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Forum: Travel News
Nov 14, 20, 9:52 am
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

STL: Flying Pigs take off on mission to repopulate the world's pig population

An article in Farm Journal's Pork Business:
and

Link to the full article: PorkBusiness.com - Flying Pigs Make History at St. Louis Airport (November 13, 2020)...
Nov 11, 20, 5:19 pm
Replies: 560
Views: 71,716
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Georgia Power to provide back-up power generators to Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL)

Nearly three years later, here's an article from the Atlanta newspaper describing part of a settlement relating to claims from the December 17, 2017 power outage at ATL:

There are more details in...
Oct 29, 20, 11:40 am
Replies: 6,823
Views: 932,148
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Dr. Eric Topol (wikipedia)...

Dr. Eric Topol (wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Topol) posted on Twitter:


https://twitter.com/EricTopol/status/1321466255124033537
Oct 28, 20, 4:34 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

New Acela Interior Preview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMMkVQ3PWqw
Forum: DiningBuzz
Oct 5, 20, 11:27 am
Replies: 254
Views: 65,091
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

It came back 3 or 4 weeks ago in ATL, but for the...

It came back 3 or 4 weeks ago in ATL, but for the first week or two you could only order it using the Chipotle App -- it was an "app exclusive". :rolleyes:
Oct 2, 20, 9:42 pm
Replies: 391
Views: 36,954
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

It appears they were on Delta 1043 according to...

It appears they were on Delta 1043 according to this article:

Link to full article: Star Tribune - 3 Minn. GOP House members fly Delta home after COVID-19 exposure (October 2, 2020)...
Oct 2, 20, 9:38 pm
Replies: 391
Views: 36,954
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Congressmen Emmers, Hagedorn & Stauber flew Delta 1043 after were exposed to Covid-19

On Twitter, Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) alleges that Minnesota Congressmen Emmers, Hagedorn and Stauber flew on a Delta flight today (October 3, 2020), two days after they were exposed to Covid-19...
Sep 29, 20, 8:23 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Photo of Avelia’s first day in Boston...

Photo of Avelia’s first day in Boston (https://www.railpictures.net/photo/749543/)
Sep 28, 20, 10:43 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Watch carefully and you can see the onboard...

Watch carefully and you can see the onboard technicians monitoring the train's performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otHcb_5VTqM
Sep 27, 20, 12:32 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Long-Distance trains becoming triweekly starting in October 2020

FYI, in case anyone is planning travel on one of Amtrak's long distance trains, here is an August 13, 2020 Trains magazine article:
Link to full article, which includes the planned schedule:
Amtrak...
Sep 27, 20, 12:04 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

The Alstom Avelia Liberty (Acela 21) visited New...

The Alstom Avelia Liberty (Acela 21) visited New York Pennsylvania Station for the first time on the night of Thursday, September 24, 2020 according to the caption under this photo on...
Sep 4, 20, 2:06 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Last year, Amtrak issued an RFP to replace those...

Last year, Amtrak issued an RFP to replace those cars:and
Link: Progressive Railroading - Amtrak issues RFP for Amfleet I replacements (January 21, 2019)...
Aug 27, 20, 11:50 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

One of the trainsets has been testing on the...

One of the trainsets has been testing on the Northeast and Keystone Corridors:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tusSWFi3PIU
Jul 5, 20, 10:21 am
Replies: 3,329
Views: 417,008
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

An interesting line in the article being...

An interesting line in the article being discussed in the WSJ Middle Seat interview {01 July 2020} with Scott Kirby...
Jun 7, 20, 1:54 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

My understanding is that an alignment has been...

My understanding is that an alignment has been determined for Baltimore, but there is no money to design and built it:

Trains Magazine - FRA chooses route for new NEC Baltimore tunnel (April 6,...
Jun 3, 20, 12:59 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

165 mph is the speed limit on the test track...

165 mph is the speed limit on the test track itself, per this dated FRA webpage: (https://railroads.dot.gov/program-areas/testing-facilities-equipment/testing-facilities-equipment)
Jun 2, 20, 9:54 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Wikipedia says that the Avelia Liberty has a...

Wikipedia says that the Avelia Liberty has a maximum speed of 220 mph.
May 23, 20, 12:38 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Next Gen Acela testing at 165 mph at Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo

A short video of the next generation Acela testing at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo:

https://twitter.com/Amtrak/status/1263819781519618048
May 21, 20, 8:25 am
Replies: 104
Views: 12,745
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Colleges’ Plans for Reopening in the Fall, 2020

Here's a list of what colleges' plans are for reopening in the Fall of 2020: Chronicle of Higher Education - Here’s a List of Colleges’ Plans for Reopening in the Fall ...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 4, 20, 11:27 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,875
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

ANC replaces ATL as World's Busiest Airport

According to ANC's twitter account:

https://twitter.com/ANCairport/status/1254927411931607040
May 2, 20, 4:00 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 6,909
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

It's there because not everyone gets to fly to...

It's there because not everyone gets to fly to MEM, MCI or AUS for lunch.
May 1, 20, 10:29 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 22,159
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

An article about something that happened at the...

An article about something that happened at the airport 1 year after the city fired Southwell:

Link: AJC.com - Hartsfield-Jackson contractor pleads guilty to bribery (May 1, 2020)...
Forum: Cruises
Apr 6, 20, 8:57 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

Venezuela navy boat Naiguatá sunk after ramming polar expedition vessel RCGS Resolute

From CNN:
Link: CNN - Venezuelan naval boat rams passenger cruise liner, damages itself, sinks (Updated 12:07 PM ET, Fri April 3, 2020)...
Mar 30, 20, 1:12 pm
Replies: 957
Views: 28,343
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

In case you haven't been able to keep up with the...

In case you haven't been able to keep up with the news, the virus is killing people much younger and (probably) healthier than you.

Many of the survivors had to spend 2 or more weeks on...
Mar 28, 20, 7:13 am
Replies: 6,823
Views: 932,148
Posted By RatherBeOnATrain

There are now 19 US states with higher per capita...

There are now 19 US states with higher per capita cases than Italy had on March 9th when its country-wide lock down occurred:...
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