Signs about Anderson and Amtrak north of PHL

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  1. Oct 15, 2019 #1

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    I don't remember and can't find any comments about the huge signs "Save Amtrak" and "Fire Anderson" north of Philadelphia on the NEC. Went by too fast to get a picture. Loved it!
     
  2. Oct 16, 2019 #2

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    Are you referring to these signs?


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  3. Oct 16, 2019 #3

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    The funniest thing the guy who put them up is literally the nicest guy you could hope to meet. He’s done a lot for Amtrak over the last few years. And he’s done a lot for just about anyone then Anderson messed with him. And look what happened.
     
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    Bennett Levin.... Is indeed one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. I haven't talked to him in some time. But he is livid about the PV policy cause he was slated to run the E8's one last time to Altoona via the Harrisburg Line, and they (Amtrak) yanked it a week before the trip. Soon thereafter Mr. Levin posted the signs. Amtrak had actually made him cover them up, but the winter winds of Philly blew the covers off and he has refused to cover them back up.
     
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    If they are not on Amtrak property, how could they 'make' him cover them up? Perhaps some local sign restriction ordnance?
     
  6. Oct 16, 2019 #6

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    The standard Amtrak way I suppose. Threatening to make your life hard or a personal lawsuit for libel I bet.

    None the less Amtrak’s best friend was converted into a bitter enemy because Anderson doesn’t know how to cross the divide between them
     
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    I had heard a rumor that Bennett was not planning to install any PTC on his E8s and hence that trip to Altoona was slated to be the last one. Did he change his mind and install PTC? I guess to run them on the NEC he would require ACSES and to run on freight roads would require I-ETMS too. That could be an expensive proposition, and can't even blame Amtrak for it. Or alternatively they could always be towed to some exempt piece of track and run them on their own power only on such trackage.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2019 #8

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    He’s not going to. A lot of wish he would though.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2019 #9

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    I’m not quite old enough to get into politics so when I saw those signs I was more focused on the equipment stored between the two than what they said or meant
     
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    Maybe people should start a Go Fund Me campaign for a few million dollars, or whatever the onboard equipment and cross testing is projected to cost
     
  11. Oct 18, 2019 #11

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    You know how railfans are. We all want something, that is till we have to pay for it.
     
  12. Oct 18, 2019 #12

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    Nothing in those signs would constitute libel.

    Which is why he suggested a Go Fund Me to call their bluff.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2019 #13

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    Kickstarter is more my flavor. Any idea how much for the PTC system. A few million seem a bit high.
     
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    I saw this post on trainorders:

     
  15. Oct 25, 2019 #15

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    Here it is. Fire Richard Anderson Campaign?. 376 posts for your amusement. Perhaps you can order the hat in you're interested.
     

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