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AMTRAK-FEC Inspection Train Trip, May 1st

  • 23 Apr 2010 11:37 AM
    Message # 330035
    Anonymous


    This is the Schedule as follows for the AMTRAK-FEC  Inspection Trip-May 1st Miami to Jacksonville:


    Time        Location

    08:30a DP Miami, FL northbound

    10:45a/10:50a at West Palm Beach,

    11:35a/11:50a at Stuart,

    12:15p/12:20p at Ft. Pierce,

    12:40p/12:45p at Vero,

    1:20p/1:25p at Melbourne,

    1:45p/150p at Cocoa,

    2:10p/2:15p at Titusville,

    3:05p/3:10p at Daytona,

    4:05p/4:10p at St. Augustine,

    5:25p AR at Jacksonville Amtrak Station (Clifford Lane).

    If any times change, I will advise, but as of today, that is the operating schedule. I hope this helps anyone interested in seeing this train along the corridor.

  • 26 Apr 2010 2:27 PM
    Reply # 331319 on 330035
    Anonymous

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sunshinestatenews.com%2Fstory%2Ftrain-project-revives-henry-flaglers-line&h=04799

    Background information regarding AMTRAK-FEC Corridor Coalition.  Especially noteworthy is the article section, "Who's In Charge?"

  • 26 Apr 2010 8:42 PM
    Reply # 331526 on 330035
    Anonymous

    Additional info regarding train consist:

    On Wednesday morning this week, train 91 will have an extra loco to be cut off in Jax. FL.

    Then Amtrak Train 97 will have an extra loco plus Amtrak President Boardman's train consisting of a sleeper, a dome car and the "Beech Grove" inspection car to be cut off in Jax. The 2 engines 3 car inspection train will lay over in Jax on Wed. and depart Thursday morning at 8:00am down the FEC non stop to Miami.  Don't know yet how they will get from FEC to CSX in south Florida.  The Inspection Train will layover in Miami on Friday for an "Employees Day", celebrating Amtrak's birthday, service awards, cookout, etc.
     
    The Inspection Train will depart Miami Saturday morning on the schedule previously posted.
  • 28 Apr 2010 9:47 PM
    Reply # 332864 on 330035
    Anonymous

    Latest Update: Wed, April 28, 2010 10:29:52 AM

    Re: Special Amtrak train on FEC

    For the Amtrak/Florida East Coast special, engine number trivia:

    Original assignment was AMTK 1, added to Train 97(26) for the trip to Jacksonville; and AMTK 19, added to Train 91(27).

    But AMTK 19 broke down on the way south. AMTK 67 off Train 91(27) will substitute (hopefully it will get washed), and Train 91 will have to run to Miami on one functioning unit and one dead one.

    Any breakdown is bad, but it's fortunate that the AMTK 19 went into STATE OF GOOD REPAIR before it was entrusted to hauling a train of dignitaries, politicos and business leaders!

    The office car 10001 "Beech Grove", dome 10031 and a Viewliner departed Washington on Train 97(27). The three Amfleet II coaches being added for Thursday's VIP run are already at Hialeah.

    Information per

    Gene Poon <sheehans@ap.net

    at

    All_Aboard@yahoogroups.com

  • 08 Nov 2011 4:45 AM
    Reply # 745000 on 330035
    With Amtrak CEO boardman's announcement that cuts may be forthcoming, I'm not going to hold my breath over startup of service down the FEC. On the contrary, I wonder if my planned Christmas trip on the Silver Star may be the last on a train serving Tampa. 
  • 09 Nov 2011 8:48 AM
    Reply # 745868 on 745000
    Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:With Amtrak CEO boardman's announcement that cuts may be forthcoming, I'm not going to hold my breath over startup of service down the FEC. On the contrary, I wonder if my planned Christmas trip on the Silver Star may be the last on a train serving Tampa. 

    Ridership at Tampa is skyrocketing. Last month, it surpassed Orlando to become the busiest station in Florida (it even outstrips all of the stations in Georgia, including Atlanta).

    The current Amtrak administration is aware of what they have, too. That wasn't always the case in the past.

    I don't pretend to know what we will see in Florida 18 months from now if the budget cuts come, but I would be floored if Amtrak were to pull service from Tampa or Lakeland.

    With that said, I am very concerned about what the politicians will do to Amtrak and passenger rail when a new Congress and (perhaps a new) President take over in 2013. We all need to talk about the importance of passenger rail to our elected officials.

    --Jackson McQuigg

    Last modified: 09 Nov 2011 8:49 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)
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