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Michigan Amtrak sighting

This came in from a reader on Saturday March 27.

A freight derailment near Elkhart, IN blocked the main there, according to several news reports. I looked into it because of a train I saw WB though Chelsea, MI this afternoon (1:20). This train had a cab/baggage F40 leading 3 P40s and a long train including several baggage cars, 3 vieiwliner sleepers, Amfleet II coaches, and some other heritage cars, then another P40 followed by a string of Superliners trailed by another ex-F40. It looked to me like the Capitol Limited hooked on behind the Lakeshore LTD.

About 10 mins later, the usual Amtrak train came by on its way to Chicago: A cab/baggage/ F40, a string of a few Horizon coaches, an Amfleet food service car, and a P42 pushing. (You can see why the previous train caught my attention)

I thought whoever decided to run the 2 rerouted trains together was on the ball. Unfortunately, some will probably give Amtrak a black eye over this.

Filed under: Amtrak

Amtrak and high-speed rail: Can Amtrak get the job done? | The Economist

Amtrak and high-speed rail: Can Amtrak get the job done? | The Economist.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

High Speed Rail Advocates Say 2010 Key Year – WBBM 780 – Chicago’s #1 source for local news, traffic and weather

CHICAGO (WBBM) — Advocates for high-speed rail passenger service, meeting in Chicago, said Saturday that this is the year to seek what they want from Washington and laid out an ambitious agenda that calls for higher-speed passenger trains nationwide.

Midwest High Speed Rail Coalition Executive Director Rick Harnish said he believes President Obama is predisposed to making 100 miles-per-hour the minimum average speed for Amtrak service.

While Harnish’s immediate goal is a true high-speed, 220 mile-an-hour, rail link between Chicago and St. Louis by 2020, he wants to see a series of other steps funded that will make Chicago the nation’s high-speed rail hub.

High Speed Rail Advocates Say 2010 Key Year – WBBM 780 – Chicago’s #1 source for local news, traffic and weather.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

The Argus Observer | Online – News

ONTARIO — Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden continues to work toward the restoration of Amtrak service to eastern Oregon and regions along the former Pioneer Route from Denver to Seattle.

The Argus Observer | Online – News.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Politics, Regional USA Passenger Rail

Flimflam promotion of airports | The Japan Times Online

Flimflam promotion of airports | The Japan Times Online.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

Denver 2022: Bid for the Games in order to win a $20 billion mountain rail system « Colorado Independent

Denver 2022: Bid for the Games in order to win a $20 billion mountain rail system « Colorado Independent.

Filed under: Regional USA Passenger Rail

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