261 Duluth Trip Cancelled
Posted 02 May 2018 - 12:59 AM
So thanks to someone with power who doesn't understand the impact of his decisions on the state of Minnesota which has lost a major amount of economic activity. And unfortunately without a PTC fundraiser it's very likely even when the charter restrictions get revoked which will happen probably as soon as Anderson is out that the engine may never run on the mainline.
So thank you Mr. Anderson you really did a great job helping Amtrak win friends.
Disclosure: I was not contracted to work on the 261 trip, nor am I friends with most of their crew. But I do see this denial as an attack against all charter operators.
Amtrak Routes I've riden: Silver Star(NYP-ORL), Silver Meteor(KIS-NYP),Carolinian(CLT-NWK), Palmetto (FLO-NYP), Acela(WAS-NYP), NE Regional(WBG-RVR), Pacific Surfliner(SAN-OSD), Piedmont(CLT-SAL), Crescent(NYP-CLT), Cardinal (WAS-CHI), Capitol Limited (CHI-WAS), Cascade (PDX-SEA)
Steam Engines I've worked behind: Norfolk & Western No. 611; Nickel Plate Road No. 765; Southern Pacific No. 4449
Posted 02 May 2018 - 06:23 AM
We were scheduled to ride a three day PV trip in July out of EMY, just received notice Amtrak cancelled that as well!
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 06:26 PM
Great. Amtrak's (and Anderson's) new policies and business plan aren't just destroying Amtrak, they're taking down small businesses and workers with it.
Routes Traveled: Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Crescent, Lake Shore Limited, California Zephyr, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Ethan Allen Express, Empire Service, Maple Leaf, Adirondack, Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service
Wish List: Auto Train, Cardinal, CONO, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Crescent (overnight), Adirondack w/ Great Dome, Downeaster
Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:09 PM
Businesses come and go every day. I've been there, done that, got the sticker. Sometimes it is the fault of the owner, sometimes it is out of their hands. While I feel bad for whomever may have been financially affected, no one has any right to success, and if any businessperson stakes their entire plan on a single point of failure, they are nothing short of negligent if they don't consider the possibility of that point failing.
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We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
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