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ACE Autumn Colors Express & Cincinnati Daylight Express

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Two upcoming events October 20 - 22-23-24-25
The Cincinnati Daylight Express - Amtrak pulling a consist of private cars from Chicago to Cincinnati and on to Huntington WV - October 20
The ACE Autumn Colors Express - again Amtrak pulling even more private cars from Huntington WV to Hinton WV (route of the Amtrak Cardinal {trains 50 & 51}]
this on October 22 23 24 25

LINKs - websites:

Cincinnati Express: ANNOUNCING: Cincinnati Daylight Express-October 20th!

ACE: Grab a Coach Seat on Autumn Colors Express!

I will be riding both of these - pray that that Covid 19 thing doesn't derail this whole sheb-bang !
 

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So far no indication of this being a NO-GO - - -
May have a MASKED bandito requirement and there
maybe some distance spacing in some of the cars.
With baited breath awaiting a chance for some
degree of liberation and libation from the status
quo quarantine.
 

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Steve:
you did note that the event has been moved 1 year later - same agenda - check the ACE website for details.
The Chicago Cincinnati Daylight Express trip YES does operate on a Tuesday but the Huntington events are
on Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday - so you have at least two non-school days to work with.
 

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At least by running the ACE event over 4 days it makes it possible to work up a schedule with the Amtrak 50-51 Cardinal to get there.
Air service not so great with small regional commuter jets and a change of planes (flights).
Now to wait out the 14 month quarantine till the event !
 

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The Huntington Tri-State Airport is a fun place to fly into. If it hasn't changed since my last visit to Huntington to work New River Train there are two doors. One with the Allegiant logo and one with the American logo. You can always guarantee what gate your flight is going to be and you board from the tarmac.

Allegiant actually runs decent sized jets on the route if they run from places you live in. That said I would never fly on them as I've heard they have an abysmal maintenance record. But I believe they run MD88 and A320 style planes on those routes.
 

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Hmm.... this is tempting but without any mention of lower capacity because of covid I’m not sure if I can justify it.

I wouldn’t feel comfortable in a dome car with every seat filled for an entire day, especially with no masks.
 
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