Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess?
Author: a previous commenter...
Date: 07-10-2018 - 19:54

...mentioned PTC. That's yet another problem, beyond the "no more specials" Amtrak position and the railroad that doesn't want to handle the train. No PTC on NWP except where SMART regularly runs. So there's another reason AMTK can use for refusing service - they will only run on PTC-equipped lines (even if their own equipment still isn't fully set up to use it).

If SMART could work a deal with the racetrack to install PTC (or figure out a way to do it temporarily on big race days) on the line between Novato and Napa Jct., perhaps they could promote some more money to install a big remote parking lot at the Jct (accessible from 80 via American Canyon Rd.), then run shuttles between there, Sears Point, and Novato for race traffic. Better than shuttle buses because not stuck in the race traffic, but still with a 15mph speed limit unless the track itself is upgraded.

Yes, I know you were pulling the Mouse's leg, but there might be a grain of interest in the idea. All it needs is cash, and a spare train or 2 on weekends.

(The tweaker chimes in: hey, why not sell it to BART? It would get lots of money then! Ducks for incoming Mouse...)



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  No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? Q 07-09-2018 - 20:12
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? Alf Doten 07-09-2018 - 20:26
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? sklinck1 07-09-2018 - 21:39
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? UFO 07-09-2018 - 22:42
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? Eyes wide shut 07-10-2018 - 06:19
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? eyes wide open 07-09-2018 - 22:48
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? J Mann 07-10-2018 - 09:54
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? CPRR 07-10-2018 - 09:58
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? synonymouse 07-10-2018 - 10:03
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? Commenter 07-10-2018 - 10:59
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? Graham Buxton 07-10-2018 - 11:25
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? Alf Doten 07-10-2018 - 12:22
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? J Mann 07-10-2018 - 14:00
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? yeoldtrain 07-10-2018 - 18:10
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? J Mann 07-10-2018 - 13:46
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? Coastline Bill 07-10-2018 - 14:12
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? Commenter 07-10-2018 - 16:01
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? John Hachey 07-10-2018 - 17:12
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? a previous commenter... 07-10-2018 - 19:54
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? ron 07-11-2018 - 09:54
  Re: No more Sonoma NASCAR train I guess? George Andrews 07-11-2018 - 17:30


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