KTLA TV-5: Amtrak Ends Operation of Specialty Trains; Petition to Reve

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  1. Apr 8, 2018 #1

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    Hopefully Amtrak pulls back on this recent decision. Locally, this is will have quite an impact on Conductor Bill Hatrick and all the good folks at LARail.com who provide a number of excursions between LA and San Diego or Santa Barbara here in SoCal and beyond. If you've experienced this, you know what I'm talking about.

    A nice piece on KTLA TV-5 (Sunday 4/8) in Los Angeles regarding Amtrak's recent decision...

    Amtrak Ends Operation of Specialty Trains; Petition to Reverse Move Gains Support

    http://ktla.com/2018/04/08/amtrak-ends-operation-of-specialty-trains-petition-to-reverse-move-gains-support/

    That's #3 with a BNSF leader arriving at LAUPT this morning with PV's Silver Splendor and Pacific Trail.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2018 #2

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    Officials: Amtrak will preserve train excursions

     
  3. May 11, 2018 #3

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    Yay. I still have a shot at riding the NRT some day!
     
  4. May 13, 2018 #4

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    And hopefully, the fifth Amtrak Autumn Excursion....
     
  5. May 13, 2018 #5

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    That one however was explicitly excluded from the special trains announcement. It explicitly said that Amtrak’s own special moves are not subject of the memo/order.
     
  6. May 13, 2018 #6

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    I'm still not giving up hope of seeing it happen...
     
  7. May 13, 2018 #7

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    I think Jis was indicating that it's not currently on the chopping block. I believe each year that it has run it's been a "wait and see if we have the necessary cars, people, trackage availability" to run it anyway.
     
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