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    MARC Rider replied to the thread America's coolest train stations?.

    The station is the 1889 station built by the B&O. It was renovated a few years ago, and there are some historical displays in the...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 11:21 PM
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    MARC Rider posted a new thread.

    My second long-distance train trip -- 1973, Broadway Limited

    After my first overnight train trip with the Scouts to Philmont in 1968 I didn't get any chances to take another for a few years. After...

    Forum: Travelogues / Trip Reports

    Jun 24, 2019 at 4:35 AM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Trump Treatening VETO of 2020 Spending over Amtrak?.

    You prove my point. Support for Amtrak is not really a party issue. The President's base is not clamoring to cut funding for Amtrak....

    Jun 24, 2019 at 4:02 AM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Trump Treatening VETO of 2020 Spending over Amtrak?.

    That sounds encouraging, but I'll believe it when I see them repeal the requirement that food service be "profitable." Or provide...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 3:58 AM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Sunset losing Diner?.

    I'd like to see these "market analyses." According to the RPA, (https://www.railpassengers.org/site/assets/files/3435/ld.pdf) 70% of...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 3:49 AM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread America's coolest train stations?.

    The Lackawanna Station in Scranton. It's a Raddison hotel now, but still has great mosaics of scenes from the Lackawanna Route in the...

    Jun 24, 2019 at 3:14 AM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread America's coolest train stations?.

    Greensboro, NC Raleigh, NC Baltimore, MD (Penn Station)

    Jun 23, 2019 at 6:36 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Trump Treatening VETO of 2020 Spending over Amtrak?.

    Actually, the cuts may be minuscule, but they may be politically important in terms of persuading certain members of Congress that...

    Jun 23, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Brightline/Virgin Trains (FEC) Update.

    "Profitability" is an extremely slippery term. That's why if you work in Hollywood, you make sure your agent gets you a cut of the...

    Jun 21, 2019 at 9:54 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread South Florida turnaround stop.

    The other thing to consider is that later in the fall, it will be getting dark soon after the train leaves West Palm Beach. This will...

    Jun 21, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread UK Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future?.

    This is basically a fuel-cell electric train. It's true that there are no NOx, VOC and particulate emissions, which would make it far...

    Jun 20, 2019 at 10:45 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Brightline/Virgin Trains (FEC) Update.

    Let me be cynical here, and predict that at some time after FECI makes a fortune from real estate development adjacent to the stations,...

    Jun 20, 2019 at 10:34 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Trump Treatening VETO of 2020 Spending over Amtrak?.

    I really don't think that the president's electoral base really cares one way or another about funding for Amtrak's national network....

    Jun 20, 2019 at 4:10 PM


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