I wish I had the the means to purchase Amtrak. I believe it can be run at a profit. Just for starters New York would have to pay for the trains they receive like Virginia and several states do. They can either pay their share or lose service. On the NEC anything less than a 30% load factor gets cut. No airline would continue a flight with a 30% LF. I got some great ideas for the LD trains, but I wont give them away here. The only thing I'll say about LD plans is I'd return the SL to daily status and run ith to either Tampa or Miami.