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Date: 11/30/22 07:34
Penn Central lives!!!
Author: 9900

To be fair, by comparison, Penn Central was a well managed business compared to Amtrak




Date: 11/30/22 08:03
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: SpringedSwitch

Amtrak isn't a business. It's an essential service.



Date: 11/30/22 08:07
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: PC1974

Perception becomes reality....

Update:

Just saw the previous comment.. I can't stop laughing!!!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/30/22 08:08 by PC1974.



Date: 11/30/22 08:31
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: joemvcnj

Penn Central was "paint it, don't fix it". Amtrak seldom even paints. 



Date: 11/30/22 08:42
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: GenePoon

SpringedSwitch Wrote:
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> Amtrak isn't a business. It's an essential
> service.

Amtrak isn't even that.  It has become a social welfare program, more than a transportation entity.



Date: 11/30/22 10:43
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: Englewood

Essential services are electricity, heat, clean water. With rare exception they operate 24/7,
rain, sleet or snow.

At one time the above applied to passenger trains.  The mail had to go through.

Amtrak is non-essential adventure travel.
 



Date: 11/30/22 11:24
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: Dcmcrider

Someone is having some fun. The AMTK 123 is wearing the Conrail can opener on its nose. At least as of late September.

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?4,5547107,5549866#msg-5549866

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 11/30/22 11:39
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: CPMorris

Waiting for the legacy Lionel Lines logo to appear. 



Date: 11/30/22 11:45
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: Korigaoka1811

Englewood Wrote:
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> Essential services are electricity, heat, clean
> water. With rare exception they operate 24/7,
> rain, sleet or snow.
>
> At one time the above applied to passenger
> trains.  The mail had to go through.
>
> Amtrak is non-essential adventure travel.
>  

I'd add, related to electricity, the "intertubes" because without that electronic infrastructure heat and water and electricity won't get to us.  And no on-line shopping.

I don't know if I agree or not but there is an argument to be made that even in the NEC Amtrak is a form of corporate welfare which also provides excellent bonuses for senior management.  (Notice how I weaseled out of taking a firm position here?)

John H.



Date: 11/30/22 11:56
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: joemvcnj

Dcmcrider Wrote:
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> Someone is having some fun. The AMTK 123 is
> wearing the Conrail can opener on its nose. At
> least as of late September.
>
> https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?4,
> 5547107,5549866#msg-5549866

I would get more of a kick out of PC mating worm on a dirty passenger car window. 



Date: 11/30/22 12:19
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: CPMorris

Stand by - you might get your wish!



Date: 11/30/22 17:24
Re: Penn Central lives!!!
Author: wilewil

Looks like it might be a leftover logo from the first Metroliners.



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