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Man Killed By Gunfire On An Amtrak Train in Dallas

December 5, 2011

A major difference between air travel and train travel is security.  When you fly, you have to go long security lines and then you go through the metal detector.  Security continues to increase, as now, some people are selected to go through body scan via a machine, or obtrusive pat downs from an airline security […]

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Amtrak Service Resumes At Station in Minot

November 16, 2011

As reported by the Minot Daily News,  Amtrak will be resuming passenger service at Minot Station in North Dakota.  It will be the first time in over 4 months that the train will pick up passengers at this train station. At the end of June, the Souris River flooded and caused serious damage to the […]

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Smoking Is No Longer Allowed on the LIRR Platforms

November 15, 2011

Those taking advantage of the LIRR as a quick and easy way to get into The Big Apple will no longer be allowed to smoke on the platforms. Years ago – New York City banned smoking in bars.  And while many people complained, this move was widely applauded.  When you are indoors, smoking can effect […]

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Amtrak Delays Frustrate

October 27, 2011

I called Amtrak at 9pm to see if I could move from the 11pm train to the 10pm train back to Philly from New York.  They said I could but that there would be a $40 difference in fair. I wanted to get out of the rainy big apple – so I told the agent […]

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My First Experience With Amtrak Wifi

October 27, 2011

Today I took an Amtrak train from Philadelphia to New York City.  I booked the train 3 days early which allowed me to use my Triple AAA card – making the fare 10% less. So, the $100 round trip ticket cost only $90. At any rate, when I checked on the train for available WiFi […]

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Norfolk Southern Shares Up In After Hours Trading

October 26, 2011

In what is going to be suggested as great news for the economy, Norfolk Southern reported outstanding Q3 revenue today.  Income also was up at a 24% clip. At 7:30 pm PST – shares of Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) are up 4% after hours.  Recent trades have shares trading at $73 per share which is within […]

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