AMTRAK CANCELLED: PRRT&HS/Bennett Levin 50TH ANNIVERSARY INSPETION TRIP (5/9-13/2018)

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AMTRAK CANCELLED: PRRT&HS/Bennett Levin 50TH ANNIVERSARY INSPETION TRIP (5/9-13/2018)
Posted by P-RSL2005 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:11 AM

CANCELLED: 50TH ANNIVERSARY INSPETION TRIP (5/9-13/2018)

To the members of the PRR T&HS, and all the riders on the Pennsylvania Inspection Trip to Altoona.

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to inform all that despite the tremendous effort on the part of Bennett Levin, who I am forever grateful, Amtrak has decided not to honor the agreement that we already had with them.

I will contact every rider who paid to ride this train by phone, and return all funds that were sent to the society for the trip.

A huge amount of time, money and effort has been spent putting this trip together on the part of Mr Levin, the PRR T&HS, and myself. This is definitely not the last that will be said about all of this, and my sincere apologies to those who made their plans and reservations to be a part of our 50th annual meeting celebration, and will not be attending due to the trip cancellation, especially those from outside the US. I hope than even though this train will not be running, you still may consider coming to Altoona to experience the railroad history out there, along with what our society has planned for those 4 days.

Thank you,
Steve Staffieri
Pres PRR T&HS

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Posted by runnerdude48 on Monday, April 23, 2018 1:26 PM

P-RSL2005
Amtrak has decided not to honor the agreement that we already had with them

You say you had an agreement.  Did you have a signed contract?  If you did you might be able to sue Amtrak for breach of contract and have them pay for your expenses.  If it was an oral agreement you might be out of luck.  Anyone who does business with Amtrak needs to get it in writing these days or you risk losing money.

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 9:57 AM

I'm guessing there was a cancellation clause in the contract.

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