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by Woody
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Viewliner II Delivery/Production
Replies: 4475
Views: 930748

Re: Viewliner II Delivery/Production

Ever wondered how many state capitals Amtrak actually visits? No column: (1) Anchorage (2) Honolulu, (3) Olympia, (4) Boise, (5) Carson City, (6) Phoenix, (7) Santa Fe, (8) Helena, (9) Pierre, (10) Baton Rouge, (11) Des Moines, (12) Madison, (13) Frankfurt, (14) Nashville, (15) Tallahassee, (16) Co...
by Woody
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: North Carolina NCDOT-Amtrak Carolinian Service
Replies: 301
Views: 74310

Re: North Carolina NCDOT-Amtrak Carolinian Service

An interesting article, dated July 13, 2010 . Looks like 90 mph was promised back then. But the current promises could vary. LOL. the Obama era stimulus grants came with a lot of false promises. Chicago - St Louis 110 mph by 2015, North Carolina Piedmont 90 mph, Connecticut New Haven-Hartford corri...
by Woody
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Anderson possible changes: Dismantling LD, Corridor, Etc.
Replies: 508
Views: 65077

Re: Anderson Six Month Grade

WIth regard to PTC, it appears Anderson has decided Amtrak will suspend any trains not on PTC by the end of the year. This may be the single stupidest thing I have ever heard. Maybe I'm too cynical, and I hate to veer toward conspiracy theories ... But I do wonder if threatening to pull Amtrak trai...
by Woody
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Viewliner II Delivery/Production
Replies: 4475
Views: 930748

Re: Viewliner II Delivery/Production

Two more coming out named after cities they most likely will never visit :-) Soooo True! Ever wondered how many state capitals Amtrak actually visits? No column: (1) Anchorage (2) Honolulu, (3) Olympia, (4) Boise, (5) Carson City, (6) Phoenix, (7) Santa Fe, (8) Helena, (9) Pierre, (10) Baton Rouge,...
by Woody
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:00 am
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)

VA DRPT ... an extraordinary position to be in. ... the real problem is going to be figuring out what they can or will do ten years from now. The next steps once the Virginia Regional network is built out are not clear at all other than perhaps more trains to the same places. They'll need more mone...
by Woody
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Success Stories
Replies: 698
Views: 217132

Re: Amtrak Success Stories

Reviving this thread because the MPRs are again getting posted! https://www.amtrak.com/reports-documents" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/corporate/monthlyperformancereports/2017/Amtrak-Monthly-Performance-Rep...
by Woody
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Viewliner II Delivery/Production
Replies: 4475
Views: 930748

Re: Viewliner II Delivery/Production

There's a time and place for everything. This place is the thread about Viewliner II Deliveries, where we have been counting the diners as they enter the fleet one by one. So the post is completely relevant. Let's assume the post is limited to the topic, with all due respect, and all our larger thou...
by Woody
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: How much new service is coming? And how?
Replies: 92
Views: 18370

Re: How much new service is coming? And how?

The slow sections can be upgraded to 60 - 80 MPH and you get more bang for the buck instead of spending first on higher speeds. Going from 60 - 80 MPH takes much more track miles than 30 - 60 . 80 MPH/ You get more time reduction with the 30 - 60 increase. That means much more money !s available to...
by Woody
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: CSX Selling Trackage
Replies: 159
Views: 91039

Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Is CSX having a "fire sale", or an auction with reserve? Right now they are in the "study" phase, deciding whether or not to offer certain lines for sale. ... ... I assure you that line (aka Sand Patch) is most definitely going to be sold. They just don't want that public knowledge yet ... You mean...
by Woody
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: CSX Selling Trackage
Replies: 159
Views: 91039

Re: CSX Selling Trackage

Is CSX having a "fire sale", or an auction with reserve? The B&A is gone, done, no longer a part of CSX. No CSX employees will operate and CSX will have no presence east of the Hudson, aka Selkirk. This is a total abandonment of N.E. by CSX, look for everything west of Springfield to be abandoned. ...
by Woody
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak NEC Inland, Springfield Shuttle/Regional/Greenfield Route
Replies: 1938
Views: 294903

Re: Amtrak Springfield Line in CT incl. poss. Greenfield ext

lordsigma12345 wrote:New Hartford line website http://www.hartfordline.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I wish their damn map showed "Amtrak Connection to Boston and Albany". But it doesn't.
by Woody
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: North Carolina NCDOT-Amtrak Carolinian Service
Replies: 301
Views: 74310

Re: North Carolina NCDOT-Amtrak Carolinian Service

An interesting article, dated July 13, 2010. Looks like 90 mph was promised back then. But the current promises could vary. LOL.
by Woody
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Viewliner II Delivery/Production
Replies: 4475
Views: 930748

Re: Viewliner II Delivery/Production

After waiting for years, I'm not too jaded to celebrate! Feels like we are finally getting enuff V-2s to do some good.
by Woody
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amfleet Refresh
Replies: 163
Views: 27244

Re: New Interior Design for Amtrak Trains

https://quartzy.qz.com/1157158/new-interior-design-for-amtrak-trains/ The $1M/year in savings should help! Amtrak seems to have received a heaping of free media like this article, with favorable coverage of the "refresh". That's worth quite a bit, of course, and it's much needed when there's a trai...
by Woody
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Vermonter (Montreal Greenfield Boston CT River Line)
Replies: 2074
Views: 499140

Re: Amtrak Vermonter (Montreal Greenfield Boston CT River Li

Quite a nice present for Amtrak for the holidays.

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