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#1 NEPATrainTraveler

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:17 PM

Hello,

 

After lurking around for awhile and making a thread as a guest (I made the thread about taking Amtrak to MKE), I decided to join.   I've been into trains since I was a kid, the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton is what got me interested in them.  I didn't get a chance to ride a passenger train until I was in my teens when I rode the MBTA regional rail into Boston during a family vacation.  My first Amtrak trip was this July when I went by myself from New York to Baltimore and back.  It was a good experience, despite both trains being late.

 


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#2 the_traveler

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:41 PM

Welcome aboard!:hi:
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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!

#3 BuffaloBoy

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:41 AM

I would be very interested to hear your feedback when you take your first long distance train trip! Welcome!


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 02:33 AM

Welcome to AU. Feel free to pick our brains about Amtrak and enjoy the ride!
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Amtrak Trains Ridden So Far:    86,889 miles and counting
Lake Shore Ltd, Capitol Ltd, Pennsylvanian, NE Corridors, Crescent, City of New Orleans, Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Hoosier, SW Chief, Surfliners, California Capitol Corridors, Coast Starlight, Cascades. Texas Eagle, San Joaquins, Missouri River Runner,Cardinal, Downeaster, Silver Meteor, Keystones, Auto Train, Adirondack, Lincoln Service, Illinois Zephyr, Carl Sandburg, Texas Eagle Detour Rt, 2013 Autumn Express Tour PHL, Silver Star, Sunset Limited -Acela Express-  2015 Autumn Express ALB - Empire Service Via Rail Corridor Trains Cobourg-Ottawa-Montreal,(round trip)  The Ocean (round trip)--   2,250 miles


#5 CrazyTrain

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:53 AM

Welcome! I'm new, too, but learning a lot from these guys.


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#6 cpotisch

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:27 AM

Welcome! Glad to have you with us!


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Routes Traveled: Silver Meteor, Silver Star, CrescentLake Shore LimitedCalifornia Zephyr, Sunset Limited, Texas EagleEthan Allen Express, Empire Service, Maple Leaf, AdirondackAcela Express, Northeast RegionalKeystone Service, Downeaster w/ Great Dome
 
Wish List: Auto Train, Cardinal, CONO, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Crescent (overnight), Adirondack w/ Great Dome


#7 Woodcut60

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:16 AM

Welcome! This is an excellent forum. The combined knowledge here is formidable.


Amtrak Routes Traveled: Lake Shore Limited, California Zephyr, San Joaquin, Pacific Surfliner, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Cardinal, Crescent, Sunset Limited, Southwest Chief, Hiawatha, City of New Orleans, Texas Eagle, Heartland Flyer, Missouri River Runner, Lincoln, Wolverine, Northeast Regional, Acela Express, Downeaster, Vermonter, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Capitol Limited, Pennsylvanian, Amtrak Cascades, Maple Leaf, Adirondack, Ethan Allen Express, Keystone, Carolinian, Piedmont.
Other Routes in North America: Denali Star (Anchorage-Fairbanks, Alaska Railroad), The Ocean (Halifax-Montréal), Corridor (Montréal-Toronto), The Canadian (Toronto-Vancouver).
Amtrak: approx. 29,000 miles and 47 states; VIA Rail Canada: approx. 4,300 miles and eight provinces.

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 08:10 AM

welcome aboard






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