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(Miami Herald)   When it comes to pulling a train, size really DOES matter   (miamiherald.com) divider line 55
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2013-01-07 12:15:01 AM

Domoarigato: Obviously, they've never ridden the LIRR.


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Frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2013-01-07 12:27:55 AM

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Trains don't take 90 degree turns that well.
 
2013-01-07 05:07:04 AM
As someone who would rather ride the train than go through the TSA/Airline drama, I'm getting
a kick out of this..

I would rather spend a day or so on a train, then spend 8 + hours going the same distance via airline.
No groping, no layovers, no screeching babby, no cramped seat. I can listen to music, use my laptop,
sleep, get a fairly decent meal, etc.. with pretty much no problem. The Amtrak people are pretty nice
too. The dining car people were a bit surly, but the attendants and others were really nice. I would
love to see them get WIFI service on all of their trains though.

There are a few stops out in the sticks that are pretty much at a grade road crossing or ground level
platform where people have to use the step stools to get up..
 
2013-01-07 06:52:16 AM

m1ke: Lol, railway travel. "I could fly out there tomorrow, but instead, I'd rather pay more than double the cost and travel by rail. I'll see you next week."


Odd, whenever I've traveled by train it was on par with Greyhound as far as cost. And flying always cost several hundred dollars more. If you have to book a ticket for next day, airfare can run thousands of dollars. First time I looked at flying I was looking at Boston to Indy for the next day, which was a Monday. Cheapest airfare online was about $3,000. Amtrak was about $100. And time differential was not that great, given I was going to have a layover with the "cheap" option for flying.

Dunno what flavored water folks are drinking about train travel, but I'm figuring it's all echo-chamber derp from folks who have never actually priced/timed things out. Taken Amtrak from Boston to Indy, Indy to Salt Lake City and Salt Lake City to Indy (3 months later). Every time booking a flight would have cost multiples of the train fare and ultimately maybe have shaved a few hours on the two longer trips assuming no flight delays.

And TSA is pretty much invisible to train travelers since Amtrak successfully told them to shove their intrusive, worthless security theater years back.
 
2013-01-07 08:18:51 AM

davidphogan: Trains don't take 90 degree turns that well.


Good thing I put a radius on it, then! :D
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