• Traveling by Amtrak for the first time?

    I'm a little bit nervous to be honest. I know things can happen no matter the mode of transportation, but I feel a little scared about my upcoming trip. My family and I will be traveling coach from Florida to NYC in mid-January. I keep thinking about the train derailing or snow or really cold weather causing an... show more
    I'm a little bit nervous to be honest. I know things can happen no matter the mode of transportation, but I feel a little scared about my upcoming trip. My family and I will be traveling coach from Florida to NYC in mid-January. I keep thinking about the train derailing or snow or really cold weather causing an accident and all sorts of stuff. My family can't travel by plane and driving would be more of a hassle so train is all we've got and we really want to enjoy this vacation. What are some tips, advice, or words of comfort those experienced train riders have for us as we prepare to leave in a few months?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Will hyperloop or any high speed rail replace airline travel within the us and worldwide?

    Best answer: Nope. High speed rail is impractical for long distance travel. By long distance I mean trips of 700 miles or more. It is more impractical in the US because the population is spread so far apart. And most travel is at that 700 mile range or less, according to statistics. So in certain corridors, let's say... show more
    Best answer: Nope.

    High speed rail is impractical for long distance travel. By long distance I mean trips of 700 miles or more. It is more impractical in the US because the population is spread so far apart. And most travel is at that 700 mile range or less, according to statistics. So in certain corridors, let's say San Francisco to Los Angeles the distance is reasonable and is where the bulk of Californians live.

    In other countries throughout Europe and Asia the high density of the population, as well as reasonable distances to cover, high speed rail works well and is more practical with higher ridership generating enough income to justify construction and maintenance costs and continue with profitable operations.

    So take to the skies and good luck.
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • Does the US needs a better transportation system along with roads and better trains ?

    Best answer: Yeah
    Best answer: Yeah
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do freight trains and passenger trains go on the same rail?

    I'm writing a story about two brothers who jump in a boxcar and travel through Australia. I tried looking up freight train routes to find which rail they would take, but it's only giving me passenger train routes. Do passenger train routes and freight train routes take the same rail? (They can't take... show more
    I'm writing a story about two brothers who jump in a boxcar and travel through Australia. I tried looking up freight train routes to find which rail they would take, but it's only giving me passenger train routes. Do passenger train routes and freight train routes take the same rail? (They can't take passenger trains because they're on the run and also broke)
    17 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Did we really need the railroad? Was it just an attempt to undermine the south and its river ports?

    Best answer: No. The railroad was the jet plane of its day. It was the fastest way to get places far away. The motivation for its invention had nothing to do with the Southern river ports, but ended up hurting them economically.
    Best answer: No. The railroad was the jet plane of its day. It was the fastest way to get places far away. The motivation for its invention had nothing to do with the Southern river ports, but ended up hurting them economically.
    13 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why do railway accidents occur in short?

    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why are railway accident occur?

    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What are the reasons that train toilets are out of order?

    On a northern rail train the other day I went to go to the toilet and pushed the handle realising it didn't move and it was said to be out of order. I was just wandering what are the reasons for the toilets on trains to be out of order? is it technical? could someone have been sick in there?
    On a northern rail train the other day I went to go to the toilet and pushed the handle realising it didn't move and it was said to be out of order. I was just wandering what are the reasons for the toilets on trains to be out of order? is it technical? could someone have been sick in there?
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is it Illegal to walk on train tracks?

    So i like going on walks, i walk on the train tracks, in the country. I like to follow them and see where it will talk me. One way i followed, there was a little bridge and a no trespassing sign. Which is ok, i didn't continue the walk. These are also active train tracks, many trains have came through while... show more
    So i like going on walks, i walk on the train tracks, in the country. I like to follow them and see where it will talk me. One way i followed, there was a little bridge and a no trespassing sign. Which is ok, i didn't continue the walk. These are also active train tracks, many trains have came through while walking, i just move to the side.
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why people don't go by train after doing shopping?

    or it's an action they do earIiler than that, I realise these two actions put together are really incompatible. Do you think is really like that?
    or it's an action they do earIiler than that, I realise these two actions put together are really incompatible. Do you think is really like that?
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • When building the railroads in the American West, in an already existing town, were the stations built after or before the railroad arrived?

    Best answer: It wouldn't make any sense to build a station BEFORE the railroad arrived. Station buildings were built next to the tracks. When the railroad came through, they laid their tracks in the easiest locations to get to. Entire towns had to move, sometimes by miles, just because the tracks were built too far away... show more
    Best answer: It wouldn't make any sense to build a station BEFORE the railroad arrived. Station buildings were built next to the tracks. When the railroad came through, they laid their tracks in the easiest locations to get to. Entire towns had to move, sometimes by miles, just because the tracks were built too far away from the town.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • A question for regarding trains in Central Wisconsin?

    In Necedah Wisconsin, There's a campground in a state park in which has a railroad used by both CSX and Union Pacific Railroad. I've been going up to this property my dad's friend has for years and Its safe to say alot has changed there. I doubt that I'll get an answer from a local there or someone... show more
    In Necedah Wisconsin, There's a campground in a state park in which has a railroad used by both CSX and Union Pacific Railroad. I've been going up to this property my dad's friend has for years and Its safe to say alot has changed there. I doubt that I'll get an answer from a local there or someone that has been there before. My question is, why are the Freight trains there traveling alot slower than they used to. I can recall being 7 and 8 years old going up there, trains used to fly by anywhere between 45-55mph But after going up in 2012 after 8 years from the last time being there, trains now seem to crawl through Necedah anywhere between 15-30mph. but Why I ask. Safety Reasons? or a explanation of why the railroad lowered the limit. I do know its a rural area that the crossings up there used to have just crossbucks and a stop sign. And they recently installed gates at the crossings. a few years ago. So if anyone has an answer, I'll take it. Btw if you need a comparison I got two videos taken from two different times I posted to Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIRYGenZ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGMGJvC5... Footage all recorded in the same area.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Why are mumbai trains so owercrowded?

    Best answer: mainly because of overpopulation
    Best answer: mainly because of overpopulation
    9 answers · 2 months ago