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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-12-2005, 05:25 PM
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You are correct. I would love to live the...

You are correct. I would love to live the nostalgia of the 40s, feeling the sway and hearing the clickety-clack of jointed rail, on an ornately decorated Pullman car. Listening to the infantrymen...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-12-2005, 03:10 PM
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Posted By busyEMT
For all of the "Europe is so much better" folks,...

For all of the "Europe is so much better" folks, be careful what you wish for:


I found a <a href="http://sev.prnewswire.com/transportation-trucking-railroad/20051019/DCW03219102005-1.html">PR...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-12-2005, 01:48 PM
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Posted By busyEMT
The G.I. Bill. Even the government of...

The G.I. Bill.

Even the government of Belgium understands. From A BBC aritcle, "Belgian Strike Freezes Rail Network"
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-11-2005, 09:21 PM
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Posted By busyEMT
The military is one thing constitutionally...

The military is one thing constitutionally funded. And is for the common good. Providing daily commuter service for stock brokers and lawyers is nice, but not worth federal tax money.

Well,...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-11-2005, 09:07 PM
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Views: 6,632
Posted By busyEMT
What would be an acceptably low ridership to cut...

What would be an acceptably low ridership to cut service? The population in MT is 902,000; Senator Burns was quoted in an <a href="http://www.ktvq.com/Global/story.asp?S=3983472">AP story</a> that...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-10-2005, 01:43 AM
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Posted By busyEMT
Exactly! This leads to the conclusion that...

Exactly! This leads to the conclusion that Amtrak (and rail travel in general) is more of a novelty than a necessity.

The free market (customers) determine this. But politicians, buying...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-09-2005, 10:50 PM
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Views: 6,632
Posted By busyEMT
Just like public transit. With the local bus...

Just like public transit. With the local bus line, less than half the revenue is earned through fares. The whole state (and some federal money) provides bus transport (and now light rail) in the...
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