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Old May 30th, 2017, 07:31 AM   #1161
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Tacoma Dome Station, Tacoma, WA

The new Amtrak station at Tacoma Dome Station in Tacoma, WA (already used by Sounder commuter rail) is scheduled to open later this year.

A little update on the Tacoma Dome Amtrak station:


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Tacoma Dome Amtrak construction, May 2017 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


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Old May 30th, 2017, 08:51 AM   #1162
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This is a single Platform/Single Track Station? If so, it's fairly upsetting we cant allocate the money to double track the station. Or that ST and Amtrak can't share a Damn Station.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 09:05 AM   #1163
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This is a single Platform/Single Track Station? If so, it's fairly upsetting we cant allocate the money to double track the station. Or that ST and Amtrak can't share a Damn Station.
It's going to be dual tracked. Not sure about the platform, but I think it's a single. The hill is steep and there's some businesses up there that would be expensive to purchase.

Sound Transit's current station is tiny and has 3 total seats. There's no room for ticket counters, baggage claim or any other Amtrak amenities, since it's right next to an active food court (whose owners nearly jeopardized the Amtrak station deal).
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Old June 8th, 2017, 06:17 PM   #1164
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Could New York's Pennsylvania Station actually get rebuilt the way it was?

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I usually dislike reproductions and reconstructions, and believe that one can mix new and old. But Penn Station is a different case; it is righting a wrong, giving us back something that should never have been taken away. I wonder what Ada Louise Huxtable would have thought. What do you think?


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Old June 8th, 2017, 06:28 PM   #1165
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Old June 19th, 2017, 07:18 PM   #1166
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$1.6 billion Penn Station expansion plan is a done deal

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The Cuomo administration announced Friday afternoon it has completed a $1.6 billion deal with a group of private developers to transform the Farley Building into a western annex of Penn Station. It will house train halls for Amtrak and Long Island Railroad along with retail and commercial space.

A partnership between the Related Cos., Vornado Realty Trust and construction giant Skanska will build it and pay $630 million of its cost in return for the right to operate and collect income from the 700,000 square feet of office and retail to be created in the Farley Building.
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The transportation facility, which will connect below ground to a recently-opened western concourse in Penn Station that provides access to 17 of the facility's 21 tracks
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Old July 1st, 2017, 06:52 PM   #1167
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Leased MARC cars entered service on LIRR yesterday; will be run on trains 613/664 for the foreseeable future. Will also be expanded to a 7-car consist starting Monday. Enjoy:


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Old July 2nd, 2017, 11:50 AM   #1168
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Old July 4th, 2017, 08:35 PM   #1169
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Old July 4th, 2017, 09:12 PM   #1170
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That film is mis-titled.

There's a lot from the '60s and maybe even the '70s in it.
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Old July 9th, 2017, 06:45 AM   #1171
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That Emery Gulash guy must have been a very prolific railroad photographer.

He took a lot of pictures of trains in my neck of the woods back in the 50's too.
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I'm looking around, and I noticed that the Santa Fe had several local stops between Chicago and Joliet that were still served by the Grand Canyon until Amtrak arrived. I was wondering if anyone might have the exact locations of these stops, and possibly pictures of them?
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Carlinville, Illinois - update on new railroad station

"Train station on track for August opening"

http://enquirerdemocrat.com/train-st...ugust-opening/

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Old July 12th, 2017, 04:48 PM   #1174
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Moline, Illinois - update on new railroad station and new rail service to Chicago

"Illinois considers another extension for Q-C rail project"

http://qctimes.com/news/local/govern...72321d068.html

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Old July 12th, 2017, 04:53 PM   #1175
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Roanoke, Virginia - new rail station (opens later this year)



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Alton, Illinois - update on new railroad station (expected to open later this summer)

"Alton train station building done, site work remains, opening date not set"



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Schenectady, New York - demolition of old train station and renderings for new one

Cuomo unveils new Schenectady train station design

https://dailygazette.com/article/201...nt-at-proctors



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Old July 18th, 2017, 11:07 PM   #1178
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Rochester, New York - update on construction of new rail station (expected to open later this year)

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/vid...-train-station

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Amtrak service to Roanoke, Virginia begins 2017.10.31

http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/ro...de67ce943.html
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Old July 21st, 2017, 03:40 PM   #1180
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About time. Used to pass it everyday. It was in need of replacement for a while
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