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Sunset Limited

  • 12 Nov 2010 9:25 AM
    Message # 461584
    Anonymous
     Did any hope  for restoration of the Sunset Limited come  from the recent  meeting in Deerfield beach? 
  • 28 Dec 2010 10:43 AM
    Reply # 486268 on 461584
    Anonymous
    What has happened to the return of the Sunset Limited from Orlando  to New Orleans? We remain, si nce Katria, a lost link in return of Passenger Service to the North west Corridor. Everything seems to  be pointing only to getting trains running to Disney World.  Taking  Passenger trains  away from Tallahassee, Our Capital city and subsidising the Airlines, is beginning to reek iof politics, and money.   Lets  find the  real  reason that we are being avoided in return of the suspended Sunset Limited. 
  • 01 Jan 2011 9:22 PM
    Reply # 488028 on 461584
    Deleted user

    Continuing need exists for use of the Sunset Limited as an evacuation mode for locations served.  This same service was previously provided by Amtrak to evauating citizens from New Orleans to Memphis.  Repair of tracks, signals should have been followed by return of service.

    Dr. Pat Gray

  • 09 Jan 2011 2:42 PM
    Reply # 492257 on 488028
    Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote:

    Continuing need exists for use of the Sunset Limited as an evacuation mode for locations served.  This same service was previously provided by Amtrak to evauating citizens from New Orleans to Memphis.  Repair of tracks, signals should have been followed by return of service.

    Dr. Pat Gray


  • 22 Jan 2011 10:32 AM
    Reply # 505233 on 461584
    Deleted user

    It would be nice if you guys that live in John Mica's district would help out a bit by:

    1.  Elect the anti-rail character out of office, throw to the wolves if necessary.

    2.  Short of that, deluge, I mean get everybody you know, to swamp his mail, e-mail, etc. with positive requests regarding the  Sunset Ltd.  Even then he has told me right to my face that "it cost too much and would never return".  This was when the DMUs going to TriRail were exhibited in Jacksonville.

     

    I fear that given the neoconn group that has currently been elected, most of whom are so young they have little clue what a passenger train is, that we have something less than a zero chance of seeing the  Sunset return, at least in the next few decades.  I am more concerned about what we stand to lose.

     

  • 10 May 2011 11:41 PM
    Reply # 588490 on 461584

    One of the most disappointing aspects about restoring the Susnet Limited, or even a Gulf Coast Limited, or Gulf Breeze train is that in Mobile, AL, the Amtrak station (former Louisville and Nashville)on Water Street, has long been torn down and the plot of land where it once stood is for sale. Everything else around downtown Mobile has been rebuilt from the ground up since Katrina with funding from FEMA. Even the former Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio station was rebuilt into a transit mall on the east side of downtown Mobile, but that building is also for sale now.

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