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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Keystone service and Pennsylvanian suspended effective Wednesday. March 18. Amtrak Advisory | Amtrak to Operate on Modified Schedules
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Looks like Acela weekday service is going to what looks like a modification of the regular weekend schedule, including carrying the 22XX numbers for most of the trains. That is a substantial seat reduction. 16 round trips to 5 for New York - Washington.
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    Station Status Boards - Wish List

    One new glitch. The Keystone service trains are showing as "KE STONE".
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    Station Status Boards - Wish List

    I like using the estimated time instead of minutes late or early. One other comment: Acela is now called just "Acela" or "Acela Non-Stop" (2401 and 2402). The Acela Express name has been retired.
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    Charger Led #5 involved in Crash with Concrete Truck near Reno

    Or, even a concrete truck. :)
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    The Boeing MAX 8 Accidents

    January new orders: Airbus 274 aircraft, Boeing zero. The only good news for Boeing - no 737MAX cancellations in January, so at least their order book stayed steady at 5393 aircraft. There were about 200 MAX cancellations last year. United and American have ordered 50 of the Airbus 321XLR's...
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    Auto train delayed again (both?) - what's their excuse/reason this time?

    Severe weather in Georgia and the Carolinas with power outages and trees down.
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    LSL Sleeper Lounge community seating

    You seem to be assuming that everyone wants to talk to strangers at dinner. That is not the case. If you are not into small talk at dinner, having strangers sitting facing you at a booth makes that situation much more awkward particularly if they are talkative. At least with the new system...
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    New dining options (flex dining) effective October 1, 2019

    Lake Shore Limited direct service to New York was suspended for three months in the summer of 2018 due to construction. That could explain some of the ridership drop from FY2017 to 18.
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    New to forum and Amtrak traveling

    I would recommend getting a roomette for the Chicago to Fargo leg over a coach seat. It will get you dinner that evening and provides a private place to sit with an assured window. Solo in coach may or may not get a window seat. I will also make a pitch for you to stay on the Builder overnight...
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    New dining options (flex dining) effective October 1, 2019

    The flex meals are not microwaved. They are warmed in convection ovens - same as Acela First Class and aircraft galleys.
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    Auto Train questions from newbie

    While the Auto Train has some sleepers with all bedrooms on the upper level it also has regular sleepers with upper level roomettes. It is possible to have an upper level roomette on the Auto Train.
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    Crescent dining

    Flexible dining menu
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    The Boeing MAX 8 Accidents

    American is not confident either. Doug Parker (AA CEO) was on CNBC yesterday and said they will be removing the MAX from the summer schedule.
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    LOSSAN Corridor Rebuild

    For background, an older topic on this subject can be found here:
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    Empire Builder - Late March

    The scenic highlight of the Empire Builder is passing through the Rockies along the south edge of Glacier Park. If on-time, the westbound train gets to the park area just before 7:00pm and is west of the park at about 8:30pm. Sunset in late March is just before 8:00pm (Essex). The timing for an...
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    Restore Passenger Service to Southern Montana?

    From just east of Billings to Sandpoint ID, the southern route is on Montana Rail Link (MRL) - a Class 2. As far as I know, Amtrak has no operations on MRL. Lines that do not have to deal with Amtrak can run trains however they want: direction and times. Throw Amtrak into that mix, running at...
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    Safety Patrol Special For 2020?

    Don't know for sure, but northbound #98 is "sold out" Thursday 1/9 and 1/16, and the return #97 is sold out on Sunday 1/12 and 1/19. Those are the only sold out Silvers over the next three months. Betting those are the safety patrol trains.
  19. PRR 60 options

    I did a trial for NYP>EMY on 2/12/20 and it returned lots of options including ones including the Capitol Limited, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief and Coast Starlight. Not sure why you are not seeing similar results. ADDED: Is your destination EMY or one of the San Francisco bus stops? Adding a...
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