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Date: 12/29/00 11:44
NEC is ready?
Author: NECJerry

Amtrak Preparing for Winter Storm

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtrak is establishing a 24-hour rapid response operation and making other preparations in anticipation for a potential snowstorm in the Northeast this weekend. The company advises that train schedules may be modified, if winter weather conditions become severe, and urges customers to call 1-800-USA-Rail, or refer to Amtrak.com for the latest schedule information.

In preparation for any winter weather conditions that may be encountered, Amtrak is taking the following steps:

-- deploying snow removal equipment including snowplow trains;
-- adding extra crews;
-- dispatching personnel to key locations along the railroad for
preventive maintenance such as ensuring that track switches remain
operable in icy conditions; and
-- establishing a 24-hour rapid response team at the company's National Operations Center throughout the weekend.

SOURCE Amtrak
CO: Amtrak
ST: Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland,Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont



Date: 12/29/00 12:53
RE: NEC is ready?
Author: NE933

I heard that this plan includes having a couple of people making snowmen out of the accumulations on the tracks.

(hee, hee ;)



Date: 12/30/00 18:46
RE: NEC is ready?
Author: proamtrak

Don't matter here guys, at least they're ready, sucks they weren't in the midwest.



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