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#1 AlanB

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:38 PM

Please use this topic to recommend links to other sites that you have found helpful for your Amtrak travel. Please do not recommend sites that only show pictures of the outside of Amtrak trains, or that contain content that can easily be found on other sites. We will not give consideration to a site wholly owned by a member, unless another member recommends that site.

Anthony and I alone will determine if a site is worthy of inclusion on the list and we reserve the right to reject any submission that we feel doesn't truly benefit a majority of our members and our guests.

Also please report any links that don't work in this topic, or worse links that no longer link to the originally intended content.
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#2 Superliner Diner

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 07:23 AM

http://www.amtrakhiawatha.com/
http://www.heartlandflyer.com/
http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ or http://www.amtrakcapitols.com/
http://www.amtrakcalifornia.com/
http://www.bytrain.o...er/default.html (Carolinian & Piedmont)
http://www.amtrakcascades.com/
http://www.thedowneaster.com/

#3 AlanB

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 10:42 AM

http://www.amtrakhiawatha.com/
http://www.heartlandflyer.com/
http://www.capitolcorridor.org/ or http://www.amtrakcapitols.com/
http://www.amtrakcalifornia.com/
http://www.bytrain.o...er/default.html (Carolinian & Piedmont)
http://www.amtrakcascades.com/
http://www.thedowneaster.com/



All, but the Hiawatha are already up under the "Other Amtrak Links" section.

But I will add the Hiawatha. Thanks. :)
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#4 RailFanLNK

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:45 PM

www.hostelz.com and
www.hostels.com both are good sources for "cheap" place to eat and sleep.

Al

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:15 PM

How about the Amtrak Rewards Website

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 10:25 PM

How about the Amtrak Rewards Website


Yeah, I guess I should add that one.
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#7 PRR 60

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:26 PM

How about the Illinois service page from I-DOT?

http://www.dot.state...trak/amtrak.asp

#8 Superliner Diner

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:06 PM

Michigan Amtrak trains (Pere Marquette, Blue Water, and Wolverine Service) are in this site: http://www.mitrain.com/

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:12 PM

http://railroadpasse...s.blogspot.com/
http://mwhsr.blogspot.com/
http://ticketpunch.blogspot.com/
http://highspeedrailnow.blogspot.com/
http://trains4america.wordpress.com/
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 01:55 PM

Out of Print and Used Railroad Books

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:22 AM

The USA by Rail guide website should be useful to many people.

http://www.usa-by-rail.com

USA by Rail guide book.


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 11:13 AM

I found this site last night, which might be of interest to Forum Members.

Not particularly about Amtrak, more like RailRoad History.

http://www.catskilla...a/Page0002.Html

"Railroad Extra is back, now hosted here at the Catskill Archive! This site by Tom Ehrenreich is an anthology of 19th and early 20th century railroading, and is directed towards the enthusiast and civil engineer as well. Click here for one of the finest railroad archives on the 'net!"
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:15 PM

I know that Superliner Diner has come up with a page of all the hotels near train stations which I think is great, but could this ever be done: How bout all the names of the mass transit systems in cities that Amtrak travels to. I never knew Chicago had Metra until our trip last year. I had been on this forum for almost 1 1/2 years at that time. I had looked at getting hotels on the blue or red or orange line, but didn't know anything about Metra and how it served the outer suburbs. In CHI alone you have CTA, Metra and then the site RTAChicago.Komm that are helpful for travelers who are either knew to mass transit or just learning. I'm going to San Antonio in 2 years along with Seattle, but I don't know the names of thier transit systems so I will have to do a google search to find out. Thanks!

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:29 PM

I know that Superliner Diner has come up with a page of all the hotels near train stations which I think is great, but could this ever be done: How bout all the names of the mass transit systems in cities that Amtrak travels to. I never knew Chicago had Metra until our trip last year. I had been on this forum for almost 1 1/2 years at that time. I had looked at getting hotels on the blue or red or orange line, but didn't know anything about Metra and how it served the outer suburbs. In CHI alone you have CTA, Metra and then the site RTAChicago.Komm that are helpful for travelers who are either knew to mass transit or just learning. I'm going to San Antonio in 2 years along with Seattle, but I don't know the names of their transit systems so I will have to do a goggle search to find out. Thanks!

Al


Al - we could put you in charge of getting all that info together for us. :)

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:08 PM

Uh...that would be a disaster. Just leaving NYC I was hearing "Long Island Railroad" which to this day, I still don't know what that is..."New Jersey Transit" ..........ain't gotta clue with that one either! I can tell you this....Lincoln NE hop off the CZ and hope that STARTRAN comes around about 6 hours later with the one bus we seem to have in this city that goes....nowhere! :angry:

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:17 AM

I ran across the following site which train nostalgia aficionados may enjoy. It is an archive of advertisements which appeared in US and Canadian magazines and newspapers between 1911 and 1955. There's nothing specific to Amtrak, obviously, but there are some really great old ads from the railroads of yesteryear and related industries like the Pullman Company. It is fully searchable and free to access, with an expansive collection of over 7,000 images. Just type in "train" or "railroad", though you can search for anything, really.

Ad* Access collection at Duke

Note the window to search the "Ad* Access" collection appears on the left side of the page.
(A larger search across all digital collections at Duke University is at the top.)


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:14 AM

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:59 AM

How about Service Alerts?
http://www.amtrak.co...e...&ssid=11074

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:02 AM

Amtrak Status Maps

I prefer this over amtrakdelays.com

http://72.148.42.113...StatusMaps.html

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:19 AM

Amtrak Status Maps

I prefer this over amtrakdelays.com

http://72.148.42.113...StatusMaps.html

I'm getting a 'connection refused' message when I try the link. Anyone else getting that?
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