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Transit Adventures

2012 In review, A Year Riding 66 Amtrak Trains and many other Transit Systems

I’ve been wanting to make webpage updates but have managed to loose nearly all the pictures I took in 2012 to corrupt hard drive issues and I’m still figuring out the best way (and how much money I’m willing to spend) to try and get the photos back. I thought I might as well do […]

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Transit Adventures

Acela Express First Class vs. Fung Wah Bus, The Rundown

Well I’ve been having hard drive problems with my small portable hard drives (one is corrupted, one has the connection loose) accessing my photo archive which is why I have had such a long lull on updates. I did though go on an Amtrak points run two days ago, this past Wednesday, which I booked […]

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Transit Adventures

An Evening Fung Wah Ride Back from Boston, Just 22 minutes slower!

I then have to decide how I’m getting back. I have two options, the Cheapest presently all rail option, the Commuter Rail ‘Local’: MBTA Commuter Rail to Providence ($10) to a quick Regional jaunt ($21 current fare) to Shore Line East ($8.50) to Metro-North ($11.50) to Fordham: $51, $2 more than the Amtrak discount (14 […]

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Transit Adventures

A 4 Hour Full Stomach, and Hydrated Ride on Acela Express First Class from Newark to Boston

The First Class car has one door at its far end by the currently rear locomotive. The attendant comes out, checking our tickets telling us “She has one getting off”. I and and a group of 3 businesspeople board in Newark, along with the Amtrak cop who is walking through the first class car before […]

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PATH to Newark for the Acela Express to Boston (to get a better seat). Plus the adventure for the agents processing my First Class Upgrade

The trip begins the morning before, I was up anyway finishing something and decided I might as well call at 12:30am exactly to confirm my upgrade with my Select coupon (Select coupons let you confirm an upgrade 12 hours in advance, S+ coupons are 48 hours). I call the priority Select number on my (no […]

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Amtrak

Upload: VIA Cars at SDY and Port Henry

Well, here are the two stations that I got photos of Adirondack Trains #68 and #69 a little over a week ago when I rode the unique VIA Equipment using Park Cars. I also have a nice full photo essay and description for the new station: Port Henry–(85 Photos) Schenectady–(44 Photos add)-with the Adirondack, Maple […]

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Transit Adventures

A Day Trip to Philly to Finish the MFL and the Norresstown High Speed Line, Home via SEPTA to Levittown to Bus Route 127 to NJT to Newark to PATH, taking 3 hours and 45 minutes!

This is the fourt post (Post 1|Post 2|Post 3) about four trips over four days on a POH-YNY-NYP-NWK-PHL points run muli-city ticket I bought to ride VIA Cars on the Adirondack after Thanksgiving 2012 and to also get enough points for S+ status. After PATH took so long yesterday to get me home from Newark, […]

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Superstorm Sandy

The AmPolice putting on a show at NYP, denying me platform access via the exit concourse then searching my bag on a points run to Newark, back via PATH

This is the third post (Post 1|Post 2) about four trips over four days on a POH-YNY-NYP-NWK-PHL points run muli-city ticket I bought to ride VIA Cars on the Adirondack after Thanksgiving 2012 and to also get enough points for S+ status. My points run on Wednesday is from NYP-NWK, a trip with fewer train […]

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Superstorm Sandy

A Points Run from Yonkers to Penn Station on #236 up to Yonkers via Bee-Line Bus

This is the second post (Post 1) about four trips over four days on a POH-YNY-NYP-NWK-PHL points run muli-city ticket I bought to ride VIA Cars on the Adirondack after Thanksgiving 2012 and to also get nearly enough points for S+ status. If I am ever already buying a ticket on the Adirondack to and […]

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Superstorm Sandy

Train #68 south through the Sunset with an uneventful cross-platform transfer at Albany

The southbound finally is visible at 3:08, there is a crowd of about 15 people boarding and for some reason the crew is insisting on scanning all of us on the platform. This gives me time to get a few photos of the Park car in the station, Evangeline Park, the Park car I realize […]