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Anyone read George Will's recent op-ed piece on Amtrak? You'll be surprised what this conservative columnist has to say!
 

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Yes I did read that story and it is indeed an interesting article. :)

David Gunn, 65 and a glutton for punishment, left retirement to run Amtrak. His office is in magnificently restored Union Station, a relic of something Gunn knows is gone forever-the era of glamorous railroading.
He explains his challenge by taking a visitor on a walk back to the 1930s. He walks to the end of Union Station's passenger platform, looking north up the Washington-New York-Boston corridor.

Almost everything that strikes the eye, Gunn says, from the transformers to the poles holding overhead electric power wires, was here in the 1930s, if not 1910.
Those who wish to read the full article can do so here. Please note that the link from the Arizona Daily Start will probably only be good for about another 5 days or so.
 
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