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by John_Perkowski
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion - Passenger Rail
Topic: Your New "Station Wagon" - Uber
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Your New "Station Wagon" - Uber

Admin Note:

Andrew, reach out to me on the admin mod backchannel.
by John_Perkowski
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: The future of sleepers
Replies: 83
Views: 4128

Re: The future of sleepers

As I've said in the past, I don't think LD will go away. Amtrak is a political creature and it's an easy one for politicos to horsetrade on. "Oh, you want more Quad Cities service, sure, but I want to keep the CZ going through my district." So, the Western LD trains will continue to exist. It's the...
by John_Perkowski
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Union Pacific
Topic: UP BIG BOY 4014 Harriman Lines Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

UP BIG BOY 4014 Harriman Lines Tour

In October and November, the Union Pacific will send Big Boy 4014 on a major tour of the historic Harriman Lines The route includes... Cheyenne to Los Angeles (especially Pomona) on the Overland Route and the Los Angeles and Salt Lake. This is the route of many pre Amtrak passenger trains between LA...
by John_Perkowski
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Ocean View Question(s)
Replies: 33
Views: 2276

Re: Ocean View Question(s)

Can I get a translation please? CHARLIE: No it didn't, but ya gotta know the territory. SALES MAN 3: Gone, Gone SALES MAN 1: Gone with the hogshead, cask and demijohn. Gone with the sugar barrel, pickle barrel, milk pan, gone with the tub and the pail and the till. SALES MAN 5: Ever meet a foamer A...
by John_Perkowski
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak New Gulf Coast Service - New Orleans to Mobile AL
Replies: 68
Views: 3783

Re: Amtrak New Gulf Coast Service - New Orleans to Mobile AL

Oh, boy, old horizons and a crappy cafe car! Woohoo!

Kiss goodby the dreams of a transcontinental Sunset.
by John_Perkowski
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak turntables
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: Amtrak turntables

Google Images is your friend. There’s a table at Ivy City.
by John_Perkowski
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak turntables
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: Amtrak turntables

Los Angeles. The old Santa Fe house was demolished, but the table is still in service.
by John_Perkowski
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion - Passenger Rail
Topic: Congressional Restrictions on CRRC Transit Cars?
Replies: 31
Views: 2528

Congressional Restrictions on CRRC Transit Cars?

Admin Note: This impacts CTA and MTA, at least, so it’s going global for now.

Here’s a lovely little article from National Public Radio. Discuss at your leisure.

Congress Mulls Ban On Chinese Trains and Busses; “Oh, Come On...” Builder Says
by John_Perkowski
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: New stations built after Amtrak started
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Re: New stations built after Amtrak started

Kansas City
St Louis
Omaha
Salt Lake City

I’m actually a little surprised Amtrak didn’t ask for an Amshack in Denver...
by John_Perkowski
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Return of the "Daylight"
Replies: 35
Views: 3098

Re: Return of the "Daylight"

WHY? [/color] [/i] There are no fewer than 20 nonstop flights per day from San Francisco International alone to Los Angeles, Burbank, and Ontario. That’s just Southwest, and doesn’t account for Oakland and San Jose. Each of those is a 737-700, 800, or at some point, 800 Max. 150 pax per bird. That’...
by John_Perkowski
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: New stations built after Amtrak started
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Re: New stations built after Amtrak started

There’ve been LOTS of replacement stations, but how much never before served locations, or locations where the host RR along before tore down the station? I don’t know...
by John_Perkowski
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: News, Announcements, FAQ and Help
Topic: FRA Safety Message
Replies: 1
Views: 1776

FRA Safety Message

From the Federal Railroad Administration

On average, two people are killed or injured trespassing on railroad property every day in the United States. #Trespassing can be dangerous, and it’s illegal. Stay off railroad tracks. #RailRoadTrespassing #RailSafety
by John_Perkowski
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Why do trains spend so long stopped in Washington?
Replies: 48
Views: 2725

Re: Why do trains spend so long stopped in Washington?

Admin note:

A certain member found his post deleted, and found he had earned some consequences.

Because of that, other follow on posts were deleted without prejudice.

Thought you should know.
by John_Perkowski
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc
Replies: 4587
Views: 1126151

Re: Rohr Turbo at Cedar Hill

One of the remaining Rohr Turbo trains is at the Amtrak MoW base at Cedar Hill yard. It is on track 17(?) at the north end of the base and is easily visible from outside the gate. Don't know why it is here but there is also an FL-9 in New Haven livery there but in the middle of the yard. JW It’s be...

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