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Date: 11/25/12 13:47
Amtrak NEC Holiday Extras Sunday with leased commuter e
Author: chuchubob

Levittown, PA
1. Amtrak train 1054
2. Amtrak cafe car behind six MARC coaches
3. Amtrak train 1057: eight NJ Transit Arrow III electric MU's








Date: 11/25/12 13:49
Re: Amtrak NEC Holiday Extras Sunday with leased commut
Author: chuchubob

4. train 1057
5 and 6. Amtrak train 1099








Date: 11/25/12 20:52
Re: Amtrak NEC Holiday Extras Sunday with leased commut
Author: aussiehinz

Good stuff. Always a great day to be out watching the holiday show. Had fun here around Chicago today, too.



Date: 11/26/12 11:16
Re: Amtrak NEC Holiday Extras Sunday with leased commut
Author: rbenko

Definitely interesting for the railfan, but I can't imagine paying an ungodly amount of money to travel on the Wednesday before or the Sunday after Thanksgiving and riding for hours on a commuter train!!



Date: 11/26/12 16:56
Re: Amtrak NEC Holiday Extras Sunday with leased commut
Author: Lackawanna484

rbenko Wrote:
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> Definitely interesting for the railfan, but I
> can't imagine paying an ungodly amount of money to
> travel on the Wednesday before or the Sunday after
> Thanksgiving and riding for hours on a commuter
> train!!

The fares certainly can get ungodly pretty quickly at a buck to a buck fifty etc per mile.

I don't know if Amtrak used the same pricing policy this year as it has in the past. Back then, the holiday extra trains were priced a little cheaper than the regular regional service. Some of the holiday extra trains were set up for service from NY Penn to DC, while the regular regional trains didn't carry local traffic on that day only. That way the Richmond etc trains could focus on longer haul, higher revenue passengers.



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