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Posted 25 February 2018 - 10:58 PM

Ardmore, OK, is the lone smoke stop for the Heartland Flyer.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:30 PM

And the Sunset Limited?



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:31 AM

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Niagara Falls, ON (Northbound)

Niagara Falls, NY (Southbound)



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:03 PM

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Niagara Falls, ON (Northbound)
Niagara Falls, NY (Southbound)

Do you know if there are any others? I would think Albany-Rensselaer would be a stretch stop as well, if not Syracuse, Rochester, and/or Buffalo-Depew.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 04:04 PM

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Niagara Falls, ON (Northbound)
Niagara Falls, NY (Southbound)

Do you know if there are any others? I would think Albany-Rensselaer would be a stretch stop as well, if not Syracuse, Rochester, and/or Buffalo-Depew.
This is correct and sometimes you can also get off in Utica if on time!
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 04:05 PM

And the Sunset Limited?

Houston,San Antonio,Alpine,El Paso and Tucson.
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Posted 02 June 2018 - 03:13 PM

 

 

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Niagara Falls, ON (Northbound)
Niagara Falls, NY (Southbound)

Do you know if there are any others? I would think Albany-Rensselaer would be a stretch stop as well, if not Syracuse, Rochester, and/or Buffalo-Depew.
This is correct and sometimes you can also get off in Utica if on time!

 

I didn't realize Utica can sometimes be called as a smoke/stretch stop, IF the train is on time going through there on Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, and etc. Interesting to learn. When I took the Lake Shore Limited a few years ago going back from NYC to Chicago, Utica wasn't called as such a stop for passengers going through there to later destinations to briefly get off to stretch/smoke/etc.


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 01:35 PM

 

And the Sunset Limited?

Houston,San Antonio,Alpine,El Paso and Tucson.

 

I believe those are engine crew change points.



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:57 AM

I found it interesting to note the stops on the Meteor between Savanah and Washington DC.

I’ve always been asleep and missed them and am usually eating breakfast during the DC stop.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 09:56 AM

And the Sunset Limited?

Houston,San Antonio,Alpine,El Paso and Tucson.

I believe those are engine crew change points.

I haven't been through Houston on the Sunset Limited, but San Antonio Alpine, El Paso, and Tucson were all smoke stops when I rode #2/#422 earlier this year.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 06:23 PM

 

 

 

And the Sunset Limited?

Houston,San Antonio,Alpine,El Paso and Tucson.

 

I believe those are engine crew change points.

 

I haven't been through Houston on the Sunset Limited, but San Antonio Alpine, El Paso, and Tucson were all smoke stops when I rode #2/#422 earlier this year.

 

Already stated by Bob Dylan (Jim) yesterday. 


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:51 PM

 

 

 

 

And the Sunset Limited?

Houston,San Antonio,Alpine,El Paso and Tucson.

 

I believe those are engine crew change points.

 

I haven't been through Houston on the Sunset Limited, but San Antonio Alpine, El Paso, and Tucson were all smoke stops when I rode #2/#422 earlier this year.

 

Already stated by Bob Dylan (Jim) yesterday. 

 

Where? I didn't see.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 08:05 PM

 

 

 

 

 

And the Sunset Limited?

Houston,San Antonio,Alpine,El Paso and Tucson.

 

I believe those are engine crew change points.

 

I haven't been through Houston on the Sunset Limited, but San Antonio Alpine, El Paso, and Tucson were all smoke stops when I rode #2/#422 earlier this year.

 

Already stated by Bob Dylan (Jim) yesterday. 

 

Where? I didn't see.

 

Look in this quote....



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:56 AM

Look in this quote....

Oh, I saw that post. My post was responding to Palmetto, who had corrected Jim that those stops were engine crew change points, and not smoke stops. So I was responding that they were smoke stops when I rode it.


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 05:22 PM

That quote is YOUR quote that YOU yourself posted!
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 05:45 PM

That quote is YOUR quote that YOU yourself posted!

 

This one is (obviously) mine...

I haven't been through Houston on the Sunset Limited, but San Antonio Alpine, El Paso, and Tucson were all smoke stops when I rode #2/#422 earlier this year.

 

...but I was talking about to (and I think AmtrakBlue was as well) this post by Bob Dylan:

 

And the Sunset Limited?

Houston,San Antonio,Alpine,El Paso and Tucson.

Edited by cpotisch, 04 July 2018 - 05:46 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 12:49 AM

Note your own post (#51), and the 2nd quoted post entry by Bob Dylan.
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:33 AM

Note your own post (#51), and the 2nd quoted post entry by Bob Dylan.

At this point I'm probably just hallucinating, but I don't see a post #51 anywhere, and only see one post by Bob Dylan, which was quoted and responded to by Palmetto, who I responded to. I'm totally derailing this thread at this point, though.  :wub:


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:47 PM

At Portland, OR, you can't smoke on the platform, and you need to go out the building to smoke, per memo by the City of Portland.

Also, I heard that smoking is prohibited at Sacramento Valley Rail Station platform and building. Can anyone verify or refute my claims on Sacramento being a non-smoking stop?


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:21 AM

I have seen passengers smoking on the platform in Sacramento. I also had a morning when the Zephyr and Capitol Corridor met and the CZ passengers were smoking. A guy came off the CC, looked at the smokers at the end of the platform then ran to an SCA and started insisting on his conductor. A conductor showed up, listened to the guy rant and then walked down to the smokers. They finished up and walked away. I heard later that smoking was not allowed but it wasn’t an enforced rule. So as of a month ago, people smoked on the end of the platform but I have no idea if it is official not allowed.




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