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    Steve4031 replied to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    Landed and collected my bag from checked luggage. The flight was typically full but it was in time. So SOuthwest did it’s job.

    Apr 22, 2019 at 1:35 AM
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    Steve4031 replied to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    Arrived in New York on time. Pizza Suprema is closed on Easter Sunday. I had lunch at Shake Shack. I also got my lesson plans done so...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:32 PM
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    Steve4031 replied to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    Today I’m at Union Station ready to catch 2250. I’m in first class. Upgraded using 48 upgrade certificate. The staff in the Washington...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    Steve4031 liked jis's post in the thread Sumitomo/Siemens Contract for 137 Cars (former bi-levels).

    Interestingly, the sinks in the restroom facilities in the stations operate almost exactly the same way too.

    Apr 21, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    Steve4031 replied to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    Ultimately we arrived in Washington at 4:30. We never caught up to 80 as far as I could tell. The dispatcher was kind to both trains...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 1:29 AM
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    Steve4031 replied to the thread Sumitomo/Siemens Contract for 137 Cars (former bi-levels).

    I just rode the Brightline yesterday. These cars are on par with what is in Europe. The ride was smooth, but FEC has upgraded the...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 1:25 AM
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    Steve4031 replied to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    92 is running right behind 80. 80 stops in Selma-Smithfield and Wilson. 92 does not. Would be nice if we could overtake 80 between here...

    Apr 20, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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    Steve4031 attached a file to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    This was breakfast on the Silver Star. I ate two because I just did not want Doritos for breakfast. I’m not hungry. I do miss the...

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    Steve4031 replied to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    I slept well last night. Woke up at 8. We just left Hamlet last night. Still 2 hours late.

    Apr 20, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    Steve4031 attached a file to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    The hot dog was good. But I’m back at it again. Buffalo tenders were ok. Not that many so supplemented by cheese and pepperoni tray.

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    Steve4031 replied to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    I did not know there was one. The train is almost 2 hours late now. So if there was one it would be closed.

    Apr 20, 2019 at 1:11 AM
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    Steve4031 liked twropr's post in the thread Interesting scanner stories.

    Another good one from the 1970s. Back then the yardmaster at L&N Boyles Yd, Birmingham, AL, used to hold northbound freights at Green...

    Apr 20, 2019 at 1:09 AM
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    Steve4031 attached a file to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    My first meal on the Silver Star. The hot dog was decent. Of course you can’t ruin Doritos and a twixt bar. They do not have the...

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    Steve4031 replied to the thread Trip report-MDW-EWR then silver service to and from Florida plus Brightline.

    The Silver Star left Miami on time and has steadily lost time all afternoon. The main culprit was a stop and sit because of high winds...

    Apr 19, 2019 at 9:19 PM


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