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#21 cirdan

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 05:27 AM

There seems to be a long history of small operators going in with high hopes only to see they have overestimated the difficulty of running trains.

 

Think Wrexham & Shropshire, Iowa Pacific, Interconexx



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:17 PM

Wrexham & Shropshire has a book out from the management team. Good read if you can get a copy.


Locomore sent out a E-mail today. The 5 day a week operated plan is helping with the maintenance issues. The two days they aren't running is helping to catch up on the backlog e-mails. However they issued a one-time discount code. Asking you to ride more offen as the total ridership is a good number but there still in the red.

If I jump on a airplane this week, it will be some place warm where I land.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:52 AM

Random update. Back to 7 days a week in April. Ten passengers cars on property. Eight in use on weekends. Which is keeping the maintenance issues at bay. 2 of cars are rentals. The rest are painted and rebuild to there specific. The engines are contract so far no issues. Still not happy with ridership on certain portions. Still trying to raise funds.

Love how you can rent passengers cars in Europe. If we here in the states had this opportunity.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:58 PM

Random update. Back to 7 days a week in April. Ten passengers cars on property. Eight in use on weekends. Which is keeping the maintenance issues at bay. 2 of cars are rentals. The rest are painted and rebuild to there specific. The engines are contract so far no issues. Still not happy with ridership on certain portions. Still trying to raise funds.

Love how you can rent passengers cars in Europe. If we here in the states had this opportunity.


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I rode this service a month ago. The cars definitely where old despite the updating. The conductor was super friendly (he even had ridden Amtrak more than me). I got on at the end of the run in Heidelberg so the bathrooms where unusable. Train was fast and only ran about 5 minutes late So all in all a mixed bag.

If I won the lottery, I'd probably build a passenger from nowhere to nowhere.





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