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Date: 01/08/21 11:20
CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: 41bridge




Date: 01/08/21 11:23
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: joemvcnj

Very appropriate. We can speculate if it will be Acela, Amfleet, or the Georgia Business car. 



Date: 01/08/21 11:30
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: Tominde

Will Amtrak need engine #46?  But maybe they better prep #47 just in case.   Sure is better than a motorcade down I-95 to DC.



Date: 01/08/21 12:12
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: Peak45068

#46 is in the Grove. Getting spruced up ??

#47 was involved in a very bad accident and was severely damaged.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 01/08/21 14:39
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: djansson

I hope they can make a really nice video of this!
 



Date: 01/09/21 04:19
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: BaltoJoey

It would be cool if they borrowed the steam locomotive from the Strasburg Railroad
and a couple of their coaches for that trip! :-) 
Amtrak goes right by them at Paradise!!



Date: 01/09/21 05:42
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: KV1guy

BaltoJoey Wrote:
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> It would be cool if they borrowed the steam
> locomotive from the Strasburg Railroad
> and a couple of their coaches for that trip!
> :-) 
> Amtrak goes right by them at Paradise!!


Yeah I'm going to pretend thats not even here since the run will occur south of Philly.
 



Date: 01/09/21 06:38
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: jeff56

Looking on what just happened at the Capitol, why in the world would they let the
news out on how Biden is traveling to DC. That should of been under wraps until
departure time.



Date: 01/09/21 06:44
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: ghCBNS

BaltoJoey Wrote:
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> It would be cool if they borrowed the steam
> locomotive from the Strasburg Railroad
> and a couple of their coaches for that trip!
> :-) 
> Amtrak goes right by them at Paradise!!

Just the image Amtrak needs to portray! An old steam engine!

Time to show off a new Acela! If they're permitted to run in revenue service yet? If not, perhaps one of the new Viewliners.



Date: 01/09/21 08:02
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: rkennedy2

I saw the Biden and Obama train leave Wilmington in 2009.  While it was great to see a rail journey for a historic moment back then, I think that now security concerns are too great for this too happen in 2021.  Very sad indeed.



Date: 01/09/21 08:08
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: rkennedy2

BaltoJoey Wrote:
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> It would be cool if they borrowed the steam
> locomotive from the Strasburg Railroad
> and a couple of their coaches for that trip!
> :-) 
> Amtrak goes right by them at Paradise!!


Yeah I'm going to pretend thats not even here since the run will occur south of Philly.


President Abraham Lincoln passed through Paradise on his way from Illinois to his innaugural.  His funeral train passed Paradise four year later.



Date: 01/09/21 10:44
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: nm2320




Date: 01/10/21 07:48
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: alamode

nm2320 Wrote:
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> Perhaps similar to Obama train in 2009.
>
> https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?4,
> 1852126,page=1
>
> https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?4,
> 1850757,page=1

 




Date: 01/10/21 13:10
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: zorz

Agreed. That worries me too - hope they really beef up security for that trip and that nothing goes awry :-/

jeff56 Wrote:
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> Looking on what just happened at the Capitol, why
> in the world would they let the
> news out on how Biden is traveling to DC. That
> should of been under wraps until
> departure time.

Posted from iPhone



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/21 13:11 by zorz.



Date: 01/10/21 14:46
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: chakk

Certain to run a pilot train in front of the real thing.  And hoping we don't have another Elizabeth, NJ like the RFK funeral train.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/21 14:47 by chakk.



Date: 01/10/21 21:33
Re: CNN: Biden riding Amtrak to Washington 1/19.
Author: justalurker66

chakk Wrote:
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> Certain to run a pilot train in front of the real thing. 

Very certain. I won't say what I have seen first hand but the Secret Service takes their job very seriously.

> And hoping we don't have another Elizabeth, NJ like the RFK funeral train.

Very unlikely. There should be an all stop preventing any other train from moving and that is likely to be in place long before the trains pass.
4141 managed to run without incident through Texas. The Biden whistlestop from Cleveland ran without incident prior to the electiion. Railroads have learned a lot about keeping the public safe for special movements. The railfan clipped by the steam train in the past couple of years is an unfortunate exception to the safety of special runs.



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