Passenger rail service coming to Roanoke by 2018

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Wed Dec 5 12:45:34 EST 2012

How many Norfolk Southern passenger trains have you ridden? Dates and locations would be helpful. John Katz

> Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 17:34:49 -0500

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> Subject: Re: Passenger rail service coming to Roanoke by 2018

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> I completely agree. I have yet to see anything disgraceful about

> Amtrak, except the way it's underfunded and then maligned for poor

> service. Every Amtrak experience I've had has been as pleasant as

> possible in the circumstances - which is a LOT more than I can say for

> Norfolk Southern. I would much rather have Amtrak than NS when it comes

> to running passenger trains.


> Now, when it comes to getting 611 back out, I'd love it. I don't

> realistically think it'll ever happen, but I'd love it if it did!


> Ken Rickman


> On 12/4/2012 11:56 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> > Well, disgrace is a pretty strong word. Amtrak isn't what passenger

> > rail service was during the 1950's, but few things are. Personally, if

> > I mail voice my opinion, Amtrak has done a lot with hand they were

> > dealt, and my wife and I have had many enjoyable trips by Amtrak and

> > have been pleasantly surprised by most of the staff & passengers we

> > interacted with.


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> Kenneth Rickman

> Salisbury, NC

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