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  1. railiner

    Airlines being upended

    I can see the possibility of the government, allowing more merger's, even though there would be less competition....whatever it takes to bring back air service...
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    US trip [train(s) and route] from North Dakota to Kansas City - 1960s

    I don't think the Empire Builder went thru Grand Forks at that time, believe it used the Cutoff....
  3. railiner

    Gateway Project/NYP Capacity Improvement

    Not sure, but the Empire Tunnel is not an underwater tunnel, and not very long, either. Again, not sure, but there may even be emergency exits along it...
  4. railiner

    US trip [train(s) and route] from North Dakota to Kansas City - 1960s

    Correction to my earlier post....don't think it was the C&NW from Minneapolis....more likely the Rock Island, and to avoid changing stations in Minneapolis (The Rock used the Milwaukee Road station in the '60's), the transfer would more likely be at St. Paul Union Station. The top trains on...
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    US trip [train(s) and route] from North Dakota to Kansas City - 1960s

    Not likely go by way of New Orleans, as they were on the Southern Belle south of Kansas City, which goes directly to Alexandria... http://www.streamlinerschedules.com/concourse/track1/soubelle196803.html
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    Please Mr. Anderson (sleeping suites in coach?)

    The business model for the Cabin bus is for strictly overnite trips... not cross-country. So the small lounge space is probably very adequate for that purpose. Most passengers will probably head right to bed, for the 8 hour trip, or perhaps just have a “nightcap”, before retiring...
  7. railiner

    Overpowered short consists

    That is especially vital, when you are in territory that is a far distance from any 'rescue' engine...
  8. railiner

    US trip [train(s) and route] from North Dakota to Kansas City - 1960s

    I suspect that your mom wanted the fastest and easiest trip, which could be on the Great Northern from Grand Forks to Minneapolis, and then the Chicago and North Western from Minneapolis (they used the GN station), to Kansas City Union Station. I don't have an Official Guide handy, to look up...
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    US trip [train(s) and route] from North Dakota to Kansas City - 1960s

    It would help if you could remember just a few more details, as there are so many possible routings, especially in the earlier '60's... Can you narrow down the date, and if you recall if you went via Chicago, or Minneapolis, or Des Moines, or Omaha? Or any details about which RR or anything...
  10. railiner

    Please Mr. Anderson (sleeping suites in coach?)

    Wow...I had thought that I read that they folded....glad to hear they are still alive! I looked at Cabin's website, and am really intrigued by their "Cloud" active suspension beds...that's something new, I hadn't seen before....:cool:
  11. railiner

    Please Mr. Anderson (sleeping suites in coach?)

    A noble experiment...but I believe they went out of business fairly quickly...
  12. railiner

    Auto train derailment south of Deland 3/26

    Waldo? The one that was notorious for "Traffic Laws Strictly Enforced" rubber stamped on my old AAA Triptik's?😁
  13. railiner

    Amtrak trains without Conductors?

    Interesting. I assumed they were based on the way I misread your post about 'since 2012'...sorry. So Amtrak, and other roads, will train new engineer's "off-the-street", with no time as a conductor?
  14. railiner

    Amtrak trains without Conductors?

    Why are they no longer 'dual-certified'? I assume cost of training, and not really necessary, but I thought that most engineer's were promoted conductor's...?
  15. railiner

    Silver Meteor to terminate at Jacksonville in 3/29

    Hey!!!!! I resemble that remark!😁
  16. railiner

    Auto train derailment south of Deland 3/26

    Interesting report...thanks for posting. One item that got my curiosity, was that Amtrak police were brought in. I wonder where they were sent from? I suppose Washington? And if it had happened the other way, in Sanford, where would they come from?
  17. railiner

    Please Mr. Anderson (sleeping suites in coach?)

    Prior to Amtrak, the Pullman Company operated several first class 'parlor car' lines on top day trains. These cars featured the supremely comfortable, Heywood-Wakefield "Sleepy Hollow" design, rotating parlor chair's, configured in one and one per row. They had drop down table's on the...
  18. railiner

    Please Mr. Anderson (sleeping suites in coach?)

    Forgive me, but that doesn't sound right....you're saying in effect, that both economy and business rows are eight across the entire cabin width? Looks to me, that the business seats are four across, with their extra features added in.... economy.... 2-4-2.....business....1-2-1....
  19. railiner

    Please Mr. Anderson (sleeping suites in coach?)

    Or, they could build a modern slumbercoach without individual plumbing...just public restrooms. Cheaper yet, simpler to build and maintain...
  20. railiner

    By Train into the Wilds.......

    Great report and photo's, thanks for posting! A lot different scene than when I went up there in the spring of '18. Those boxcab locomotives intrigue me, but I am not clear if those were the original GE's or the later English Electric's?
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