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#21 GregL

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:55 AM

Do they have posters? I have several, however, I would like one ore two more. The online store doesn’t carry them any more.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

Do they have posters? I have several, however, I would like one ore two more. The online store doesn’t carry them any more.


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I found this page. I’ve not ordered from it yet as I have all the posters I want, but the selection and prices look good.....plus they have other merchandise too.

http://www.transitgi...p/amtrak-prints


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:59 PM

For those who have been there before, what kind of items do they have here? I'm assuming just the general shirts/hats/blankets/coffee mugs selection? Will be starting my CZ journey there in August and would like to know what to budget for! Haha.

 

I was hoping to get like a diecast train maybe, or maybe something specifically CZ-related.

 

Edit: Nevermind, sounds like it is a wholesale clearance going on. Haha.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:22 PM

Do they have posters? I have several, however, I would like one ore two more. The online store doesn’t carry them any more.


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I found this page. I’ve not ordered from it yet as I have all the posters I want, but the selection and prices look good.....plus they have other merchandise too.

http://www.transitgi...p/amtrak-prints


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No Texas Eagle print?
At least the prices are reasonable. The artist sells them on his website for a pretty penny.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:25 PM

 

Do they have posters? I have several, however, I would like one ore two more. The online store doesn’t carry them any more.


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I found this page. I’ve not ordered from it yet as I have all the posters I want, but the selection and prices look good.....plus they have other merchandise too.

http://www.transitgi...p/amtrak-prints


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These are 11" x 17"--that's kind of small for a "poster."


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:48 PM

 

Do they have posters? I have several, however, I would like one ore two more. The online store doesn’t carry them any more.


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I found this page. I’ve not ordered from it yet as I have all the posters I want, but the selection and prices look good.....plus they have other merchandise too.

http://www.transitgi...p/amtrak-prints


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These are 11" x 17"--that's kind of small for a "poster."
I bought a 18x24 frame, and put matting that matched each poster to fill in the difference.
They turned out. great.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:57 PM

 

 

Do they have posters? I have several, however, I would like one ore two more. The online store doesn’t carry them any more.


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I found this page. I’ve not ordered from it yet as I have all the posters I want, but the selection and prices look good.....plus they have other merchandise too.

http://www.transitgi...p/amtrak-prints


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No Texas Eagle print?
At least the prices are reasonable. The artist sells them on his website for a pretty penny.

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No Coast Starlight either. Booo.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:39 AM

For those who have been there before, what kind of items do they have here?

 

I was interested in tee shirts and didn't pay much attention to the other items, but there were pins and tie clips and maybe cuff links and such. There were also sweat shirts and a small pillow made to look like an Amtrak engine and other things that I don't recall.

 

Unrelated to the store, I have three items that I expect to discard if no one is interested.

 

The first is a framed Rand McNally map that is old enough that it does not have a copyright date. I bought it used over 20 years ago and it appeared old then. It has railroads and no highways. It also has many pinholes. Including the frame, it is about 36.5 inches by 54 inches.

Attached File  railroads old .jpg   240.3KB   26 downloads

 

The second is a more recent map in better shape. It also shows railroads and no highways. I have no recollection of where or when I got it. It is 24 inches by 36 inches.

Attached File  railroads recent .jpg   239.5KB   27 downloads

 

The third one is an Amtrak poster that I believe I got at a Train Days event back when there were Train Days events. It is 18 inches by 24 inches.

Attached File  veterans locomotive .jpg   141.79KB   27 downloads

 

Anyone?

 

Edited to add sizes.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:40 PM


For those who have been there before, what kind of items do they have here?

 
I was interested in tee shirts and didn't pay much attention to the other items, but there were pins and tie clips and maybe cuff links and such. There were also sweat shirts and a small pillow made to look like an Amtrak engine and other things that I don't recall.
 
Unrelated to the store, I have three items that I expect to discard if no one is interested.
 
The first is a framed Rand McNally map that is old enough that it does not have a copyright date. I bought it used over 20 years ago and it appeared old then. It has railroads and no highways. It also has many pinholes.
railroads old .jpg
 
The second is a more recent map in better shape. It also shows railroads and no highways. I have no recollection of where or when I got it.
railroads recent .jpg
 
The third one is an Amtrak poster that I believe I got at a Train Days event back when there were Train Days events.
veterans locomotive .jpg
 
Anyone?
Those are interesting! How big are they?
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:01 PM

For those who have been there before, what kind of items do they have here?

 
I was interested in tee shirts

Which t-shirts did they have?


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 02:22 PM

Those are interesting! How big are they?

 
What a reasonable question. I should have anticipated it. The framed railway map is 36.5 by 54 inches, the newer railway may is 24 by 36 inches, and the Veterans' Locomotive poster is 18 by 24 inches. I edited my original post to add that information.
 

Which t-shirts did they have?

 
The store had Empire Builder tee shirts in S, maybe M, XL, XXL, but no L. Guess what size I wanted.

 

I didn't check sizes, but Cardinal, Auto Train, and City of New Orleans were on display, and probably others. Coast Starlight and Sunset Limited were not available. Sorry I don't remember more details.

 

There were Amtrak America tee shirts in white or gray for $6. That seemed like a good deal, and they were available in Large.



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Posted 03 March 2018 - 11:06 PM

Those are interesting! How big are they?

 
What a reasonable question. I should have anticipated it. The framed railway map is 36.5 by 54 inches, the newer railway may is 24 by 36 inches, and the Veterans' Locomotive poster is 18 by 24 inches.
Thanks for the info. Would you be able to ship them? I would love to have them and definitely don't want to see them go to waste, but I'm currently in the process of moving so trying to figure out where they could go. If nobody else wants them, I will let you know if I can find a place for them in the next few days.
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Posted 04 March 2018 - 12:27 AM

Doesn’t sound like all that large of a selection at CUS.....however, online the t-shirts are almost nonexistent....they’ve purged a whole lot more in the last few days.


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Edited by tim49424, 04 March 2018 - 12:27 AM.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:53 PM

Thanks for the info. Would you be able to ship them? I would love to have them and definitely don't want to see them go to waste, but I'm currently in the process of moving so trying to figure out where they could go. If nobody else wants them, I will let you know if I can find a place for them in the next few days.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:59 PM

Does anyone know what the deal with the Amtrak Merchandise store at Chicago Union Station is? I was there last Saturday and am at CUS today and it’s closed but there are tables filled with stuff including t-shirts and posters....things that aren’t available online anymore.

 

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:01 PM

It definitely should still be open. Was there in late February and Amtrak hasn't said anything of it closing since then.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:04 PM

It's definitely still open.

When? What are the days/hours? It’s locked up currently as I checked a few times since I arrived here around 11 and checked several times last Saturday, same result. I too, was here in February but the inventory was lacking but it was open.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

 

It's definitely still open.

When? What are the days/hours? It’s locked up currently as I checked a few times since I arrived here around 11 and checked several times last Saturday, same result. I too, was here in February but the inventory was lacking but it was open.

 

I'm not sure what the days and hours are, just that it should be open. Maybe it's just closed this week.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:29 PM

Have you talked with an agent or manager with Amtrak to see what they know?


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:40 PM

Have you talked with an agent or manager with Amtrak to see what they know?


I just emailed CUS and am hoping for a response.
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