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#141 jis

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:18 PM

That is what he said at the NARP conclave in Chicago too. he intends to ride in standard passenger accommodation.

 

And indeed, though he did not say it categorically, but the impression that he gave is that all overnight LD trains will eventually get Diners, once the Diner delivery situation is behind them. In side conversations it was mentioned that the exact nature of service (the soft product) in the Diners may vary a bit from train to train.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:28 PM

That is excellent news and a 180 degree turn from Smiley Joe Boardman when he was CEO, and letting the Bean Counters run amok with their Nickel and Dime cuts to LD Trains!😎

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:02 PM

That is excellent news and a 180 degree turn from Smiley Joe Boardman when he was CEO, and letting the Bean Counters run amok with their Nickel and Dime cuts to LD Trains!

Boardman's bean counter (CFO) over him even Boardman appeared to have no control, has been long gone. One of the early casualties after the arrival of Moorman.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:54 PM

Anderson would only travel in main cabin at Delta. I'm a flight attendant at Delta and know this as fact. His wife would do the same as well. He liked the interaction with the passengers and listened to their feedback.  Unlike our current CEO that doesn't follow that routine, but I digress



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 01:12 PM

Anderson would only travel in main cabin at Delta. I'm a flight attendant at Delta and know this as fact. His wife would do the same as well. He liked the interaction with the passengers and listened to their feedback.  Unlike our current CEO that doesn't follow that routine, but I digress

Disgression can be good for the soul, and very informative, LOL.



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 02:23 PM

Once Wick is a consultant hope Anderson uses him especially for track work and dealing with freight RRs !  Appears that NYPS work this past summer had more items completed than originally planned ?



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 06:52 PM

Despite his history as an airline executive, Mr. Anderson was advertising his rail bona fides at the NARP conference; apparently his father worked for a railroad. In Galveston.

Huh... wonder if we'll see a restoration of passenger service to Galveston :-)

 

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