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Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:59 am

I took this one today. Others will follow in the coming days for your viewing pleasure.

Amtrak #58, the norhtbound City of New Orleans, with 1 P42 locomotive and 7 Superliners departing New Orleans on time at 1:45pm en route for Chicago by way of Jackson, Memphis, Carbondale, Champaign, and other stops.

 
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RE: Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:59 am

Tomorrow morning, God willing, I'm going to wake up early and catch the northbound Crescent, train #20, head off for NYP. Then on Monday, i'll catch train #1, the Sunset Limited, departing for LAX. So stay tuned for those videos.

I figure I might as well get my fill of Amtrak while I still can...when I move to ATL next week, my Amtrak spotting options will be fewer.  Wink
 
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RE: Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:28 am

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 1):
I figure I might as well get my fill of Amtrak while I still can...when I move to ATL next week, my Amtrak spotting options will be fewer. Wink

Really? That little shack that says "Amtrak Station" I always drive by off of I-85 looks full of life...  Wink
 
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RE: Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:45 am

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 2):
Really? That little shack that says "Amtrak Station" I always drive by off of I-85 looks full of life

Well I said "fewer", not shot altogether.  Wink

From what I hear the Crescent is pretty popular with Atlanta passengers going up to D.C.
 
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RE: Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:06 am

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
Amtrak #58, the norhtbound City of New Orleans, with 1 P42 locomotive and 7 Superliners departing New Orleans on time at 1:45pm en route for Chicago by way of Jackson, Memphis, Carbondale, Champaign, and other stops.

What, no sound? No playing of "City of New Orleans" by Arlo Guthrie in the background?
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RE: Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:41 am

AMTRAK should be enjoyed while it's still around...I don't know how it's going to look in 5 years.

When you get to ATL it'll be easy to get back to MSY for visits since the trip there and back are both day trains and very inexpensive for a roomette. Less than $200 rountrip...you can't pay the gas with that in a car.

Nice video of the train, but I'm with Halls...where's the music?  Wink
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RE: Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:43 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
Nice video of the train, but I'm with Halls...where's the music?

Here ya go.  Wink Better late than never!

 
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RE: Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:56 am

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 1):


Tomorrow morning, God willing, I'm going to wake up early and catch the northbound Crescent, train #20, head off for NYP. Then on Monday, i'll catch train #1, the Sunset Limited, departing for LAX. So stay tuned for those videos.

Where are we eating this time?

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 1):

I figure I might as well get my fill of Amtrak while I still can...when I move to ATL next week, my Amtrak spotting options will be fewer.

Just 1 train in each direction.

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 3):

From what I hear the Crescent is pretty popular with Atlanta passengers going up to D.C.

It is damn sure popular with New Orleans-Atlanta passengers. They reserve a whole coach for Atlanta out of NOL

Quoting DL021 (Reply 5):
Less than $200 rountrip...you can't pay the gas with that in a car.

Maybe in your car  Silly
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RE: Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:24 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
Where are we eating this time?

Oh, I meant on video. My move is in five days so unfortunately there's no time to catch a train.  Sad

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
Just 1 train in each direction

Yep. And it's a single level one at that. I've always liked the Superliners better. Although Viewliner sleepers are pretty nice.
 
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RE: Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:37 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 8):
I've always liked the Superliners better.

Who doesn't?
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RE: Amtrak Departing For The Windy City (video)

Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:51 am

Europe Est departing at speed, April 2007:

http://video.google.fr/videoplay?doc...&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=2

And in service Jun 2007:

http://video.google.fr/videoplay?doc...&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=4

[Edited 2007-06-27 01:04:46]

[Edited 2007-06-27 01:19:06]
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