• If you could restore a defunct Amtrak route

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Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

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  by scratchyX1
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:42 am
mtuandrew wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:16 pm Keep in mind we are talking Amtrak restoration, not MARC or VRE excursions.
I think the idea here is to use MARC/VRE to convince Amtrak and other powers-that-be that such a service is viable.

Heh... and to think I'm working on routing another "excursion" for another novel... but that's a separate topic.
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  by StLouSteve
 
Not reading back thru the last twenty pages, but did anyone mention the Cape Codder? That was a summer weekend only service from NYP up the corridor out to the Cape. Really a wonderful way to get out there. At Buzzards Bay, there was a connection to the Falmouth Branch using the tourist train or you could continue on to the middle of the Cape. This had to be one of the more obscure Amtrak runs.
  by Literalman
 
"I think the idea here is to use MARC/VRE to convince Amtrak and other powers-that-be that such a service is viable." Yes, that's what I meant. I don't think Amtrak would start even an experimental service without some indication that a lot of people would ride. As I recall (I might be wrong) the Amtrak Blue Ridge, way back when, had a weekend schedule oriented to bringing people from the Washington, DC, area to Harpers Ferry for the day. I don't know whether the market is really there, only that people seemed to ask about it at every public event we held. I've heard it suggested too that such a service could continue a few miles past Harper's Ferry to the Hollywood casino at Charles Town.
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