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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

GarryRF ·
Looks like you have a great liking for the good old days of the railroad. Loved the reference to the new complex - It was picking up steam in the 80s and 90s. Fascinating slice of architecture hidden away. But better a market hall than a memory.
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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

DrFumblefinger ·
Love the history and old photos! Nice post!
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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

PHeymont ·
And thanks to you, DrF, for suggesting it to me as a topic!
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Re: Canada: See it all while you're young (Summer Rail Passes)

DrFumblefinger ·
That is a good value, esp. for those who traveling across the country and who can use the pass extensively for 2 months.
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Re: Canada: See it all while you're young (Summer Rail Passes)

Travel Rob ·
I love youth passes . It fosters a lifelong love of travel. I'm sure this a good value but still seems high for youths on a limited budget
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Re: Canada: See it all while you're young (Summer Rail Passes)

DrFumblefinger ·
A one way flight from Vancouver to the east coast of Canada might run you $700.00. Remember, you're talking about distance of almost 4000 mi/6000 km between Vancouver and Halifax. Travels north towards the Yukon and NWT are also expensive, so if you will actively travel for 2 months, this is a good value.
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Re: Canada: See it all while you're young (Summer Rail Passes)

Travel Rob ·
Yes ,a good value ,but I'm still nostalgic for the old Eurail youth passes in Europe. Now it's the budget airlines in Europe that make travel within Europe a complete bargain compared to North America.
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Re: SNCF: Oooops, we made the trains too big!

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm astounded at the level of incompetence! Does SNCF order trains without providing manufacturing specifics, like how tall and wide a train should be? Really?
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Re: SNCF: Oooops, we made the trains too big!

PHeymont ·
I suspect, although without evidence, that since the trains are very close to the previous size, that someone looked, saw a fairly familiar measurement and said, say “2.6 meters…that’s not so different from 2.5…OK!” Puts me in mind of the rocket that missed Mars because one team was measuring in metric units and the other in English… http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space/9909/30/mars.metric.02/
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Re: Canada to New Citizens: Travel your new country!

DrFumblefinger ·
I think it's a great idea. The country is so large and varies so much fro region to region, it takes a long time to explore all it has to offer.
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Re: Tilt! Retro railroad offers retro pinball car

DrFumblefinger ·
Now that's definitely a train car I'd like to visit!
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Re: Eurostar: New Amenities, New Routes

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for this. You gave me the idea to book the Eurostar for our train travel from Cologne, Germany via Brussels, to London.
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Eurostar's direct London-Marseille route opens

PHeymont ·
London-Marseille in 6-1/2 hours without changing trains, or heading early to airports and finding your way back to downtown. That's the premise of Eurostar's new direct service from London's Saint Pancras to Marseille's Saint Charles stations. The...
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Chicago set to open new rail-line park

PHeymont ·
Chicago will open its new Bloomingdale Trail, a park built on 2.7 miles of abandoned railway on June 6. That's 6/06 if you write it a different way, and 606 is both the root of Chicago area codes, and the name of an overall park project (the606) that...
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Eastern European Rail Odyssey: Gdansk to Vilnius

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's Eastern European train journey continues, with travels through Gdansk, Kaliningrad, Minsk and Vilnius.
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Plan to axe French trains stirs opposition

PHeymont ·
A report to the Ministry of Transport urging scrapping of hundreds of inter-city and regional trains is getting a hot reaction from towns and politicians all over. The proposal would also kill a number of overnight trains connecting Paris to the...
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Canada to New Citizens: Travel your new country!

PHeymont ·
Quebec City...one of the popular visits for new Canadians. For more, click HERE   Canada has a novel gift for its new citizens: a 50%-off railpass to get to know the country's sights and beauty spots, and a menu of over 1200 free cultural...
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SNCF: Oooops, we made the trains too big!

PHeymont ·
Above: Too high for tunnel....Below: Too wide for the station SNCF, the French rail operator that last year ordered trains too wide for its platforms has now ordered cars too tall for the tunnels that connect the rail systems of France to Italy....
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Tilt! Retro railroad offers retro pinball car

PHeymont ·
  The Strasburg Rail Road, which bills itself as the “Rail Road to Paradise” has added a less-heavenly attraction to its steam-train rides through the Pennsylvania  countryside  near Lancaster.   Using a dozen vintage...
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May 10 is National Train Day

PHeymont ·
National Train Day...a celebration of why rail travel matters...is Saturday, May 10 and includes hundreds of events all across the country, with displays and activities at Amtrak stations, rail museums and more. More details on this Amtrak-sponsored...
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Eurostar: New Amenities, New Routes

PHeymont ·
Eurostar—the Channel Tunnel train operator has had a good year with reviving economies, and is adding new trains and new routes as it rounds out its 20th year in service. That includes WiFi and dedicated check-in areas for business-class...
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A Couple of Tips on Booking the High Speed Bargain TGV Ouigo Trains in France

Travel Rob ·
Ouigo is an independently run subsidiary of the French national rail company SNCF . It started in April 2013 between Marne-la Vallee (the Disney station near Paris) and some points south east. A certain number of seats are 10 Euros and go up as...
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Canada: See it all while you're young (Summer Rail Passes)

PHeymont ·
VIA Rail Canada, the national rail network, is running two specials for youth 12-25 (or 26+ with ISIC card) this summer. Both offer unlimited rail travel between July 1 and August 31. For $499, you get the Quebec-Windsor Corridor; for $999 you get...
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Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

PHeymont ·
Gumbo was visiting New York City's Grand Central, one of the classics of the heyday of trains, and still a thriving center for local and commuter trains.
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World's longest tunnel will speed Alpine trains

PHeymont ·
Switzerland is about to open the new St. Gotthard Base Tunnel, 35 miles long and as much as 7500 feet deep to speed up rail traffic through the Alps.
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Eurail adds extra days, early-bird benefit

PHeymont ·
Eurail's passes purchased before April 30 now include free extra travel days, and can be bought 11 months in advance.
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London Postal Museum features secret underground railway

Travel Rob ·
New museum will let London visitors ride on the secret "Mail Rail"
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Trouble on the tracks: French rail strike ahead

PHeymont ·
Four French rail unions, acting together for once, have called a 37-hour strike for next week over pay, staffing and working conditions.
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