The signs are aimed at the thousands of train passengers who rumble each day through North Philadelphia—two banners 14 feet high by 26 feet wide, mounted outside an old package-sorting facility built in the heyday of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Bennett Levin.... Is indeed one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. I haven't talked to him in some time. But he is livid about the PV policy cause he was slated to run the E8's one last time to Altoona via the Harrisburg Line, and they (Amtrak) yanked it a week before the trip. Soon thereafter Mr. Levin posted the signs. Amtrak had actually made him cover them up, but the winter winds of Philly blew the covers off and he has refused to cover them back up.The funniest thing the guy who put them up is literally the nicest guy you could hope to meet. He’s done a lot for Amtrak over the last few years. And he’s done a lot for just about anyone then Anderson messed with him. And look what happened.
Nothing in those signs would constitute libel.The standard Amtrak way I suppose. Threatening to make your life hard or a personal lawsuit for libel I bet.
Which is why he suggested a Go Fund Me to call their bluff.You know how railfans are. We all want something, that is till we have to pay for it.
A recent trains online post Indicated that Bennett Levin will not be installing PTC in his E units due to the cost. He estimated 100K per unit, which he said he couldn't justify for a few trips each year. This is going to be very detrimental to excursions in this country unless the FRA removes the restriction.
Here it is. Fire Richard Anderson Campaign?. 376 posts for your amusement. Perhaps you can order the hat in you're interested.I don't remember and can't find any comments about the huge signs "Save Amtrak" and "Fire Anderson" north of Philadelphia on the NEC. Went by too fast to get a picture. Loved it!