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  1. CHamilton

    Happy New Year, from the Flight Deck

    The Iconic Concorde ‘Droop-Snoot’ Will Rise (and Fall) Once Again https://thepointsguy.com/news/concorde-droop-snoot/
  2. An interesting item from 1966 in Jon Gertner's book The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation.
  3. All Aboard Washington joins coalition to oppose I-976 http://allaboardwashington.org/all-aboard-washington-joins-coalition-to-oppose-i-976/ Amtrak Cascades Service could end on a single popular vote How a bankrupt fraud could disembowel transit service in Washington State https://www.railpassengers.org/happening-now/news/blog/amtrak-cascades-service-could-end-on-a-single-popular-vote/
  4. Arbitrator orders railway company to reinstate train engineer involved in Lac-Megantic tragedy https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/arbitrator-orders-railway-company-to-reinstate-train-engineer-involved-in-lac-megantic-tragedy-1.4262810#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=e532hvh
  5. Federal shutdown delays start of airline service in Everett https://www.heraldnet.com/news/federal-shutdown-delays-start-of-airline-service-in-everett/
  6. Alaska Airlines will start passenger flights from Everett’s Paine Field http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/alaska-airlines-will-start-passenger-flights-from-everetts-paine-field/
  7. It’s Time We Stood Up to Amtrak. http://www.trainsandtravel.com/2019/01/07/its-time-we-stood-up-to-amtrak/
  8. Jaded commuters will relate to this 'rail delay scarf' https://mashable.com/article/woman-knits-train-delay-scarf/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds#A.ijDN4AJOqM This explains the prevalence of "Dr. Who scarves" on Amtrak.
  9. He's passed the first hurdle: Eyman’s $30 car-tab initiative headed to Legislature https://www.heraldnet.com/northwest/eymans-30-car-tab-initiative-headed-to-legislature/ And his car-tab initiatives have always been approved by the voters. So we are going to have to fight.
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    Rail delay scarf

    Commuter Knits a ‘Rail Delay Scarf.’ It Fetches $8,650 on eBay. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/world/europe/germany-train-delay-scarf.html
  11. CHamilton

    Southwest Chief News & Future Operations

    Amtrak Will Honor SW Chief CRISI Grant Matching Pledge Posted on January 7, 2019 by Jim Souby http://colorail.org/amtrak-will-honor-sw-chief-crisi-grant-matching-pledge/
  12. Puget Sound rail lines fight landslides with science New forecasting tools can prevent stalled trains and potential tragedy on the Seattle-Everett railway. https://www.heraldnet.com/news/puget-sound-rail-lines-fight-landslides-with-science/
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    1-2-3 Free Promotion

    MODERATOR NOTE: this discussion was split off from the Solari Board discussion in the Amtrak Discussion forum. Someone in Amtrak's marketing department came up with a GIF representation of a Solari board for their latest email. How's that for irony?
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    1-2-3 Free Promotion

    Not in the least.
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    1-2-3 Free Promotion

    And as usual, totally useless for those of us not in the Northeast.
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    1-2-3 Free Promotion

    No idea. There are links to the promo on the homepage of amtrakguestrewards.com though.
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    1-2-3 Free Promotion

    Just one click registers you to start earning free summer travel Participate in our 1-2-3 FREE promotion in three easy steps: 1.Register for Acela®, Northeast RegionalSM or both promotions 2.Take three qualifying roundtrips on Acela between January 2 and February 28 or take three qualifying roundtrips on Northeast Regional in the same time period 3.Enjoy a free roundtrip between July 2 and August 29 It's as easy as 1-2-3 FREE.
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    Solari Board at PHL

    Clickety Clackety! Philly Rallies to Save its Train Station Flip Board https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/12/amtrak-philadelphia-30th-street-station-split-flap-display-board/578053/?utm_source=feed
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    Solari Board at PHL

    Column by architecture/design critic, Inga Saffron Amtrak, keep the mod flipboard sign. It’s part of your heritage. | Inga Saffron http://www2.philly.com/real-estate/inga-saffron/amtrak-solari-split-flap-board-digital-20181206.html?cid=Philly.com+Facebook&utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social
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    Solari Board at PHL

    So long, Solari. Beloved 30th Street Station information board scheduled to depart https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/beloved-30th-street-station-information-board-scheduled-depart?fbclid=IwAR0wda-4H4cClH1pxMagfJbazAQJvdKND5bFpKnG3jEC_fFSkaoC336kl4c
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    Ferries, Ferries, and still more Ferries

    Fast ferry between Seattle and Kingston starts Monday https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/fast-ferry-between-seattle-and-kingston-starts-monday/281-611137807
  22. https://pedestrianobservations.com/2018/11/20/fra-reform-is-here/
  23. Landslide derails commuter train near Barcelona, killing 1 https://www.apnews.com/b24304a4f9eb4a84bbfae2c1778441b5
  24. CHamilton

    The best medicine

    [Cartoon: Christopher Weyant, Cagle Cartoons]
  25. 1st train in over a year arrives in Churchill https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/churchill-first-train-arrives-1.4886923?fbclid=IwAR0oFhyijtkp8v7WpRpHeruPlv6-FFJlkpKMPJM5NhGahpmJViQajn46xaE