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Amtrak Washington-Rockville - Crazy?  
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 5 months 4 days ago) and read 1319 times:

The only kinds of trains I've ridden on were subways, trams at amusement parks, and the ones in the malls. So, I figured I'd try something new on my trip to DC and instead of taking the Metro to Rockville, I take the Capitol Limited! It's obviously more expensive, but it'd be something new to try. Is it worth it, and would it even work?


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

You're insane :]; but I've done similar crazy things, like going on a long haul (Vienna to Belgrade) train from Novi Sad, Serbia to Belgrade, Serbia (it's an hour ride served by commuter trains; but there was an express coming through i hopped on and paid the conductors the extra ticket cost.. since the cashier refused to sell me a ticket.)

Looking on amtrak.com taking the capital limited from washington to rockville will cost $12.00. Not bad.

-A



What now?
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1260 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Thread starter):
Is it worth it,

Id do it. I plan to take the Vermonter one stop wait about an hr and go back, mostly to get some extra guest rewards points.

Quoting NWADC9 (Thread starter):
would it even work

Why would it not?



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2877 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1244 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Thread starter):
Is it worth it, and would it even work?

I don't know if it's worth it, but it certainly would work. Instead of taking the Metro there and having to stop everywhere, the train wouldn't stop anywhere and Rockville would be it's first stop.



LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11812 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Why not? People take Amtrak between Portland and Vancouver, Washington; Seattle and Tacoma or Everett all the time. Sounds fun. I would do it, too!


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1365 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Does Amtrak actively advertise commuter rail lines like the VRE (Virginia Railway Express)?

Quoting NWADC9 (Thread starter):
and the ones in the malls

Which malls have a train system? (Assuming you are not talking the train rides designed for children.)


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1162 times:



Quoting Phatfarmlines (Reply 5):
Which malls have a train system? (Assuming you are not talking the train rides designed for children.)

Answered your own question! Granted, I was a tiny lil squirt back then Big grin



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
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