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What separates me from people like Anderson is that I have deep feelings and pleasant memories of train and airplane rides. He's just cold steel, but that seems to be what's needed to captain a corporation these days. Life isn't what it was in the train heydays, and those of us clinging to the past are definitely and understandably upset by the changes. We're just longing for those days of youth, less pressure and strife...and a good comfortable train ride. :eek:hwell:
 

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Whether he's a bean counter or not, Amtrak's Anderson is right about a lot of things. It'll be worth observing if these proposed changes eventually occur under his watch.
 

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but i'll say this and now i know why i avoided delta if at all possible he doesn't (appear) to use his own product. i mean i used to talk into a local kmart -- i was like "how could anyone running this company walk in here and not say 'ah hah we obviously need to address this!'"... same to me for flying. if ceos just take private jets then well, they never really know. if they just take limos and never their trains, then they never really know, etc...
 

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Nice article overall. Here's a question. Would it really be that pricey to put their own lines next to the freight lines? Or at least some of it.
Depends if you consider 1-2 million per mile pricey or not. Definitely ain’t cheap.
 

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Depends if you consider 1-2 million per mile pricey or not. Definitely ain’t cheap.
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You're right, it ain't cheap, unless you compare it to the cost of California's "High speed rail" boondoggle, or retrofitting freeways to make them "earthquake resistant." They make 2 mil per mile look like a bargain! :eek:

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Depends if you consider 1-2 million per mile pricey or not. Definitely ain’t cheap.
prrfan;

You're right, it ain't cheap, unless you compare it to the cost of California's "High speed rail" boondoggle, or retrofitting freeways to make them "earthquake resistant." They make 2 mil per mile look like a bargain! <img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />

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Yes, that’s true. The economics depend on location. In SoCal it may pay off. In the expanses of the west and mid-west, probably not.
 

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Adding a railroad line next to an existing one is not quite the same as adding another lane to a highway. Many rail lines were squeezed into the right of way that they are using many years ago and no room is left. Governments can "condemn" property for highways but I don't think railroads can do that.
 
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