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#1 Twin Star Rocket

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 04:51 AM

I have a winter-spring 2016 timetable (effective 1-11-16) as the last printed issue for the system.   Any after that date?

I also have a 2016-2017 Rail Vacations booklet which I suspect is the last printed one as well.


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:15 AM

I have a winter-spring 2016 timetable (effective 1-11-16) as the last printed issue for the system.   Any after that date?

I also have a 2016-2017 Rail Vacations booklet which I suspect is the last printed one as well.

Winter-Spring 2016 is the latest one I have.


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 03:24 PM

Winter-Spring 2016 is the latest one that I have as well.

 

Is it really true that Amtrak is no longer printing route specific timetables as well?



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 04:26 PM

Is it really true that Amtrak is no longer printing route specific timetables as well?


I can report that there were plenty of up-to-date printed Pacific Surfliner timetables available at Van Nuys two weeks ago.

Edited by trainman74, 09 October 2018 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:46 PM

 

Is it really true that Amtrak is no longer printing route specific timetables as well?


I can report that there were plenty of up-to-date printed Pacific Surfliner timetables available at Van Nuys two weeks ago.

 

 

 

Thanks for replying!

 

How about the Silver Service from  Washington to Miami available at Washington or Fort Lauderdale for a return journey?



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 09:58 PM

I believe the OP was inquiring about the System (national) timetable that was printed, now only available as a PDF...

https://www.amtrak.c...able-060118.pdf


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5540 miles booked for this fall on the Sunset Limited, City of New Orleans, Illini/Saluki, Southwest Chief.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:44 PM

A few years ago, I was told that VIA Rail also discontinued them, but this past June, I pick one up in Montreal (on request, not on display), dated 5 November 2017.   And I believe there may be a 2018 update...


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:21 PM

I believe the OP was inquiring about the System (national) timetable that was printed, now only available as a PDF...

https://www.amtrak.c...able-060118.pdf

 

Yes, I understand that.  But, I recall reading that the printed specific route timetables were also no longer available.  I just wanted to confirm that information.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:32 PM

 

I believe the OP was inquiring about the System (national) timetable that was printed, now only available as a PDF...

https://www.amtrak.c...able-060118.pdf

 

Yes, I understand that.  But, I recall reading that the printed specific route timetables were also no longer available.  I just wanted to confirm that information.

 

Yea, I also recall mention of specific route timetables will no longer printed... somewhere!

 

Also, trainman74 mentioned Pacific Surfliner timetables being available...perhaps being the Surfliner is state funded has something to do with. Just like they retained discount programs which were discontinued by Amtrak...that again came from the State of California not Amtrak.


Edited by FrensicPic, 10 October 2018 - 03:37 PM.

John...

29,076 miles on the Coast Starlight, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Empire Builder, California Zephyr and Capitol Limited.

5540 miles booked for this fall on the Sunset Limited, City of New Orleans, Illini/Saluki, Southwest Chief.

More miles on the Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink, White Pass and Yukon Route, Grand Canyon Railway, Napa Valley Wine Train, Fillmore and Western and private railcars with LARail.com

Photos: http://www.flickr.co...rensicpic/sets/


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:49 PM

Is it really true that Amtrak is no longer printing route specific timetables as well?

 

I can tell you that it's almost impossible to find timetables for the NEC at 30th Street. 

 

When I was in DC in January there were a lot of timetables at the counter near the Club Acela.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:06 PM

 

Is it really true that Amtrak is no longer printing route specific timetables as well?

 

I can tell you that it's almost impossible to find timetables for the NEC at 30th Street. 

 

When I was in DC in January there were a lot of timetables at the counter near the Club Acela.

 

 

They have also largely, if not completely, disappeared from Chicago as well.


Edited by Eric S, 11 October 2018 - 03:07 PM.





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