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Amtrak's Historic Ethan Allen Inauguration in Burlington!

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Amtrak's Historic Ethan Allen Inauguration in Burlington!
Posted by Harrison on Friday, July 29, 2022 9:23 PM

https://youtu.be/whZyt7ZzJBU

What are your thoughts on the new service? Let me know below!

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Posted by Gramp on Friday, July 29, 2022 10:25 PM

How many cities have two different Amtrak routes with stations six miles apart whose opposite endpoint is the same destination?

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Friday, July 29, 2022 11:11 PM

You are so right.  It's especially ridiculous when several large metro areas are not served (Columbus OH; Phoenix).

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Posted by Harrison on Saturday, July 30, 2022 8:33 AM

Gramp

How many cities have two different Amtrak routes with stations six miles apart whose opposite endpoint is the same destination?

 

Well, uhh, yeah, that does seem odd. Personally, I never saw much value in the Vermonter route, other than serving communities east of Burlington. 

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Posted by MidlandMike on Saturday, July 30, 2022 8:28 PM

Gramp

How many cities have two different Amtrak routes with stations six miles apart whose opposite endpoint is the same destination?

 

NY-CHI: 3 routes

NY-PIT: 2 routes

CHI-LA: 2 routes

NY-Fla: 2 routes

DC-Norfolk/Newport News: 2 routes

Vermont pays any subsidy to cover its two trains.

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Posted by Gramp on Saturday, July 30, 2022 11:30 PM

MidlandMike

 

 
Gramp

How many cities have two different Amtrak routes with stations six miles apart whose opposite endpoint is the same destination?

 

 

 

NY-CHI: 3 routes

NY-PIT: 2 routes

CHI-LA: 2 routes

NY-Fla: 2 routes

DC-Norfolk/Newport News: 2 routes

Vermont pays any subsidy to cover its two trains.

 

I think you just made my point. 
It's like an article I just read. It says Amtrak has a bold vision for the future: slower trains than the days before color television. 

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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 7:36 PM

Gramp

 

 
MidlandMike

 

 
Gramp

How many cities have two different Amtrak routes with stations six miles apart whose opposite endpoint is the same destination?

 

 

 

NY-CHI: 3 routes

NY-PIT: 2 routes

CHI-LA: 2 routes

NY-Fla: 2 routes

DC-Norfolk/Newport News: 2 routes

Vermont pays any subsidy to cover its two trains.

 

 

 

I think you just made my point. 
...

 

What is your point?  Are all the intermediate points between the two endpoints over two routes irrelevant?  Is more than one train per day to the same endpoints too many? 

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 7:54 PM

MidlandMike
What is your point?  Are all the intermediate points between the two endpoints over two routes irrelevant?  Is more than one train per day to the same endpoints too many? 

To many on here - YES.

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Posted by Gramp on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:37 PM

It's water out to the Gulf.
Little matters. 

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