Jeff Smith wrote: ↑Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:45 amGood idea especially since Amtrak has been selling space on the LD trains on the NEC recently. People would maybe even want to take that train because they could eat in a real railroad diner if the traditional diner ever comes back. I need to add that if I was in a sleeper on that train, I would like to see some kind of locking mechanism on my room's door. Sorry, but I would feel much more comfortable when leaving my room on such an open access run. I have seen it used on European trains and see no reason Amtrak can't do it.bostontrainguy wrote: ↑Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:25 pmThe solution is simple; use one of the Regional slots. I'm sure the capacity on an LD between WUS and BOS is there.Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:38 pm Mr. Trainguy, the Kennedys got you folks enough "pull" up your way as is.Mr Norman,
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So extending 91-92 to BOS would simply mean operating another train over railroad that is already "slotted full"; unless you care to lean on the Commodore of the Fairfield Navy to accept fewer "movable bridge" movements.
I am speaking from experience and selfishness. Right now if I want to take a train from Boston to Florida, I can check my bags at South Station but my luggage will arrive the day after I do. On the return trip my luggage has to be picked up the next day at South Station. I have in the past taken my luggage to South Station the night before our trip so that it is in Florida when we get there. Do you think anyone who is not at least a semi-railfan is going to put up with that?
The need to change in New York Penn coupled with the lack of through luggage makes the trip a bit of a hassle. If there absolutely is no way to add a train on the NEC north of New Haven, then run it via the inland route. It's more populated anyway.