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by Ocala Mike
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Museums, Tourist Lines, and Historical Organizations
Topic: Ringling Bros Circus Shutting Down: CIRCUS TRAIN!
Replies: 47
Views: 27240

Re: Ringling Bros Circus Shutting Down: CIRCUS TRAIN!

I believe the last show will be in May at the Nassau Colisseum. LIRR gets the honors for the train's move to the show's final performance.
by Ocala Mike
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: News, Announcements, FAQ and Help
Topic: Congratulations GOKeefe
Replies: 37
Views: 36551

Re: Congratulations GOKeefe

Congrats, and keep fighting for those "Trains in Maine" (LD's).
by Ocala Mike
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Funding Discussion - Amtrak DC Politics RELATED TO RAIL!
Replies: 153
Views: 26492

Re: Amtrak Under The Trump Administration

Jeff Sessions, Trump's AG appointee, was a huge "debt hawk" as a senator, and no friend of Amtrak's especially as regards appropriations. Suspect he will hurt Amtrak much less as AG.
by Ocala Mike
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Citra, FL collision
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: Citra, FL collision

Couldn't the "A-Line" be used in a pinch? What about the Florida Northern through Williston?
by Ocala Mike
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Citra, FL collision
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Re: Citra, FL collision

Not much detail here:

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About 25 miles from me on the S-Line.
by Ocala Mike
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Fall Foliage 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 4452

Re: Fall Foliage 2016

Title of this thread jogged my memory a bit. I seem to recall, going into the "wayback machine," the LIRR used to run "Fall Foliage Tours." I'm talking in the 50's and 50's now, and I believe they were weekend excursions to Planting Fields Arboretum and Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Any recollections of...
by Ocala Mike
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: 9 Epic Train Rides In New York That Will Give You An Unforge
Replies: 7
Views: 2756

Re: 9 Epic Train Rides In New York That Will Give You An Unf

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A trip up the Hudson from NY to Albany on a beautiful summer day rates as epic for me, providing I'm on the left side with a reasonably clean window.
by Ocala Mike
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?
Replies: 10
Views: 2915

Re: Westbound LIRR Freight -Where are we?

Yep, my old house (1959-1964) off to the left at 180-01 93rd Avenue. Between Jamaica Ave. and the railroad tracks. I spent my college years (lived at home) being serenaded by the sound of freight cars being humped at Holban Yard all night. Would say our house was about 200 yards N. of the main line....
by Ocala Mike
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Taking Amtrak across the country
Replies: 26
Views: 8811

Re: Taking Amtrak across the country

I've got 25,000 AGR points, and was thinking about doing Palatka, FL to Salt Lake City, UT and return next year. What would that routing be like?

I could also drive to New Orleans, and use that as my starting point if more feasible/cheaper.
by Ocala Mike
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings
Replies: 29
Views: 8874

Re: Wildwood FL Rail Sightings

More likely borrowed power.
by Ocala Mike
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK
Replies: 558
Views: 140737

Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Just got back from a rail trip from Palatka, FL to Saratoga for the races. Going up, I rode the Meteor and Ethan Allan direct to Saratoga Springs. Meteor was late (of course), but Ethan Allan was perfectly run and on-time. I can attest to the fact that on Tues., 8/9, there were not a lot of passenge...
by Ocala Mike
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Silver Meteor Sleeper Locations
Replies: 4
Views: 1541

Silver Meteor Sleeper Locations

How many sleepers in the consist lately, and are they front or back?

Also, I'm in car 9811, Room 002. Does that tell me anything about which sleeper I'm in?
by Ocala Mike
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK
Replies: 558
Views: 140737

Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

I'm going up to Saratoga for a week by train from Florida the second week of August. I decided to book the trip to Albany instead of trying for tix on the Adirondack or Ethan Allen. Works out fine, as it's easy to rent a car in Albany for the last 30 miles, and I'd like to tool around with a rental ...
by Ocala Mike
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Palatka, FL RR Station
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: Palatka, FL RR Station

Thanks, guys - I thought it had been downgraded recently.

I made arrangements with the Palatka Police Dept. to park my old Mazda in a safe spot right opposite the Police Station for a week. Did it once before, and had no problem. They claim they will safeguard it for me.
by Ocala Mike
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Palatka, FL RR Station
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Palatka, FL RR Station

I haven't used it in a few years; can anyone tell me what the long-term parking situation is and whether or not the station building is still open?

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