News Wire: Mets fans giving new Amtrak seats a test run

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Monday, September 25, 2017 11:39 AM

NEW YORK CITY — Better sit down for this one: Baseball fans at New York Mets’ home Citi Field were among the to feel the difference Amtrak’s Amfleet Refurbishment Program is expected to make after the passenger railroad placed busin...

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Posted by wanswheel on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:44 PM

 

 

 

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:56 AM

Nice! I'd put that in front of the TV! 

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Posted by JPS1 on Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:43 PM

They look nice.  Hopefully Amtrak also will upgrade the seats on the Superliner coaches in the near future.  They are showing a lot of wear.  

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Posted by oltmannd on Friday, September 29, 2017 7:14 AM

Smart PR move by Amtrak!

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Posted by JPS1 on Friday, September 29, 2017 9:19 AM

oltmannd
 Smart PR move by Amtrak! 

 

You bet!  Most of Amtrak's passengers probably don't know any of the technical details about the car they are riding on.  But they know whether it looks good and feels good.

I wonder what impact, if any, Mr. Anderson had on the decision to dress-up these seats and the cars? 

Anderson was instrumental in improving Delta Airlines financial and customer satisfaction numbers.  One of his strategies was to buy or lease used airplanes, which is more cost effective than acquiring new birds, and dress them up to look brand new.  Smart!

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Friday, September 29, 2017 2:11 PM

The seats look great!! Hope they do better than the Mets.

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Posted by 54light15 on Sunday, October 01, 2017 7:46 PM

I can't say enough about the loathesome New York Mets. The only New York team, America's true team, never mind the Dallas Cowboys (buncha criminals) will always be the New York Yankees! Do Mets fans (dirtbags, hippies, vagabonds, street bums and your lowest common denominators) deserve such a seat? No! (not that I want to start an argument) Wink

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, October 01, 2017 8:20 PM

Whoo-wee... you don't like the Mets .. allrighty then. 

Yeah but... you're in Toronto! ... behind a glass wall giving razzies to Mets fans. Your car tires are safe. 

Does this mean Amtrak is in your bad books as well?

You are quite correct about the Cowboys though. 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, October 02, 2017 6:43 AM

54light15

I can't say enough about the loathesome New York Mets. The only New York team, America's true team, never mind the Dallas Cowboys (buncha criminals) will always be the New York Yankees! Do Mets fans (dirtbags, hippies, vagabonds, street bums and your lowest common denominators) deserve such a seat? No! (not that I want to start an argument) Wink

 
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A: Argonauts, Blue Jays, and Maple Leafs.
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Posted by Overmod on Monday, October 02, 2017 8:26 AM

CSSHEGEWISCH
Q: Name three Toronto sports teams that don't play hockey. A: Argonauts, Blue Jays, and Maple Leafs.

Isn't that a bit harsh for a family-friendly forum with some -- admittedly a bit controversial -- posters from Toronto?  (but Thumbs Up just the same...)

I have to say, although the 'railroading' connection is very tenuous at best (see 'trolley' later in the post), that the Yankees under Stoneburner represent perhaps altogether the wrong definitions for the words in 'America's true team'.  As a native New Yorker, remembering Throneberry and colliding outfielders and the politics of Shea all too well, I can't argue with the preference for Murderer's Row over murderers of the game of baseball.  But all that changed as early as 1969.

Now, if we brought back the baseball Giants from Little-Friskie-town, and the Trolley Dodgers from La-La-Land, we might be able to get a better team than a Stoneburneresque little work in progress.  Might even be able to rebuild them stadiums on the Polo Grounds site or out in Brooklyn...

[obligatory rail content] and think of the fun from ALL the resulting subway Series permutations that would ensue...

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Posted by 54light15 on Monday, October 02, 2017 9:30 AM

Nope, Amtrak is not in my bad books. Great crack about the Maple Loafs, though. 

There was a birthday party in the Mets clubhouse. Marv Throneberry complained that he didn't get a piece. Stengel said, "We was gonna give you a piece, Marv but we figured you'd drop it." 

The rail connection? My car tires are safe since I don't drive to the ball park. I take a streetcar. Stick out tongue

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