Amtrak fires its first shot towards Chicago Metra.....

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Amtrak fires its first shot towards Chicago Metra.....
Posted by CMStPnP on Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:13 AM

Ha-ha-ha, knew the day of reckoning would arrive at some point.   First will be the leveling of fees collection and cost sharing of Chicago Union Station.    I am pretty confident I can guess what the number two issue will be and it is not going to make Joe Lunchpail happy.Devil

Excerpted from a letter to one of the Editors at Railway Age Magazine from Amtrak explaining their recent actions concerning Chicago Union Station.......

"“Our Chicago Union Station action was simply about removing the extra general and administrative (G&A) expenses associated with a redundant corporate entity, nothing more sinister. Metra’s actions are all about trying to obfuscate the incredible deal they have been getting as the majority users and minimal funder of their most important station location, and deferring the soon-to-come day where they, like their NEC brethren, need to pay their fairly allocated share of operating and capital costs.   "

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:39 AM

Enough of the "Joe Lunchpail" pejorative for us daily commuters.Thumbs Down

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by n012944 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:10 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH

Enough of the "Joe Lunchpail" pejorative for us daily commuters.Thumbs Down

 

It is Joe Youtuber's try at an insult and trolling.  He has some weird obsession with Illinois, it seems to be fueled out of jealousy.  

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:47 AM

Something in the attitudes of cheesheads.

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Posted by Gramp on Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:44 PM

Illini Badger forever. 

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:25 PM

Only a Wisconsinite would display such a vulgar vocabulary.  Such words are banned on this forum. 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Friday, June 21, 2019 1:49 AM

Gramp
Ever heard of FIB’s

I think I saw that on another youtube video..........Big Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnFU_5PuwMg

 

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Posted by Gramp on Friday, June 21, 2019 8:29 AM

CMStPnP

 

I think I saw that on another youtube video..........Big Smile 

 

CMStPnP,  Some people have a hard time laughing at themselves. Geeked

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Posted by CMStPnP on Friday, June 21, 2019 3:50 PM

Gramp
Some people have a hard time laughing at themselves.

Whenever I rent a car in Milwaukee with Illinois plates I always tell the counter person with a laugh.........now I can drive 25-30 mph over the speed limit, cut people off, and blow my horn at any trival item without worrying about upsetting anyone............I am always met with laughter.Big Smile

One thing I don't get though.   Put them on a freeway and Illinois drivers are speed demons.    Put them on a Metra train and they are all content to mope along at speeds well below what the track can support and they get all hot and bothered when you point this out to them.DevilGeeked

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Posted by n012944 on Friday, June 21, 2019 9:11 PM

Joe Youtuber, the expert on track speed.....

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Posted by CMStPnP on Saturday, June 22, 2019 3:01 PM

n012944

Joe Youtuber, the expert on track speed.....

no12944, click on his screen name and read his activity, 80% of his posts are trolling others.......no real positive contribution to the discussion via posting.   Just hangs out for his opportunity to make a negative comment somewhere.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:27 PM

Gramp

Illini Badger forever. 

 

Weasel.  You edited your obscene insult. 

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Posted by n012944 on Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:35 PM

CMStPnP

 

 
n012944

Joe Youtuber, the expert on track speed.....

 

 

no12944, click on his screen name and read his activity, 80% of his posts are trolling others.......no real positive contribution to the discussion via posting.   Just hangs out for his opportunity to make a negative comment somewhere.

 

 

So, wouldn't have the 20% been positive?  I am glad you took a breather from expanding your Youtube knowledge to check ALL of my posts, and come back with a breakdown of them.  Nice to see what you do with your free time.  

 

 

By the way, I don't think you know what a troll is, otherwise you might not care for yourself much.  Anyone that uses the "Joe Lunchpail" is just trolling the Metra riders, whom you seem to have a real jealousy issue with.  Seek help.  Maybe even watch a Youtube self help video.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Saturday, June 22, 2019 10:06 PM

n012944

 

 
CMStPnP

 

 
n012944

Joe Youtuber, the expert on track speed.....

 

 

no12944, click on his screen name and read his activity, 80% of his posts are trolling others.......no real positive contribution to the discussion via posting.   Just hangs out for his opportunity to make a negative comment somewhere.

 

 

 

 

So, wouldn't have the 20% been positive?  I am glad you took a breather from expanding your Youtube knowledge to check ALL of my posts, and come back with a breakdown of them.  Nice to see what you do with your free time.  

 

 

By the way, I don't think you know what a troll is, otherwise you might not care for yourself much.  Anyone that uses the "Joe Lunchpail" is just trolling the Metra riders, whom you seem to have a real jealousy issue with.  Seek help.  Maybe even watch a Youtube self help video.

 

I suspect there is a back story there that explains his obsessive resentment of Chicago and Metra. 

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:43 PM

charlie hebdo
 
Gramp

Illini Badger forever.  

Weasel.  You edited your obscene insult.

He didn't even do it right.  It would have to be "Forever Illini Badger."

I still can't figure out why New Jersey and Massachusetts drivers don't have an obscene little acronym or initialism.  Perhaps it is no more necessary than just mentioning one of those state names in an appropriate tone of voice...

In any case, can we all agree not to use "Joe Lunchpail" as a pejorative here, going forward?

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Posted by Gramp on Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:48 AM

Charlie, you didn’t like it so I took it off. 

And I am an Illini Badger forever. I know both sides of the rivalry. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:52 AM

Lunchpail Joe would not be compensated at a level to be able to afford to ride METRA.  Three Martini Lunch Joe would have the financial resources to ride METRA and with the alcaholic intake, the requirement to ride METRA rather than drive.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:04 AM

The fares aren't that steep unless you ride much more than twenty miles from the downtown stations.  Besides, a monthly ticket can knock down the fare by quite a bit from single rides.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by zardoz on Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:25 PM

charlie hebdo

Something in the attitudes of cheesheads.

 

Hey, I resemble that remark!Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by zardoz on Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:34 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH
Enough of the "Joe Lunchpail" pejorative

Didn't that whole "Joe So-and-So" thing start with T.Rump's "Joe the Plumber" fiction? I always thought the "Joe..." thing was more like a generic, slightly caustic term, not an attempt at real nastyness.

After all, what's so bad about a lunchpail (unless it's a real pail)?

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:34 PM

As an old retiree, I get the senior rate and a ten ride ticket is $31.00 for my "D" zone (20 - 25 mile) rides. I can not operate my car for 15 cents/mile, nor 30 c/m regular rate. And during rush hour operation, there are express trains that run non-stop for about 20 of those 25 miles and make the trip in under 30 minutes. No way can I drive into Chicago in 30 minutes in the rush hour. And parking in Chicago. Nuf said. I recently attended a politician initiated Metra complaint session for the BNSF route. Many complaints and some are (IMHO) justified such as train delays and some from winter issues. When eleven car trains carrying 1500 people on four minute headways get stopped by someone not willing to wait for a crossing to be clear puts themself in front of a train operating seventy mph, it messes up more than the ROW. But BNSF has problems operating cars way past their prime with some from the late fifties. These have non-modular airconditioning units which are rard to replace and they are having failures. The State has now after four years without having a budget funded a capital program (with tax increases) that will allow the purchase of new equipment. Overall, I am happy with the service. 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:51 PM

zardoz
Didn't that whole "Joe So-and-So" thing start with T.Rump's "Joe the Plumber" fiction? I always thought the "Joe..." thing was more like a generic, slightly caustic term, not an attempt at real nastyness. After all, what's so bad about a lunchpail (unless it's a real pail)?

The term was invented entirely by me :)     I have to say it is almost become like driving around a fine fin tailed Cadillac.    Joe is a common name like Joe Smoe.   Lunchpail gives it that nice penny-pinching always on a tight budget twist.   Anyways, it is getting old.  :)

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, July 01, 2019 8:37 PM

CMStPnP

 

 
zardoz
Didn't that whole "Joe So-and-So" thing start with T.Rump's "Joe the Plumber" fiction? I always thought the "Joe..." thing was more like a generic, slightly caustic term, not an attempt at real nastyness. After all, what's so bad about a lunchpail (unless it's a real pail)?

 

The term was invented entirely by me :)     I have to say it is almost become like driving around a fine fin tailed Cadillac.    Joe is a common name like Joe Smoe.   Lunchpail gives it that nice penny-pinching always on a tight budget twist.   Anyways, it is getting old.  :)

 

Revisionism. You used the term originally because you felt put out that Metra commuters were delaying your Hiawatha  ride to or from Milwaukee. Implicit in your repeated remarks was the notion that they should defer to your schedule since they were carrying  lunch pails to work.  1. Few are,  most are office workers and executives. 2. Even if they were factory workers, does that make you entitled to the ROW? 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Monday, July 01, 2019 11:22 PM

charlie hebdo
Revisionism. You used the term originally because you felt put out that Metra commuters were delaying your Hiawatha  ride to or from Milwaukee. Implicit in your repeated remarks was the notion that they should defer to your schedule since they were carrying  lunch pails to work.  1. Few are,  most are office workers and executives. 2. Even if they were factory workers, does that make you entitled to the ROW?

It's so nice we have someone else that can explain what I was thinking at the time (ha-ha).   Though most readers would doubt you have those powers.    I never said anything about what the term was related to or in what context it was used, so I am not sure how you can claim "revisionism".    I merely explained how it was derived.   

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