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Old February 4th, 2016, 02:20 PM   #3141
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If anyone can access the BBC iPlayer the current series (started Monday 1st Feb) of Great Railway Journeys is based in the USA. This weeks journey starts in New York and finishes at Niagara Falls.

Edit - This series is called Great American Railroad Journeys.
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Old February 4th, 2016, 03:39 PM   #3142
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Old February 7th, 2016, 02:07 PM   #3143
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Old February 7th, 2016, 10:08 PM   #3144
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Makes sense. Amtrak and others could carve out a niche for themselves with something like this. People who need to travel long distances because they are moving or visiting family and need to take their dog or cat. But those animals aren't always safe flying as cargo, not all motels allow pets, etc. Plus some people might enjoy having a dog along for the ride with them.

Of course those pets need to be kept in one car designed a pet car so that people with allergies or issues with animals aren't bothered by them.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 05:08 AM   #3145
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Of course those pets need to be kept in one car designed a pet car so that people with allergies or issues with animals aren't bothered by them.
That will be the biggest challenge. Of course people are going to ignore this rule just like they ignore the rules about bring pets (not service animals) into every grocery store, restaurant, and shop near my house. Their reasoning seems to be that it is okay until someone tells me I can't...instead of politely asking first.

(sorry..."pet" peeve of mine)
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Old February 11th, 2016, 06:20 AM   #3146
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"A high-speed electric locomotive on the Pennsylvania bringing a through train out of the tunnel underneath the Hudson River and into the New York City terminal." Train entering Penn Station from New Jersey.

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Old February 12th, 2016, 06:48 PM   #3147
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Old February 12th, 2016, 07:56 PM   #3148
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Taken Yesterday at Newark Airport Station - 2.11.16

Amtrak silver meteor #97 meets Amtrak regional to New York


Northeast Corridor trains at Newark Airport Station in Newark,NJ
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Northeast Corridor trains at Newark Airport Station in Newark,NJ
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Northeast Corridor trains at Newark Airport Station in Newark,NJ
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Amtrak Silver Star #92 roars past EWR station


Northeast Corridor trains at Newark Airport Station in Newark,NJ
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Northeast Corridor trains at Newark Airport Station in Newark,NJ
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Portal Bridge had issues yesterday so trains were wrong railing from New York Penn to Newark Penn...
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Amtrak is considering someday running a daily train from Atlanta to Dallas.

Right now, to get to Texas from Atlanta by train, passengers have to go to New Orleans, then connect to a train that only runs three days a week, explained Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari.

“[The potential route] would give you a daily connection to Texas that would be faster than the current route, and more direct,” he said.

Magliari said Amtrak has been talking with people in East Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana for a long time about the route. Eventually, he said, Amtrak hopes to do more research on it.

Meanwhile, the corporation is further along on another Southern route. Next week, it will run an inspection train from New Orleans to Jacksonville to see about reopening a route that has been closed since Hurricane Katrina.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 04:05 PM   #3152
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Old February 21st, 2016, 12:35 PM   #3153
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Amtrak is so ridiculous. Who's going to take a train from Atlanta to Dallas? Much less a 25mph train that'll get to Dallas after 5 days waiting for freight trains to pass. This market is 99% plane for a reason. Amtrak should be spending this money making the Northeast more profitable.
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Nobody, but I bet people would ride a train between bossier city (casinos) and Dallas, or between a place like Longview and Dallas Love field to catch a domestic low cost flight.

Intercity trains would work if they were at least twice daily.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 07:31 AM   #3155
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Amtrak Blue Water at 110 Miles Per Hour!

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Old February 25th, 2016, 04:14 PM   #3157
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FRA awards level crossing upgrading grants
24 Feb 2016



USA: The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded nearly $10m in grants for nine projects to increase the safety of level crossings on routes used by oil trains. ‘Today's grants will upgrade the warning systems at critical crossings and close others where crude oil and other energy products are transported’, said FRA Administrator Sarah E Feinberg on February 18.

The funding is being provided under the Safe Transportation of Energy Products programme. FRA received 34 eligible applications, requesting five times the $10m available for STEP.

FRA said collisions between trains and road vehicles at crossings were the second-leading cause of all railway-related fatalities, with 267 people killed in 2014

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Amtrak Blue Water at 110 Miles Per Hour!

Progress is happening ... slowly.

Next step, now that there are some 110 mph routes in the Midwest, is to make 125 mph diesel trainsets optimized for these corridors.

(God, we're so far behind.)

(Also somebody should tell that town that there's more than enough room for a bike lane on that street.)
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Old February 26th, 2016, 03:11 PM   #3159
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This is what American railroad should be.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 06:13 PM   #3160
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