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Date: 02/19/21 06:07
Amtrak #3, Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Author: hank

Amtrak #3, the westbound Southwest Chief departs Ft. Madison, Iowa off the CTC siding after crew change and passenger stop winter 2001.

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Ron Hirsch
Springfield, Mo.

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Date: 02/19/21 06:40
Re: Amtrak #3, Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Author: cabman

WOW!  I really enjoyed your video and was impressed by the size of #3 in those days.  Four locomotives...what power!  Thanks.



Date: 02/19/21 14:33
Re: Amtrak #3, Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Author: mp51w

Sleeping cars on the rear!  Unfortunately a lot of freight cars too!  It was a bold experiment, but I'm glad it's over!



Date: 02/19/21 14:54
Re: Amtrak #3, Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Author: MichiganRailfan

Dunno... I miss all the head-end M&E cars (or, in this case, rear-end). Reminds me of a few old lines that used to run similar trains, like the RI and EL - to name a few IIRC.
 



Date: 02/19/21 15:27
Re: Amtrak #3, Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Author: dcfbalcoS1

           Or they can ( did ) get rid of the revenue producing business and then cry all the time about supposed money losing passenger trains.



Date: 02/19/21 17:40
Re: Amtrak #3, Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Author: ProAmtrak

mp51w Wrote:
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> Sleeping cars on the rear!  Unfortunately a lot
> of freight cars too!  It was a bold experiment,
> but I'm glad it's over!

I agree, just the MHCs were fine, 97-2002 was a disaster!



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