Fred Frailey Blog
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    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    This morning, at about 8:30, I raised my left foot to engage the bottom step of a GP40 locomotive. Had the distance been another half-inch from ground to metal, I’m not sure I’d have made it. It had been for me a long but interesting night...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    It’s not a big thing, I know, but the mail today brought the ultimate Amtrak Guest Rewards status symbol, namely a Select Plus card and yet another set of one-class upgrade and companion-ticket coupons. Some of you may have read my piece...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    The struggle over who will own and control the Northeast Corridor appears to be coming to a head. This year and next, at least, the apparent winner is Amtrak. I thought I would give you my overview of the struggle now unfolding. On one...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    We cross the Mississippi north of St. Louis and are barreling through Illinois on Interstate 70 when I turn to Tom and say, “Tell me again the name of that guy who owns the Vandalia Railroad.” The Vandalia has fascinated me for years...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    I pick up my friend Tom at the Denver airport, and early the next day we head east from Cheyenne, on U.S. 30. The object of our attention the next two days is Union Pacific, first its Central Corridor across Nebraska, and then the Sedalia Subdivision...

July, 2011