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#221 tommylicious

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:48 PM

take what we can get!



#222 KnightRail

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:48 PM

Tra[i]norders saying there's life at CAF....have a gander


That post is nothing more than a regurgitation of what was posted/hinted here.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:08 PM

Yeah, that was me.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:48 PM

 

 

I hate saying it, but March is fading fast and no one has posted any graphics vaguely hinting at that something might soon be emerging from Elmira.
 
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Well, it isn't March but here's a graphic:
 
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This one looks good...I hope. Excelsior is standing by.
What's the range on that radar? Are we talking miles or lightyears? Is it solar powered or does it run on imagination?
 
 
I heard the delays have allowed upgrades for the VL IIs to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs now.

Finally someone who doesn't say 14 parsecs! Lol!!! :lol:

Wish you all would quit posting this crap.


And your comment does no good. Those "crap" posts. Whatever they are will keep coming up. So I'm English. Deal with it. ;)
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:23 AM

Steve4031, there's a nice little feature in AU that you can use if you think posts are inappropriate. It's the Report feature. Try it, you might like it.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:24 AM

Steve4031, there's a nice little feature in AU that you can use if you think posts are inappropriate. It's the Report feature. Try it, you might like it.

Or one can selectively "Ignore" posts from so called "crap posters" too, instead of posting more crap posts about crap posts about crap posts, like I am doing right now. :P



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:03 AM

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:45 AM

Bloviation is not limited to Ohio.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:06 PM

If the radar is indeed not faulty this time, Christmas is either coming eight months early or four months late, based on your philosophical preference.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:22 PM


Wish you all would quit posting this crap.


And your comment does no good. Those "crap" posts. Whatever they are will keep coming up. So I'm English. Deal with it. ;)

 

 

 

 

Fair warning: The remainder of this post will have pictures. If that is problem for anyone, it is fortunate that Devil's Advocate has recently told us how to this should be handled:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, for those who are still reading:

 

If the radar is indeed not faulty this time, Christmas is either coming eight months early or four months late, based on your philosophical preference.

 

 

Radar reports are confirmed. Excelsior is staffed and approval has been granted . 

 

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The capital of New York should have a meeting with these two cities by Tuesday.


Edited by Thirdrail7, 21 April 2017 - 06:25 PM.

They say laughter is the best medicine. Obviously they never posted on AU.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:29 PM

Oooh! We are going to double the speed of delivery, eh? Good news indeed. We can now project the order completion by about 2022 then?

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:29 PM

You know, this might be enough to equip an entire train route.  Consistently.
 
I wonder whether we will first see a route *abandon its Heritage*, or whether we will see a *Restoration*.  (Hoping for the latter.)

(Also fishing for hilarious cryptic photos)

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:07 PM

Apparently they're going to roll out in alphabetical order. :)
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:34 AM

Makes sense since they're most likely to come out in numerical order, and the city names are assigned in alphabetical order to the numbers.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:47 AM

Yeah one of those things that you don't think of until you see it, then it's blindingly obvious.
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

And then as soon as it becomes obvious, comes an exception to prove the rule

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:57 PM

I wonder whether we will first see a route *abandon its Heritage*, or whether we will see a *Restoration*.  (Hoping for the latter.)

Sorry, I know the Lake Shore Ltd is your train, but I'm hoping it gets new diners last. Among the many advantages of the new cars should be improved reliability in every way. One way that matters a lot to Amtrak, is cars that fail on the NEC, and cars that go slow on the NEC.

 

When ALL the slow and failure-prone Heritage cars are gone from the NEC, the On Time Performance should improve for ALL other trains. You can't get the full effect you need with many new cars replacing many Heritage cars, or replacing most of them. It's ALL or nothing. And it's worth it.

 

So the one and only LD train that never operates on the NEC should be the last to benefit from new diners. Such is life.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:49 PM

You know, this might be enough to equip an entire train route.  Consistently.
 
I wonder whether we will first see a route *abandon its Heritage*, or whether we will see a *Restoration*.  (Hoping for the latter.)

(Also fishing for hilarious cryptic photos)

All of the Heritage equipment that is still roadworthy should be held onto as "Reserve Fleet," so if one or more of the Viewliners are taken out of service for whatever reason (such as a wreck), there will still be some backup equipment available to use until the Viewliners are fixed.


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Mid-Continent Railway Museum - North Freedom, WI

 


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 04:03 PM

Depends on how much it costs to keep equipment that require handcrafted parts, roadworthy.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 04:06 PM

Furthermore, even if the Lake Shore, Silver Star and Cardinal all get diners, AND the cardinal becomes daily, there will still be a fairly substantial spare factor, without keeping any Heritage cars active. 


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