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Safety Patrol Train 2019?

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Does anyone know if the Safety Patrol Train is scheduled for 2019? It usually runs either in January or February between WPB and WAS on the Silver Meteor, trains 98 and 97.

 

Checking schedules, it appears that train 98 is sold out between ORL and WAS on 1/10/19 and 1/17/19 and train 97 is sold out between WAS and ORL on 1/13 and 1/20. My first guess is the Safety Patrol Train.

 

Thanks.

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I seem to remember somebody saying they were going to go by air from now on. Curious.

 

jb

 

This is last year's discussion about the safety patrol train. There was discussion about flying.

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Hopefully for the sake of regular Amtrak pax this thing gets cancelled! From what I understand, they jettison anyone who already has a res on the days this thing runs.

 

The number of displaced passengers is minuscule this far in advance and they aren't jettisoned without options. Alternate transportation is available on the Silver Star which covers all but 6 Meteor stops. Of those 6 stops, 5 are covered by the Palmetto for travel to/from all points from SAV north. You're only displacing traffic from Florida to Yemassee to Fayetteville. Not exactly a hot corridor with middle of the night stops.

 

At least the Safety Patrol tradition appears to be continuing, introducing the next generation to the possibility of travel by rail. Anderson could have just as easily pulled a Toys for Tots on this train, too.

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Hopefully for the sake of regular Amtrak pax this thing gets cancelled! From what I understand, they jettison anyone who already has a res on the days this thing runs.

 

The number of displaced passengers is minuscule this far in advance and they aren't jettisoned without options. Alternate transportation is available on the Silver Star which covers all but 6 Meteor stops. Of those 6 stops, 5 are covered by the Palmetto for travel to/from all points from SAV north. You're only displacing traffic from Florida to Yemassee to Fayetteville. Not exactly a hot corridor with middle of the night stops.

 

At least the Safety Patrol tradition appears to be continuing, introducing the next generation to the possibility of travel by rail. Anderson could have just as easily pulled a Toys for Tots on this train, too.

 

Are the above dates that indicated "sold out" trains, the dates of 2019 Safety Patrol trains?

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Hopefully for the sake of regular Amtrak pax this thing gets cancelled! From what I understand, they jettison anyone who already has a res on the days this thing runs.

 

The number of displaced passengers is minuscule this far in advance and they aren't jettisoned without options. Alternate transportation is available on the Silver Star which covers all but 6 Meteor stops. Of those 6 stops, 5 are covered by the Palmetto for travel to/from all points from SAV north. You're only displacing traffic from Florida to Yemassee to Fayetteville. Not exactly a hot corridor with middle of the night stops.

 

At least the Safety Patrol tradition appears to be continuing, introducing the next generation to the possibility of travel by rail. Anderson could have just as easily pulled a Toys for Tots on this train, too.

 

I agree with you. Its a deserving tradition for the children.

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On 10/29/2018 at 1:05 PM, pennyk said:

Are the above dates that indicated "sold out" trains, the dates of 2019 Safety Patrol trains?

The dates do look like 1/10 and 1/17 for 98 and also 1/13 and 1/20 for 97 not only because those trains are sold out, but also because the schedules have been modified for those days.

jb

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