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post #901 of 2027
You must have been, getting your tie stuck to the back of your seat. smile.gif
post #902 of 2027
I've never been on Amtrak. I feel like I'm missing out. eh.gif
post #903 of 2027
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

I enjoyed my recent train rides, however the amtrak trains have velcro on the backs of the seats which was not nice to my panta grenandine. I was so pissed.

I'm cringing just thinking about that. Never thought about that being a problem!
post #904 of 2027
The amtrak acela is outstanding. Knocks about 30 minutes off the northeast regional trip, is much smoother, quieter, and delays are uncommon since it gets priority.

Its basically replaced the shuttle from laguardia for my regular trips from nyc to DC.
post #905 of 2027
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

I've never been on Amtrak. I feel like I'm missing out. eh.gif

you are. try it. if you dont mind the extra dough, try the acela express like quad mentioned.
post #906 of 2027
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

The amtrak acela is outstanding. Knocks about 30 minutes off the northeast regional trip, is much smoother, quieter, and delays are uncommon since it gets priority.
Its basically replaced the shuttle from laguardia for my regular trips from nyc to DC.

Definitely. Any by the time you factor in getting to and standing around the airport, it's just as fast.
post #907 of 2027
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Anybody notice Dr. James Andrews' overcoat during this Redskins game? Looks like a glen plaid or gun club with a red overcheck. Looks pretty cool. Weird to see something of note on a NFL sideline.

I notice it and thought it looked sharp. It looked to me like a gun club with red overcheck. It made me wonder if he could be wearing a tweed suit underneath smile.gif.
post #908 of 2027
I can't find a good picture of it, but I think he was wearing a tweed suit underneath. Looked almost like a fawn herringbone with a red regimental tie. Never knew he was such a snappy dresser.
post #909 of 2027
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

you are. try it. if you dont mind the extra dough, try the acela express like quad mentioned.

That thing could, and should, be so much faster than it is. Drives the design engineer in me nuts.
post #910 of 2027
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Originally Posted by Dewi View Post

That thing could, and should, be so much faster than it is. Drives the design engineer in me nuts.

Oh yeah. It's only like 45 mins faster than the local--half of that gain is probably just from going express and not stopping at every stop. Quite maddening.

I understand that it's an issue with the tracks--most of the tracks are too old/busted to support high speed, and it would be too expensive to build new ones.
post #911 of 2027
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Originally Posted by Dewi View Post

That thing could, and should, be so much faster than it is. Drives the design engineer in me nuts.

you ate a design engineer?



*noticed how i opted out of the easy sex joak. im classy like that.
post #912 of 2027
Amtrak is not so glorious in Florida. I remember my rides to Fort Lauderdale being cramped, loud, and in need of refurbishing, aside from it always being late. Moving around was the only plus.

It had been some years, so maybe it has changed. Flying isn't much better I suppose, the speed is the only advantage...
post #913 of 2027
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Oh yeah. It's only like 45 mins faster than the local--half of that gain is probably just from going express and not stopping at every stop. Quite maddening.
I understand that it's an issue with the tracks--most of the tracks are too old/busted to support high speed, and it would be too expensive to build new ones.

A lot of it isn't so much the tracks themselves, but the alignment, older bridges, and at-grade crossings that require significantly slower speeds. Most of the time is lost in those stretches, and the deceleration/acceleration stretches following. :nerd:
post #914 of 2027
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

you ate a design engineer?
*noticed how i opted out of the easy sex joak. im classy like that.

Needed hot sauce. I mean...uh...uhoh.gif
post #915 of 2027
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Originally Posted by Dewi View Post

A lot of it isn't so much the tracks themselves, but the alignment, older bridges, and at-grade crossings that require significantly slower speeds. Most of the time is lost in those stretches, and the deceleration/acceleration stretches following. :nerd:

Much better explanation than mine! Thank you, sir.
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