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by lirrelectrician
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: LD-to-LD in Chicago
Replies: 70
Views: 8611

Re: LD-to-LD in Chicago

Hello all, Isnt part of the plan to redevelop Union station to include a hotel right in the station area? That would make an overnight transfer very easy. I would love to see 50/51 and 48/49 completely flip their schedules. Ex 49 would leave NY at 9pm, and 50 would leave Chicago at 645am. Daytime se...
by lirrelectrician
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Cardinal discussion
Replies: 875
Views: 126698

Re: Cardinal Reschedule

Charlottesville currently has the 2nd highest ridership among Cardinal stations behind Chicago, I wouldn't want to put them in the graveyard shift either. I'm also not a fan of "parking" the train overnight anywhere. Why make a horribly long trip even longer? This is the schedule I had in mind. Res...
by lirrelectrician
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Cardinal discussion
Replies: 875
Views: 126698

Re: Cardinal Reschedule

Hello all, What about a complete reversal of the schedule. Lets say leave NYP at 545pm. Would get to Charleston at 734am. Cincy at 1236pm. Inday at 5pm and Chicago 905pm. Reverse, leave Chicago at 645am. cincy at 427pm. Charleston at 921pm. etc. Would give daytime service from Charleston to Chicago....
by lirrelectrician
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Virgin Trains Worldwide (includes Brightline)
Topic: Virgin/Brightline Expansion - Jacksonville
Replies: 35
Views: 30629

Re: Brightline Expansion: Jacksonville, Tampa, etc.

I think that the Kennedy Space Center is the world's most accessible spaceport ( List of rocket launch sites - Wikipedia ). Most others are in much more out-of-the-way locations. It's like airports but much worse. The closest town to the KSC is Titusville, with population 44 thousand. It's also on ...
by lirrelectrician
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: New e10 paint
Replies: 27
Views: 4726

Re: New e10 paint

This unit has been re=repainted all blue. It appears that upper management flipped out when they saw it. I dont know the whole story but it was pulled into the roundhouse in Morris park and repainted blue overnight on 2/28. When I saw it today is was all blue, no yellow.
Mike Scholz
by lirrelectrician
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Lynchburg VA NE Regional (ext. to Roanoke and Bristol)
Replies: 1169
Views: 331721

Re: Lynchburg VA NE Regional (ext. to Roanoke and Bristol)

Here is a crazy idea. I would have a train leave NY about 10pm or so it would arrive in Roanoke about 7am. Then keep going not only to Bristol, but to Knoxville, Chatanooga, then either to Atlanta, or Huntville and Memphis or Birmingham and then Meridian, Jackson, Shreveport and Dallas. There are pl...
by lirrelectrician
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak NEC Inland, Springfield Shuttle/Regional/Greenfield Route
Replies: 1930
Views: 294217

Re: Springfield Line Upgrade in CT

I think all Amtrak shuttles should be extended either to Boston or points north. Leave the rest to the commuter trains. Maybe even offer through ticketing too.
by lirrelectrician
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Hampton Roads/Norfolk/Newport News NE Regional Service
Replies: 616
Views: 126825

Re: Hampton Roads/Norfolk/Newport News NE Regional Service

This is waaaay outside of the Hampton Roads thread, but hear me out: if there are so few riders south of Atlanta, split the train at Birmingham and run to Memphis. I bet that would have a lot more traffic, both from Atlanta and direct from the NEC. Mods: please, feel free to stick this in the Cresc...
by lirrelectrician
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Florida East Coast Railway
Topic: Railfanning Advice on FEC
Replies: 12
Views: 13273

Re: Railfanning Advice on FEC

It is quite possible that the 4 SD70s may also be heading to New England. There were rumors of that when the first 4 were sold.
by lirrelectrician
Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: New Midwest/California Bi-Level Discussion
Replies: 602
Views: 118887

Re: New Midwest/California Bi-Level Discussion

Anything new going on with these cars. Its been a while since they failed the compression test. I was wondering if they came up with a fix and when producion will actually start?

Thanks in advance

Mike Scholz
by lirrelectrician
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Viewliner II Delivery/Production
Replies: 4475
Views: 930436

Re: Viewliner II Delivery/Production

Anything new going on with deliveries? Its been a while since anything has been released.

Thanks

Mike Scholz
by lirrelectrician
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Florida East Coast Railway
Topic: SD70M-2s
Replies: 66
Views: 59492

Re: SD70M-2s

I have hearing that 2 SD70s are going to Vermont railway and 2 are going to the Providence and Worcester.

Mike Scholz
by lirrelectrician
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Providence and Worcester Railroad
Topic: P&W Locomotive Fleet
Replies: 356
Views: 65173

Railpace Rumors

Hello all,
I just read in Railpace that the P&W and the VRS are each getting two SD70-M-2s. These are the ex FEC units. I am wondering if this is in fact true or just another wild rumor.

Thanks in advance

Mike Scholz
by lirrelectrician
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: O & G New Milford, new spur?
Replies: 40
Views: 10707

Re: O & G New Milford, new spur?

Its been over 7 months since anything was discussed on this subject. Anything going on with it? Or is the Housy just pocketing the money they got from MA and not doing anything with it to expand the railroad.

Mike Scholz
by lirrelectrician
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Lynchburg VA NE Regional (ext. to Roanoke and Bristol)
Replies: 1169
Views: 331721

Re: Lynchburg VA NE Regional (ext. to Roanoke and Bristol)

I always thought of spliiting 66/67 at Washington where half the train would go to Newport News as it does today and the other half, to Roanoke, Bristol and Knoxville. I also agree Knoxvill would be the perfect anchor point.

Mike Scholz

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