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Title: Acela vs. Amtrak
Post by: Santa Fe buff on May 17, 2008, 03:23:37 PM
I know and understand Acela is Amtrak, but who prefers Amfleet or the American Bullet Train?
And,
Union Pacific vs. BNSF, tell your favorite and why, or suggest your own railroad or your favorite, This topic was made for you to show your favorite railroad(s)!

Go ATSF! And SFSP!


Title: Re: Acela vs. Amtrak
Post by: john tricarico on May 17, 2008, 05:07:56 PM
with out a doubt  my wife and i are planning a trip to boston
and we looked  at the acela fare rates and regional service
i do want to go first class to boston

now another amtrak trip to plan
i have to be at my daughters wedding in september
in anaheim ca.
we have been looking over amtrak fares to los angeles
and then to anaheim

if rates ae to high   its time for jet blue

  good luck   john t  brookyln ny






Title: Re: Acela vs. Amtrak
Post by: john tricarico on May 17, 2008, 05:11:13 PM
now keeping with the topic

of course new york central and pennsylvania

good luck  john t   brooklyn ny


Title: Re: Acela vs. Amtrak
Post by: sour rails on May 17, 2008, 05:39:05 PM
     Anyone in his right mind would have to say that the best railroad was the Nickel Plate Road, followed by the N&W (regardless of the merge), but by NO means the NS.


Title: Re: Acela vs. Amtrak
Post by: Guilford Guy on May 17, 2008, 06:09:15 PM
The regional's IMHO are somewhat more appealing than the Acela... I see these whenever I'm in South Station, and the AEM7's seem more rail than the Acela Express Trainsets...


Title: Re: Acela vs. Amtrak
Post by: Santa Fe buff on May 17, 2008, 08:42:37 PM
Standings:
NYC R.R- I
Penn. R.R.- I
Nickel Plate R.R.- I
Amtrak- I
Acela- II
N&W R.R- I

Contiue to support your favorite Railroad!  ;)
I need to get one of those Acela sets.


Title: Re: Acela vs. Amtrak
Post by: PRRThomas11 on May 18, 2008, 09:49:43 AM
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Go ATSF! And SFSP!

Whats SFSP? I've heard of SPSF which became to be known as "Shouldn't Paint So Fast"


Title: Re: Acela vs. Amtrak
Post by: kevin2083 on May 18, 2008, 10:11:28 AM
SPSF was a proposed merger between Southern Pacific and Santa Fe. I don't remember why, but the merger never happened. Some locomotives were still repainted though.

http://espee.railfan.net/spsf.html (http://espee.railfan.net/spsf.html)


Title: Re: Acela vs. Amtrak
Post by: Conrail Quality on May 18, 2008, 10:56:53 AM
The SPSF merger never happened because the ICC struck it down as a violation of antitrust laws.

Timothy


Title: Re: Acela vs. Amtrak
Post by: Santa Fe buff on May 18, 2008, 09:29:02 PM
Really, I heard it was because SF couldn't find the money to buy SP, and SP backed out. Still, you can find SFSP engines, some say SF and some say SP, but never SFSP...
they are the yellow and red warbonnet engines.
Technically, it did exist, but didn't, oh well, SF turned into BNSF anyway...