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This forum is for site news and announcements, and for new members introductions.

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Amtrak Rail Discussion


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Discussion and Q&A of Amtrak past, present and future. Discussion of member ideas for the future of Amtrak can be made in the Amtrak Future sub-forum.

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Guest Forum for Amtrak Questions

This forum allows posting by non-members. The posts should be limited to specific questions concerning Amtrak travel. The membership will provide answers and suggestions. Topics started by non-members that are not specific Amtrak travel questions may be removed or moved to a members-only forum. Members should not start new topics in the Guest Forum.

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Amtrak Guest Rewards

Discuss the Amtrak Guest Rewards Program and related issues.

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Museum of Amtrak Timetables Discussion

discussion of www.timetables.org

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Amtrak FAQs & First-Time Rider Info

This forum provides basic information about Amtrak travel including tips of value to first time riders. Members: please post your insider travel tips in this forum. This forum is intended to be an information resource. For Amtrak questions or start a discussion, please use the Amtrak Rail Discussion forum.

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Where to Go and What to See


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Tips and discussion about what to see, things to do, where to eat and where to stay in cities, towns and other vacation destinations throughout the country.

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Travelogues / Trip Reports

Post your rail-associated travelogues and trip reports in this forum. All reports with at least some rail involvement are welcome, whether that rail is Amtrak or not.

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High Speed and Other Non-Amtrak Intercity Rail

Discussion of non-Amtrak high speed and other intercity rail proposals, projects and operation, including Brightline in Florida.

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Commuter Rail and Rail Transit Discussion

Discussion of commuter rail, rail transit (heavy and light rail) and other local, fixed guideway transportation systems.

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Includes forums for the discussion of privately-owned railcar movements and travel, VIA Rail Canada, and general rail topics that are not covered by other forums.

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Rail Advocacy Forum

Discussion of issues, initiatives and organization activities relating to advocacy for maintaining and expansion of rail transportation

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Rail Photography

Discussion of rail photography equipment, techniques, tips and "hot spot" locations, along with image posting

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Model Railroading and Railroad Simulation Applications

Discussion of Model Railroading and Railroad Simulation Applications.

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Non-Rail Transportation

Discussion of all transportation that is not a train. Planes, ships, buses, cars, bicycles, mopeds, segways – you name it. If it does not use a fixed guideway, this it it’s home.

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