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#81 railiner

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:11 AM

There are a lot of interesting, and some rather grandiose wishes in this thread.  

I had a much more basic wish....extending some Downeaster's from Brunswick to Bangor.   I had thought that it shouldn't be too 'far out'....but then I read this excellent article, that sheds some realistic facts 

about why such an extension is unlikely.   Probably can apply to some of the other proposal's in this thread....

 

http://bangordailyne...r-a-pipe-dream/


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:54 PM

I posted a version of this in the "Expanding the Amtrak Route Map" thread and thought it appropriately wishful for this one:

Amtrak service to Michigan's Upper Peninsula (perhaps named Superior Regional). I'd love to take a train from Chicago up the Wisconsin coast to Menominee, Escanaba, St Ignace, L'Anse, Marquette, Munising, Tahquamenon, and Sault Ste. Marie. Who wouldn't want to take a camping trip by train?

More grandiose, build a five mile rail bridge across the straits of Mackinac and extend the Pere Marquette through Muskegon, Ludington, Traverse City, Petoskey, Mackinaw City, and across the straits to St Ignace and Sault Ste Marie. Or, for a real pipe dream, make a rail "chunnel" Mackinaw City-St Ignace as a mini Gateway project (once the Mich legislature feels like spending money again). Time it with removing 64-year-old Enbridge Line 5 and save a bit of money.


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:50 PM

I want a Winnipeg Express with stops in New York, Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Fargo, and Winnipeg.
Travelled: Broadway Limited (1), Lake Shore Limited (6), Capitol Limited (7), Empire Builder (1), Southwest Chief (2), Sunset Limited (1), California Zephyr (3), Coast Starlight (2), Silver Meteor (5), Silver Star (5), Silver Palm (2), Crescent (1), Cardinal (4), Auto Train (4), Pennsylvanian (2), Palmetto (1), Acela Express (1), Empire Service (1), Northeast Regional (11), Keystone Service (1) --- Total Miles: 50,144 --- Total Trains: 61
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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:28 AM

I want a through train Washington - Baltimore - Philadelphia - New York -Boston - Dublin - London.
 
https://en.wikipedia...rough_the_Deeps
http://www.iol.ie/~carrollm/hh/n13.htm
 
As you can see, this idea is not my own.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:42 AM

Your posted suggestion has more validity than mine my reason is I live sorta Near New York and Winnipeg is my favorite city.
Travelled: Broadway Limited (1), Lake Shore Limited (6), Capitol Limited (7), Empire Builder (1), Southwest Chief (2), Sunset Limited (1), California Zephyr (3), Coast Starlight (2), Silver Meteor (5), Silver Star (5), Silver Palm (2), Crescent (1), Cardinal (4), Auto Train (4), Pennsylvanian (2), Palmetto (1), Acela Express (1), Empire Service (1), Northeast Regional (11), Keystone Service (1) --- Total Miles: 50,144 --- Total Trains: 61
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:58 AM

There are a lot of interesting, and some rather grandiose wishes in this thread.  
I had a much more basic wish....extending some Downeaster's from Brunswick to Bangor.   I had thought that it shouldn't be too 'far out'....but then I read this excellent article, that sheds some realistic facts 
about why such an extension is unlikely.   Probably can apply to some of the other proposal's in this thread....
 
http://bangordailyne...r-a-pipe-dream/


It's possible. Given the lengths by which Maine passenger rail has expanded (a short stretch at a time), I'd probably try for Augusta first (it's on the way, and getting state legislators to take the train always helps).

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:29 AM

New Orleans to Jax or Orlando. Right now us Florida types have to go to DC to go anywhere!


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