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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-21-2005, 07:50 PM
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Baltimore Sun Interview with Gunn

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/ideas/bal-id.qa20nov20,1,4691166.story?coll=bal-ideas-headlines

Since this link won't last forever, here are a couple of intersting quotes:

Q. Do you...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-18-2005, 11:49 AM
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Posted By J
Correct. Me no expert.

Correct. Me no expert.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-17-2005, 11:36 AM
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Posted By J
Don't profess to be an expert on Tourist Rail...

Don't profess to be an expert on Tourist Rail Operations but suspect that they were not paying union scale with retirement / medical benefits, etc.

The point is that regular passenger rail does...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-15-2005, 12:25 PM
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Posted By J
Rememberr the former often rely upon volunteer...

Rememberr the former often rely upon volunteer labor and the latter doesn't have to capitalize locomotives, track, yards, etc.

The underlying point is that our public policy currently favors...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-14-2005, 05:03 PM
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Posted By J
For the sake of discussion, can anyone name a...

For the sake of discussion, can anyone name a passenger railroad operation in the world that makes money? After you have answered that question, please advise who would pay for the increased...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-11-2005, 05:32 PM
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Posted By J
After this, I won't keep piling on more posts for...

After this, I won't keep piling on more posts for this thread, but the following editorial seems to capture the issues pretty well. Wilmington, of course is home to a major Amtrak shop.

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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-11-2005, 04:34 PM
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Posted By J
The short answer is, "I don't know." You can see...

The short answer is, "I don't know." You can see how things currently look very serious (not the first time) but we might get an indication at the hearing and an even clearer glimpse after a new...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-11-2005, 01:12 PM
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Posted By J
Senate Hearing Tuesday November 15

Below is information about the hearing. I believe that copies of testimony will be posted on the website listed below.

Railroading is an interesting industry to follow. However, you might...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-10-2005, 12:41 PM
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Posted By J
The Amtrak Board or "Amtrak Reform Board" is made...

The Amtrak Board or "Amtrak Reform Board" is made up entirely of Bush appointments. They have made no secret of their desire to dismantle Amtrak and make states responsible for its operation. Their...
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