Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:13 PM
Looked at the Amtrak Map proposal. What no CHI-MIA Floridian with stops in Nashville and Louisville.? Its a gyp! They can't even fantasize right.
Not exactly the original Amtrak route (http://www.timetable...10501&item=0025 ) but the map has a CHI-Nashville route. Then it could go one of two ways:
1) Nashville-Chattanooga-Atlanta-Macon-Savannah-Silver Star/Meteor route
2) Nashville-Birmingham-Montgomery-Pensacola-Tallahassee-Jacksonville-Silver Star/Meteor route
The second route covers most of the Floridian route between CHI-Montgomery and the SS/SM route and adds two cities along the old SL East route while the first adds Atlanta.
My guess is if such a map were to come to exist the primary CHI-Florida route would be via Atlanta and the further west option that merges with the Gulf Coast route west of JAX. The Birmingham option would miss the largest intermediate market on the entire route and the Savannah route would likely be significantly longer than the other ATL-Florida route. However, if all the routes were actually implemented there is no reason there could not be at least one Chicago-Florida train on each of them.
As a side note, does that map seriously have Rockford written as Rutherford?
Edited by brianpmcdonnell17, 16 May 2017 - 04:19 PM.
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