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Date: 10/04/06 20:02
Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: SPSF_luvr

I was wondering if there was Amtrak Service in ALL 50 States, and Canada/Mexico??



Date: 10/04/06 20:10
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: Pullman

Of course there is. It's a secret.

Just not in South Dakota or Wyoming.



Date: 10/04/06 20:11
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: J.Ferris

SPSF_luvr Wrote:
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> I was wondering if there was Amtrak Service in ALL
> 50 States, and Canada/Mexico??

SPSF,

Nope. No Amtrak service in Alaska, Hawaii or Mexico. You cna add to that Wyoming and South Dakota as having no service. Idaho has only 1 station at Sanpoint at the far north of the state. Amtrak does serve Vancouver BC, Montreal QC and Toranto ON in Canada.

J.



Date: 10/04/06 20:11
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: SPSF_luvr

Whats u mean? What Secret



Date: 10/04/06 20:25
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: smitty195

The trans-Pacific tube is temporarily closed due to leaks.



Date: 10/04/06 21:07
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: lowwater

Type

http://www.amtrak.com

and find out all you want to know abt Amtrak routes.

lowwater



Date: 10/04/06 21:32
There is rail service
Author: reindeerflame

Alaska and Hawaii do have rail service other than Amtrak, but it is limited.



Date: 10/04/06 22:03
Re: There is rail service
Author: smitty195

Lahaina Kaanapali & Pacific Railroad, aka the Sugar Cane Train, a neat little railroad. A little touristy, but still pretty fun.

http://www.sugarcanetrain.com/



Date: 10/04/06 23:37
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: Pullman

What? No sense of humor out there tonight?



Date: 10/05/06 00:26
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: smitty195

Pullman Wrote:
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> What? No sense of humor out there tonight?

I hope there is, and nobody actually thinks there's really a trans-Pacific tube (especially with leaks!). :-)



Date: 10/05/06 06:52
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: GBNorman

Well, Mr. SPSF Lover, if you had not chosen to be a stand up comedian with your member profile, possibly the facetious responses made to your inquiry could have been avoided.



Date: 10/05/06 08:19
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: DavidP

J.Ferris Wrote:
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> Nope. No Amtrak service in Alaska, Hawaii or
> Mexico. You cna add to that Wyoming and South
> Dakota as having no service. Idaho has only 1
> station at Sanpoint at the far north of the state.
> Amtrak does serve Vancouver BC, Montreal QC and
> Toranto ON in Canada.
>
> J.

If you want to nitpick - as railfans love to do - Amtrak only "serves" Toronto in that they'll sell you a ticket to that destination. However, the Maple Leaf becomes a VIA Rail Canada operation at Niagara Falls, with the equipment for the through service provided by Amtrak. Similarly, the Toronto-Chicago International was a VIA operation north (east?) of the border before it was discontinued thanks to US Customs and Immigration.

Dave



Date: 10/05/06 09:43
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: toledopatch

Based on the success of Canada's bridge to Prince Edward Island, the leaky tunnel to Hawaii will be replaced by a railroad bridge.

The Amtrak Tunnel to Mexico City, meanwhile, is closed because of its popularity with illegals.



Date: 10/05/06 11:01
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: zephyr18

DavidP Wrote:
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>
> If you want to nitpick - as railfans love to do -
> Amtrak only "serves" Toronto in that they'll sell
> you a ticket to that destination. However, the
> Maple Leaf becomes a VIA Rail Canada operation at
> Niagara Falls, with the equipment for the through
> service provided by Amtrak. Similarly, the
> Toronto-Chicago International was a VIA operation
> north (east?) of the border before it was
> discontinued thanks to US Customs and
> Immigration.
>
> Dave

Of course, if you really want to nitpick, the "Cascades" service to Vancouver, BC is an all Amtrak operation right into Vancouver, BC. So Amtrak does indeed serve Canada.



Date: 10/05/06 12:03
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: Bumping_Post

Any chance for service to the Moon...

They could use a bustituion until the trackbed is finished....

It will probably be hard to keep that route in a "State Of Good Repair" with the politics and management of Amtrak. Maybe an influx of Alien intelligence can spark a rebirth at the railroad and this could be the start of a big turn-around?



Date: 10/05/06 12:28
Re: Is there Amtrak in Canada
Author: toledopatch

zephyr18 Wrote:
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> DavidP Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > If you want to nitpick - as railfans love to do
> -
> > Amtrak only "serves" Toronto in that they'll
> sell
> > you a ticket to that destination. However, the
> > Maple Leaf becomes a VIA Rail Canada operation
> at
> > Niagara Falls, with the equipment for the
> through
> > service provided by Amtrak.
>
> Of course, if you really want to nitpick, the
> "Cascades" service to Vancouver, BC is an all
> Amtrak operation right into Vancouver, BC. So
> Amtrak does indeed serve Canada.

He didn't contest that Amtrak serves Canada. He only noted that the Toronto operations have been under run-through agreements with VIA. Didn't say anything about Seattle-Vancouver or New York-Montreal, which is also all-Amtrak, all-the-way.



Date: 10/05/06 16:50
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: Amtk509

The only RR here on Oahu, is an old narrow guage line that was used by the military some years ago. It is now a tourist operation.



Date: 10/15/06 18:20
Re: Is there Amtrak in Hawaii and Alaska, Canada/Mexico
Author: train4657

now you're tring to merge Amtrak & NASA. Does Blind leading the Blind come to mind?



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