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by Murjax
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Thread For Posting Heritage Unit Locations
Replies: 453
Views: 28564

Re: Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Repaints

DutchRailnut wrote:today P42 #156 in modified phase1 ran on hoosier state out of Beech grove
Someone managed to get a photo of it before they sent it out. As far as I know this was taken yesterday or the day before. http://indianarailroads.org/board/index ... 33%3Bimage
by Murjax
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak on the Florida East Coast FEC Jacksonville - Miami
Replies: 390
Views: 80174

Re: What about Amtrak on FEC

I haven't heard very much about this project since they ran that Amtrak special last year. FDOT did state they would offer $118 million for the project, but it should be noted that this was said prior to Rick Scott entering office. I have my doubts, but this seems like a drop in the bucket compared ...
by Murjax
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak expanding Wi-Fi
Replies: 38
Views: 3835

Re: Amtrak expanding Wi-Fi

I disagree that the lack of WiFi is really hurting ridership. Not everyone brings their laptops with them. In fact more people are probably on their phones if anything. That said though, WiFi probably helps increase ridership when it's available. Everyone loves free internet, even if they are alrea...
by Murjax
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: MD wants FL's rejected money to replace the B&P tunnel
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: MD wants FL's rejected money to replace the B&P tunnel

As much as I'm bummed about FL rejecting the money, I'm glad to see someone's got their priorities straight.
by Murjax
Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak expanding Wi-Fi
Replies: 38
Views: 3835

Re: Amtrak expanding Wi-Fi

I disagree that the lack of WiFi is really hurting ridership. Not everyone brings their laptops with them. In fact more people are probably on their phones if anything. That said though, WiFi probably helps increase ridership when it's available. Everyone loves free internet, even if they are alrea...
by Murjax
Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak expanding Wi-Fi
Replies: 38
Views: 3835

Re: Amtrak expanding Wi-Fi

Weren't they originally planning to have it on the Northeast Regionals back in October? No, Amtrak put out a press release last year (summer IIRC) that they were planning to add WiFi to all trains in the future, with the NE Regionals and California trains to be added, but did not give any dates. Wi...
by Murjax
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak expanding Wi-Fi
Replies: 38
Views: 3835

Re: Amtrak expanding Wi-Fi

Weren't they originally planning to have it on the Northeast Regionals back in October?
by Murjax
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: N.J. senators, Amtrak to announce new Hudson tunnel project
Replies: 142
Views: 11922

Re: N.J. senators, Amtrak to announce new Hudson tunnel proj

Building new station tracks under the current station was one of the alternatives looked at under ARC. As for building the new station tracks to the south of the current station (refered to as the block 780 plan), it would definitely require cut and cover construction practices to be employed. So i...
by Murjax
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: N.J. senators, Amtrak to announce new Hudson tunnel project
Replies: 142
Views: 11922

Re: N.J. senators, Amtrak to announce new Hudson tunnel proj

Here's a question I've not seen addressed anywhere, but which I think could be immensely important long-term: Given that this new plan ties into Penn Station, and at least partially provides through-tracks, are its tubes sized sufficiently as to allow Superliners or other standard bilevlels to fit ...
by Murjax
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Cafe menus now posted
Replies: 32
Views: 5172

Re: Cafe menus now posted

Menu looks a lot more appeasing than it did a few years ago when I last rode Amtrak. For reference, here's the 2005-06 menu . Complete with magic-marker deletions! I love professionalism. Would it be too much to ask to have a few little square matching-font "SOLD OUT" stickers printed to cover up t...
by Murjax
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Cafe menus now posted
Replies: 32
Views: 5172

Re: Cafe menus now posted

Menu looks a lot more appeasing than it did a few years ago when I last rode Amtrak.
by Murjax
Wed May 12, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Cardinal discussion
Replies: 875
Views: 126809

Re: The Cardinal will get a tad bit longer

Why hasn't the Cardinal had a baggage car in so long? Would I be correct in guessing that there weren't enough cars in stock until now?
by Murjax
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Internet Access on Amtrak Trains
Replies: 117
Views: 12737

Re: Internet Access on Amtrak Trains

Assuming it's using cellular signals... The very short version of how the system works is that each car has a wireless access point that you connect your computer/mobile device to. These access points then connect to the outside world using Mobile WiMax (IEEE Standard 802.16e) via antennas buried a...
by Murjax
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Internet Access on Amtrak Trains
Replies: 117
Views: 12737

Re: Internet Access on Amtrak Trains

I can't wait to hear how well it does, both on reliability and usage. Assuming it's using cellular signals, I gotta wonder if there are some dead areas on the route. Particularly in northern Maryland where I clearly remember a large dead zone.

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