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    Since refusing to fly anymore on commercial flights, I have taken AmTrak several times. I attended the 9/12 rally in D.C. in 2009, and took AmTrak round-trip from Central Florida. Although it took a little more time than a jet (DUH!), I got to sleep, walk around, got several HOT meals, socialized with the other pax, and even had some scenery to look at. I looked at it like an adventure.

    And I never once went through a metal detector, had to remove my shoes and belt, got 'wanded' or frisked, or had to look at a full-body scanner. My bags weren't searched, I wasn't even asked if I had any box cutters or PETN on my person. And I liked that.

    BUT - our wonderful Gestap...er...Homeland Security and its bastard child the TSA are making plans to fix that little loophole. Soon, you'll have to strip to your skivvies to get on board a Greyhound bus or AmTrak. Soon, we'll have the storm troopers on every mode of transport, making sure that granny will not be able to set her panties ablaze and destroy the Silver Meteor.

    We're losing it, guys. We're losing the freedoms that our Founders fought and died for, and the scary thing is that we have handed those freedoms to the socialists and communists that are raping this country and forcing it into the new world order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S&W645 View Post
    If you've never ridden in the last car of the train going down the NE Corridor at 115 NPH you've missed all the fun.
    My point exactly...What Amtrak calls "High speed" trains are limited in distribution and speed. Go to Europe if you want to see good trains..then come back and ride Amtrak again. You mentioned 115 MPH?? The Local SNCF trains in France go that fast..the the TGV goes 180+...and you can go nationwide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piece Corps View Post
    Since refusing to fly anymore on commercial flights, I have taken AmTrak several times. I attended the 9/12 rally in D.C. in 2009, and took AmTrak round-trip from Central Florida. Although it took a little more time than a jet (DUH!), I got to sleep, walk around, got several HOT meals, socialized with the other pax, and even had some scenery to look at. I looked at it like an adventure.

    And I never once went through a metal detector, had to remove my shoes and belt, got 'wanded' or frisked, or had to look at a full-body scanner. My bags weren't searched, I wasn't even asked if I had any box cutters or PETN on my person. And I liked that.

    BUT - our wonderful Gestap...er...Homeland Security and its bastard child the TSA are making plans to fix that little loophole. Soon, you'll have to strip to your skivvies to get on board a Greyhound bus or AmTrak. Soon, we'll have the storm troopers on every mode of transport, making sure that granny will not be able to set her panties ablaze and destroy the Silver Meteor.

    We're losing it, guys. We're losing the freedoms that our Founders fought and died for, and the scary thing is that we have handed those freedoms to the socialists and communists that are raping this country and forcing it into the new world order.
    Too true...recently in my state (Oregon) we had an attempted bombing foiled by the FBI...to my surprise and shock the suspect was a Muslim male between the ages of 18 and 34. I guess profiling isn't such a good idea after all huh?? Imagine how much that would speed up security checks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MA Duce View Post
    My point exactly...What Amtrak calls "High speed" trains are limited in distribution and speed. Go to Europe if you want to see good trains..then come back and ride Amtrak again. You mentioned 115 MPH?? The Local SNCF trains in France go that fast..the the TGV goes 180+...and you can go nationwide.
    You have to remember that those speed are reached only on dedicated passenger rights of way that are very straight. Back in the days before Amtrak and the Feds being involved, passenger trains in the US ran at speeds of 90 MPH or more in many parts of the US. I agree, we do need fixed plant high speed rail. It was something I voted to have put in the Florida Constitution. The Acela trainsets in the NEC can run at up to 150 MPH. That is the minimum we wanted down here.

    The car I was riding in on the last run thru the NEC was a privately owned car built in 1937 and was the oldest all stainless car that can meet Amtrak rules. It is one of the oldest all stainless cars built by the Budd company. When in use by the Santa Fe it ran at those speeds when new. As for the need to go to Europe, no. For three months I saw the Bullet Trains ( SHINKANSEN ) atleast twice a day when they were just over a year and a quarter old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MA Duce View Post
    Too true...recently in my state (Oregon) we had an attempted bombing foiled by the FBI...to my surprise and shock the suspect was a Muslim male between the ages of 18 and 34. I guess profiling isn't such a good idea after all huh?? Imagine how much that would speed up security checks.
    Other than our homegrown variety, they have all been males, Muslim, and between 18 and 40. Sounds like an easy profiling job to me.

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