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Discussing Silver Star/Silver Meteor Schedules

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#41 jis



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:01 PM

Boston is a very small factor except in the pages of AU. :P It is very unlikely that there will be a Boston Miami train in our lifetimes if ever.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:24 PM

Taking a Silver train to Boston requires another train set. That alone is not efficient use of equipment. The 8 car winter limit at present at BOS also would limit any Silver. More over there cannot be another train on the New Rochelle <> New haven ( MNRR ) line until the bridge(s) replacement work is finished in CT because 2 tracks will have to be closed at a time until bridge work is finished. Present Star or Meteor schedules pu the train on MNRR during rush hours.

Now if an executive sleeper is ever reinstated then Attach the sleeper car onto a Palmetto that has been extended to south Florida. Do worry some about northbound connections at WASH but southbound should never be a problem. That way with a Palmetto extended to south Florida just one sleeper needed. And an executive sleeper on its own before Palmetto extended may not be a problem.

Edited by west point, 12 January 2017 - 01:31 PM.

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