Thanks for posting the thread. Interesting. However, on the down side, it would eliminate my favorite segment of the Coast Starlight route, from Klamath through the lower Cascades to Eugene. Traveling in the early morning northbound and around sunset southbound.
Well, I think that even if it does happen, it is going to be quite a few years before Amtrak changes their route through here. I mean, if Amtrak is going to make any service changes in Oregon, it is going to be the low-hanging fruit of more trains and station improvements before they undertake a gigantic engineering project.