Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas
Author: A.S.Perger
Date: 12-14-2006 - 13:47

The more correct statement is that it was tried in the mid-70's and abandoned by President Carter in one of the more massive Amtrak cutbacks. The Pioneer, the Desert Wind, that Chicago - Florida train, and the San Joaquins were all scheduled for the cutting block. Merit probably had little to do with the decision.

Only one was saved, only one State came forward to protect its service: California's San Joaquin. Back then the SJ carried about 80,000 per year. Now it carries 750,000. Now, the SJ is the only Amtrak route offering service to Las Vegas. If the SJ's were extended to Barstow, it would be ironic if Bakersfield and Fresno had train service to Las Vegas before Los Angeles!



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Amtrak Pioneer Tabasco 12-04-2006 - 22:02
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer Bluesman 12-05-2006 - 08:15
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer MDW 12-05-2006 - 12:27
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer Dmac844 12-05-2006 - 13:34
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer E 12-05-2006 - 13:35
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer stash 12-05-2006 - 12:32
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak pay for track? Steven D. Johnson 12-05-2006 - 16:37
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak pay for track? Vegas Resident 12-06-2006 - 11:43
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak pay for track? E 12-06-2006 - 12:32
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak pay for track? DCMcGill 12-06-2006 - 13:13
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Steven D. Johnson 12-07-2006 - 06:22
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Scott Schiechl 12-07-2006 - 09:06
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Gary 12-08-2006 - 09:12
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Scott Schiechl 12-08-2006 - 10:08
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Gary 12-08-2006 - 12:04
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Scott Schiechl 12-08-2006 - 12:37
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Steven D. Johnson 12-11-2006 - 11:47
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas E 12-12-2006 - 10:39
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Steven D. Johnson 12-17-2006 - 20:58
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas A.S.Perger 12-14-2006 - 13:47
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer A.S.Perger 12-26-2006 - 11:21


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