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railiner

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Thanks for those references about the Adirondack running through...it happened after I left there, is probably why I don't remember it...
 

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While I don't think that running a through train Chicago - New York - Miami is a good idea, if you must do something like that, might as well run it around the loop in Sunnyside to have it head out facing forward out of New York. 😬 At least the railfans would love it 🤷‍♂️
Have you ever ridden around the Sunnyside loop? Good way to kill an hour or two. Long haul trains inbound for SSYD are the lowest of the low, in priority...
I did it once, and only once, because I left my car there for a few days. Would have been much better off catching the subway there.;)
 

Seaboard92

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Where are you going to wye this train? Or were you going to run half of the route, "backwards"?
I was going to pull a VIA Rail Canada move. A three hour sightseeing stop on the level of Winnipeg or Jasper with the train inaccessible during that time. In which it would run to Sunnyside and run the loop track.
 

railiner

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I was going to pull a VIA Rail Canada move. A three hour sightseeing stop on the level of Winnipeg or Jasper with the train inaccessible during that time. In which it would run to Sunnyside and run the loop track.
If that's the case, all the more reason to not call it a 'thru train'. It might be a railfan delight, if they would sell you a ticket from Yonkers to Newark on it, and let you stay aboard....:)
 

ehbowen

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If that's the case, all the more reason to not call it a 'thru train'. It might be a railfan delight, if they would sell you a ticket from Yonkers to Newark on it, and let you stay aboard....:)
Back when through transcontinental sleepers were carried on the major name trains (late '40s-mid '50s), the standard practice was to leave your inbound train upon arrival in Chicago, do some shopping or sightseeing inside the Loop, then take Parmelee or a taxi to the station for your departing train. But, if you wished, they would let you stay in your sleeper compartment for the switching move between stations.

Oh, if I only had the time machine working and could sell tickets to AU members....😉
 

railiner

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Back when through transcontinental sleepers were carried on the major name trains (late '40s-mid '50s), the standard practice was to leave your inbound train upon arrival in Chicago, do some shopping or sightseeing inside the Loop, then take Parmelee or a taxi to the station for your departing train. But, if you wished, they would let you stay in your sleeper compartment for the switching move between stations.

Oh, if I only had the time machine working and could sell tickets to AU members....😉
If you had a time machine working, you could be Master of the Universe...🤣
 
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