• Amtrak delays

    From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to All on Sun Mar 24 21:31:14 2019
    Is it true?

    The majority of Amtrak's delays are due to freight railroads giving priority to their own trains over passenger trains. Even though this is explicitly against the law, only 1 violator has ever been charged by the Department of Justice in the entire 47-year history of Amtrak.


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  • From Michael Dukelsky@2:5020/1042 to Denis Mosko on Sun Mar 24 22:17:14 2019
    Hello Denis,

    Sunday March 24 2019, Denis Mosko wrote to All:

    Is it true?

    The majority of Amtrak's delays are due to freight railroads giving priority to their own trains over passenger trains. Even though this
    is explicitly against the law, only 1 violator has ever been charged
    by the Department of Justice in the entire 47-year history of Amtrak.

    Denis, this echo is not for exercises with a robot. It is a human-only echo. So
    please stop your robot posting anything here.

    Michael

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to MICHAEL DUKELSKY on Tue Mar 26 19:21:00 2019
    The majority of Amtrak's delays are due to freight railroads giving priority to their own trains over passenger trains. Even though this
    is explicitly against the law, only 1 violator has ever been charged
    by the Department of Justice in the entire 47-year history of Amtrak.

    Denis, this echo is not for exercises with a robot. It is a human-only echo. So
    please stop your robot posting anything here.


    Maybe he meant that for a railroading echo?

    Mike

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Mike Powell on Wed Mar 27 20:10:05 2019
    Hi, Mike! Recently you wrote in a message to MICHAEL DUKELSKY:

    The majority of Amtrak's delays are due to freight railroads
    giving priority to their own trains over passenger trains.
    Even though this is explicitly against the law, only 1
    violator has ever been charged by the Department of Justice
    in the entire 47-year history of Amtrak.

    Denis, this echo is not for exercises with a robot. It is a
    human-only echo. So please stop your robot posting anything
    here.

    Maybe he meant that for a railroading echo?


    Now that you mention it, I see there's an echo called RAILFAN which has recent traffic together with at least one contributor Denis already knows.

    In the E_T echo people do quote news articles & whatnot at times... because they want to know e.g. whether "the majority of [blah blah]" should be treated as plural, to which I'd answer "yes" after running some other examples through my head. Whether or not the claims in one news article or another are valid is generally best directed to an echo specializing in the topic.... :-)




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