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#1 Seaboard92

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 12:02 PM

In this subject I'm going to post all of the ferry and position moves that are accepting passengers. Often times these moves are fairly cheap and allow you to get the experience of a private car for sometimes the same price as Amtrak for a better experience.
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Posted 02 September 2018 - 12:09 PM

9/10: One Way NYP-ALB aboard the New York Central 38, and Braddock Inn on Train No. 49
Cost:$100 cash day of departure
Reservations: joer@newrivertrain.com
Food: Not provided, you are welcome to bring your own however.
Depart 3:40 PM
Arrive: 6:20 PM
Available return times: 7:15 PM

Note: the current sleeper price on this train is $105 so save money go via PV.
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Posted 02 September 2018 - 12:32 PM

Thanks for posting this, and any other moves....I would be interested in any "rare mileage" moves that I haven't been on, if you ever get any of those...thanks... :)


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 01:10 PM

I'll post whatever I find. When I have some time I have a few other moves to post as well.
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Posted 02 September 2018 - 06:33 PM

9/11: One Way TOL-CHI aboard the New York Central 38, and Braddock Inn on Train No. 49
Cost:$100 cash day of departure
Reservations: joer@newrivertrain.com
Food: Not provided, you are welcome to bring your own however.
Depart 6:15 AM Eastern
Arrive: 9:50 AM Central
Available return times: 6:40 PM CT and 9:30 PM CT
Return cost:$43

Note: the current sleeper price on this train is $250 so save money go via PV.
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Posted 02 September 2018 - 06:48 PM

Car: Hollywood Beach
9/24: STL-CHI train No. 304
9/25: CHI-DEN Train No. 5
9/29: DEN-CHI Train No. 6
10/1: CHI-STL Train not specified
Cost:$2,500 for all legs
Reservations: onecniccat@prodigy.net
Food: Included

Note: The current Amtrak ticket price for this route is $999 in business and sleeper. This also includes all nights on the car in Denver so not a bad deal.
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Posted 02 September 2018 - 07:05 PM

Car:Stampede Pass
9/18: One Way CHI-MSP on train No. 7/27
Cost: $349
9/24: One Way MSP-CHI on train No. 8/28
Cost: $349
Round trip cost: $629
Reservations: PAXX rail
Food: Provided
Westbound
Depart 3:15 PM
Arrive: 11:00 PM
Available return times: next day
Eastbound
Depart:9:00 AM
Arrive: 5:45 PM
Return:next day
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Posted 02 September 2018 - 09:57 PM

The words "cheap", "private", and "car" generally don't go together in the same sentence (unless it is, "I'm too cheap to take a private car!"), but these look to be some prime opportunities. Thanks for sharing them here.


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 10:15 PM

There is another cheap way to enjoy them work on them. As owning is not a way to keep it cheap.
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Posted 02 September 2018 - 10:20 PM

Owning all types of stuff is not a way to experience it/them cheap(ly)!  :huh:


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 11:08 PM

There is another cheap way to enjoy them work on them. As owning is not a way to keep it cheap.

 

True enough; I've volunteered as a car host for the Galveston Railroad Museum on their annual "hurricane evacuation rehearsal" excursion.


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Posted 03 September 2018 - 12:54 PM

I was under the impression that Amtrak was not allowing private cars on their trains. Has there been a change?



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Posted 03 September 2018 - 01:24 PM

I was under the impression that Amtrak was not allowing private cars on their trains. Has there been a change?

While there was a rule change, there hasn’t been an outright ban.

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 06:30 PM

Car:Stampede Pass
9/18: One Way CHI-MSP on train No. 7/27
Cost: $349
9/24: One Way MSP-CHI on train No. 8/28
Cost: $349
Round trip cost: $629
Reservations: PAXX rail
Food: Provided
Westbound
Depart 3:15 PM
Arrive: 11:00 PM
Available return times: next day
Eastbound
Depart:9:00 AM
Arrive: 5:45 PM
Return:next day

Are these times accurate? The departures look to be an hour later than typical Empire Builder service.

Edited by NorthShore, 04 September 2018 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2018 - 06:32 PM

Could be track work. But I honestly went with what the PV owner is reporting.
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Posted 05 September 2018 - 12:27 AM

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 04:21 PM

Arrgh - should either be "$100" or "100 Dollar," not both.

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 04:59 PM

Arrgh - should either be "$100" or "100 Dollar," not both.

I know. Life is just so hard.


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:46 AM

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How'd it go?


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:48 AM

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One person from NYP-ALB. No one on the second. Paid for a few days food.
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