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Date: 10/17/20 10:29
now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: dan

right now(currently) there are 16 states with no amtrak trains, maybe more



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/17/20 10:29 by dan.



Date: 10/17/20 11:44
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: BNSF6400

Yeah, we get it.  Tri-weekly service on Amtrak long-distance trains sucks.  But a minute-by-minute count of which states have an Amtrak train in them doesn't do much.  If every long-distance train was still daily, how many states wouldn't have an Amtrak train right now?  Many states only have an Amtrak train in them for a few hours each day, like Idaho for example.  Nebraska would only have them at night for the most part.



Date: 10/17/20 12:17
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: callum_out

Or Barstow where the conductor gets off and says, "Why'd we stop here", some nights the principal passenger
traffic is BNSF deadheads.

Out 



Date: 10/17/20 13:28
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: wjpyper

callum_out Wrote:
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> Or Barstow where the conductor gets off and says,
> "Why'd we stop here", some nights the principal
> passenger
> traffic is BNSF deadheads.
>
> Out 
Maybe they would get more passengers if they were more reliable.
Bill Pyper
Lacey, WA
 



Date: 10/17/20 14:01
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: dan

callum_out Wrote:
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> Or Barstow where the conductor gets off and says,
> "Why'd we stop here", some nights the principal
> passenger
> traffic is BNSF deadheads.
>
> Out 

that descibes the pioneer , except old pass riders were the backbone



Date: 10/17/20 14:10
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: callum_out

Poor Amtrak, the other night they were 15 miles out from Flagstaff, bit late when an EB loses an air hose West of the
depot. By the time the DS quit running around the EB, Amtrak limped in nearly 4 hours late. Took them about 2 1/2 hours
to change out the air hose. Now the report, at least on the Souithwest Chief, is that rooms/roometes are all sold out,
coach is nearly sold out and ATK doesn't want to increase consist size. Somewhere in a MAD magazine issue this all
makes sense. 

Out 



Date: 10/17/20 16:48
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: ShortlinesUSA

BNSF6400 Wrote:
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> Yeah, we get it.  Tri-weekly service on Amtrak
> long-distance trains sucks.  But a
> minute-by-minute count of which states have an
> Amtrak train in them doesn't do much.  If every
> long-distance train was still daily, how many
> states wouldn't have an Amtrak train right now? 
> Many states only have an Amtrak train in them for
> a few hours each day, like Idaho for example. 
> Nebraska would only have them at night for the
> most part.

You and I need to have a beer some time... ;-p 

Right on!!!

Mike Derrick
 



Date: 10/17/20 17:06
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: Lackawanna484

The senators from Hawaii are holding on line 1...

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Date: 10/17/20 17:09
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: callum_out

The senators from Hawaii are too busy trying to explain the some hundred million cost overruns on the Honolulu 
light rail system.

Out 



Date: 10/17/20 17:15
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: dan

now 18 , but 4 to 6 would have had trains in them in september




Date: 10/17/20 17:21
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: PHall

callum_out Wrote:
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> The senators from Hawaii are too busy trying to
> explain the some hundred million cost overruns on
> the Honolulu 
> light rail system.
>
> Out 

It's no worse then many other transit projects.
Can you say "Big Dig"?



Date: 10/17/20 19:20
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: RuleG

PHall Wrote:
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> callum_out Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The senators from Hawaii are too busy trying to
> > explain the some hundred million cost overruns
> on
> > the Honolulu 
> > light rail system.
> >
> > Out 
>
> It's no worse then many other transit projects.
> Can you say "Big Dig"?

The Boston Central Artery project was primarily a highway project, not a transit project.

 



Date: 10/18/20 07:10
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: ns1000

RuleG Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > callum_out Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > The senators from Hawaii are too busy trying
> to
> > > explain the some hundred million cost
> overruns
> > on
> > > the Honolulu 
> > > light rail system.
> > >
> > > Out 
> >
> > It's no worse then many other transit projects.
> > Can you say "Big Dig"?
>
> The Boston Central Artery project was primarily a
> highway project, not a transit project.
>
>  


But still a financial embarrassment....

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Date: 10/19/20 19:40
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: ProAmtrak

callum_out Wrote:
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> Poor Amtrak, the other night they were 15 miles
> out from Flagstaff, bit late when an EB loses an
> air hose West of the
> depot. By the time the DS quit running around the
> EB, Amtrak limped in nearly 4 hours late. Took
> them about 2 1/2 hours
> to change out the air hose. Now the report, at
> least on the Souithwest Chief, is that
> rooms/roometes are all sold out,
> coach is nearly sold out and ATK doesn't want to
> increase consist size. Somewhere in a MAD
> magazine issue this all
> makes sense. 
>
> Out 

DS10 that night should've sent the freight and no.3  instead because if there weren't any other westbounds, 3 does his station stop and is on his way and things would've been a lot easier, I bet the Amtrak Crew died no thanks to what actually happened and who knows when the busted air hose on that auto rack was fixed!



Date: 10/20/20 06:32
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: choodude

> > It's no worse then many other transit projects.   Can you say "Big Dig"?
>
> The Boston Central Artery project was primarily a highway project, not a transit project.


As a certain Randal O'Toole would say there is never anything wrong with a highway project, only transit.

Brian



Date: 10/21/20 18:47
Re: now no amtrak for 16 states
Author: ProAmtrak

Now that's being too blind!

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