across the aisle from my booked upper berth on the final night. Climbing into that upper berth 3 nights in a row was becoming too much for my aged limbs.
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