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Old 03-15-2006, 10:32 PM   #1
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I Saw the Amtrak Acela on this page, it is the coolest high speed train I Seen and the look of it is nice.

I Wish Amtrak could make more high speed trains like this.
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That type of train service is VERY expensive to build the corridor for, so you will not see it expanded anywhere else in the US anytime soon. The technology is neat, I dont care for it though. Id rather see a Baldwin with a hot fire working up a grade with a heavy train anyday!
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Plus it is EXTREMILY expensive to ride it. I just did a quote check on amtrak.com to find that traveling from New York to Washington D.C. would cost $100 more on the Acela than on the economy Regional Service. ($63 for a Regional, $168 on Acela.) Also by taking the Acela I would only get there about 40 minutes quicker than the Regional, and to me, $100 is way too much to save 40 minutes of travel time.

Never really been a huge fan of electric trains though. I prefer the Diesels.
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Plus it is EXTREMILY expensive to ride it. I just did a quote check on amtrak.com to find that traveling from New York to Washington D.C. would cost $100 more on the Acela than on the economy Regional Service. ($63 for a Regional, $168 on Acela.) Also by taking the Acela I would only get there about 40 minutes quicker than the Regional, and to me, $100 is way too much to save 40 minutes of travel time.

Never really been a huge fan of electric trains though. I prefer the Diesels.
What do you think of the look of the acela train, it has a stylish beautiful look.
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What do you think of the look of the acela train, it has a stylish beautiful look.
It looks fast. I will give it that.
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It looks fast. I will give it that.
I Wish that Freight trains should go high speed, used that acela with freight cars.
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Never really been a huge fan of electric trains though.
Im a fan of the electric trains in my garage Thats about it though
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Looks fast, but still has nothing over a quartet of E-units.
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Looks fast, but still has nothing over a quartet of E-units.
Amen Brother! Modern passenger rail has lost ALL character!
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