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    Scanning the Rails

    Amtrak will not switch to digital until the Class I's they operate on switch and that will be gradual. Think of the length of the long distance routes and the number of different Class I's that a single Amtrak route may encompass. "Yard" and related (security, admin, etc.) radios will switch to...
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    Scanning the Rails

    I don't expect digital anytime soon either with the railroads. In the meantime, enjoy and don't worry about it.
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    Superliner Bedroom - Dumb question

    Superliner Bedrooms are upper level only. Roomettes can be both levels. Family and Accessible are lower level only. http://www.craigmashburn.com/amtrakcardiagrams.html
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Posted this link earlier ... "Traxx restaurant and bar, Imperial Western Beer Company, Café Crepe and Starbucks are temporarily closed. Other food service and amenities have limited hours of operation." https://www.unionstationla.com/happenings/union-station-events-postponed
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    Pacific Surfliner Reduced Service Schedules Effective March 24

    https://www.pacificsurfliner.com/globalassets/pdfs/schedules/481115426_pacific-surfliner-timetable_mar-2020_reduced-service_fnl.pdf/
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Right now, with LD trains still running, the problem will be where do you stay during a layover or destination? I believe many hotels have suspended service. Restaurants are limited to "take-out" if they offer that.
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    LOS ANGELES UNION STATION UNDERGOES PARTIAL CLOSURE https://www.unionstationla.com/happenings/union-station-events-postponed
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    Unusual Fare System on Empire Builder

    Between CHI and SPK they are the same train...just different cars.
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    Software update later today.

    First thing I missed!
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    Software update later today.

    Logged back in fine at 1720 PDT
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    What if the Milwaukee Road didn't de-energize the Pacific Extension

    On the subject of the Milwaukee Road, here is a wonderfully produced tribute... Remembering Milwaukee Road’s Coast Division: Scenes from a Dying Transcontinental
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    We are still in a "wait and see" mode for summer trips on the Sunset Limited, Empire Builder and Coast Starlight.
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    As for the "pay wall" news sites: clear your cookies and the number of views starts over.
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Here we go... Amtrak to reduce routes, roll out voluntary leave program as coronavirus cuts train travel in half https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-amtrak-routes-voluntary-leave-coronavirus-20200311-knwruqbynrehbkda4xygcndz7u-story.html
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Yea, just saw that on FB. Was bound to happen eventually. Still staying with my trip this summer. https://media.amtrak.com/2020/03/amtrak-statement-coronavirus-update-200-p-m-ct-mar-8/
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    I can see (name of train) from my window/porch/etc.

    I can hear (both by ear and scanner) the Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner trains. Several miles away though.
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    AGR Bonus Points

    I've had all four "communications preferences" checked "yes" for as long as I can remember - and don't receive anything. Its not a spam blocker issue. This is the same email address I receive my tickets on as well as notifications for pending and awarded points from the shopping portal.
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    AGR Bonus Points

    Yea, same here. I have not been "targeted"!
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    Milwaukee to Anaheim, swc questions

    Yes, the Metropolitan Lounge in LA is available to Business Class passengers. If the outbound Pacific Surfliner ticket is BC, you will be able to use the lounge.
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Especially evident when you get a whiff of diesel exhaust from time-to-time.
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