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  by rcthompson04
 
The conductor said that the cafe car was part of the consist to provide "Wifi". I always presumed that each car had its own Wifi hotspot.
  by Greg Moore
 
Cars may, but the antennas for the cellular network are typically in the cafe car.
  by rcthompson04
 
Greg Moore wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:52 pm Cars may, but the antennas for the cellular network are typically in the cafe car.
Makes sense. I wonder if the Keystones rely on the Control Car for Wifi.
  by nomis
 
The cell tower to train WiFi connection is located in the Cafe cars and Cab cars.
  by rcthompson04
 
Coatesville Station groundbreaking occurred Friday:

https://www.phillyvoice.com/coatesville ... rak-septa/

Standard rebuild for a Keystone Service station, but something interesting noted... Amtrak is installing a bypass track at the location too. Projected completion date of entire project (station, road realignments, track work, and parking facility is 2025).
  by Alphaboi
 
Will the new Scranton-NYC service be run as a new Keystone Service line?

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  by cle
 
Interesting to have a stronger Keystone brand across PA, although Harrisburg might be the real semantic reason.

Still, it'll be disel operated and so I don't think interworking would do. But if not operationally - commercially - it might be interesting to galvanize rail interest in PA. Reading too.
  by scratchyX1
 
cle wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:41 am Interesting to have a stronger Keystone brand across PA, although Harrisburg might be the real semantic reason.

Still, it'll be disel operated and so I don't think interworking would do. But if not operationally - commercially - it might be interesting to galvanize rail interest in PA. Reading too.
Reading service, should be keystone, especially if it's operating into 30th/suburban station.
Not sure of Scranton, as most of it is in new jersey.
I'd call it the Blue Comet or phobe snow, even if the originals didn't use that route.
  by STrRedWolf
 
Going through Wikipedia's List of named passenger trains, North America edition...

Scranton: Onodaga
Reading: Schuylkill ("School-kill", route follows the Schuylkill River)
  by Dcell
 
Dunder-Mifflin Express when running westbound to Scranton. Sinatra Express eastbound to Hoboken.
  by Literalman
 
Oh, no! Dagger! Actually it's Onondaga: you left out an N. But still, not a melodic name for a train. Reading Rocket? Too retro, comparing a train to a rocket. Maybe just The Reading, as in Monopoly's "Take a Ride on the Reading"?
  by ExCon90
 
I think STrRedWolf's suggestion of the old name "The Schuylkill" would be as good as any; describes the territory.
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