Amtrak launching nonstop NYC-DC Acela

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  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:48 PM #76

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    Well if the conductor is a qualified engineer then relief otherwise hope for a stop signal somewhere ?
     
  2. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:01 AM #77

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    Conductors are usually not cross qualified at Amtrak. Freight it's very common. But in Passenger Service it's one or the other normally. Engineers can keep Conductor qualifications normally.

    Hope that makes sense.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:12 AM #78

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    They could do what Small Plane Pilots do Steve, use a Catheter!:p
     
  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:01 AM #79

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    My Dad would say a bucket and funnel. LOL!
     
  5. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:33 AM #80

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    As for short haul bookings blocking ‘more lucrative’ longer haul bookings...
    I had thought that long ago, Amtrak’s space and equipment control, along with best yield management practices could solve that problem with a sophisticated algorithm that would maximize any trains revenue potential?
     

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