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Amtrak Rail Discussion


  1. Amtrak’s Future: Member Ideas and Discussion

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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Is anyone updating the Museum? - last post by maxbuskirk

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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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Glacier National Park, and... - last post by FrensicPic

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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My 6000 miles on Amtrak 201... - last post by Dave Van

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High Speed Rail Discussion

Discussion of high speed rail initiatives, proposals and projects. The emphasis is on USA proposals (although discussion of important international projects is fine), and for this forum “high speed” can include initiatives with maximum speeds 100mph or higher.

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Why is Higher Speed Rail in... - last post by WoodyinNYC

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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