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Amtrak's 35th Birthday
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Amtrak's 35th Birthday
 
« on: Apr 24th, 2006, 2:18pm »
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May 1st is almost here. It's time for All_Aboard members to get ready to
celebrate!
Celebrate what? Amtrak's 35th Birthday!
 
How can we celebrate Amtrak's birthday? On May 1st we should attempt to meet
at least one train at each Amtrak station in the country and celebrate
Amtrak's birthday with cake and coffee, or something similar. While there we
can
greet boarding passengers, share cake and coffee, make a small pitch for saving
Amtrak and its trains at that station, and welcome arriving passengers with
the same hospitality.
 
Why should we do this? To raise the public's awareness of the importance of
Amtrak to their travel and the local community. Call the local mayor,
Chamber, and media ahead of time. Invite them to the party and visit with them
about
the importance of Amtrak to their community.
 
Members of this list are from various states. Each of us knows others in our
state who could help make this celebration a reality. Raising the profile of
passenger rail, especially in "Red" states is very important, since 23 "Red"
states would lose passenger service if the long distance trains are lost.
"Red" state Congresspersons and Senators need to know that Amtrak is important
to
their states and communities.
 
I live about a 4 hour drive from the nearest Amtrak station (San Antonio),
but I am willing to travel there or to other more isolated Amtrak stations in
western Texas if that would help. Small towns are often the ones that would be
hurt the most by loss of Amtrak service. Unfortunately, people in the
community are often unaware of Amtrak's importance to their town, and even
unaware
that Amtrak is in trouble. So it is important for passenger rail supporters to
get the message out.
 
Anyone willing to give this a try?
 
Henry Wulff


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Re: Amtrak's 35th Birthday
 
« Reply #1 on: Apr 24th, 2006, 2:19pm »
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Save Our Trains Mississippi will have a Birthday Party for Amtrak at the Meridian MS Amtrak Station on April 29th 2006 which will be Saturday.
 
We will serve coffee and a Birthday cake the party will start at 10:30 am.  


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Re: Amtrak's 35th Birthday
 
« Reply #2 on: Apr 24th, 2006, 3:35pm »
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Ok. On May 1,2006 I will go to 30St. Station here in Philadelphia.  I will say Happy Birthday to Amtrak.

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« Reply #3 on: Apr 24th, 2006, 4:27pm »
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I would love to put the birthday cake into all the big shots' faces for treating the crews like dirt.  They really deserve it!!

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« Reply #4 on: Apr 26th, 2006, 3:03pm »
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I am sort of thinking about celebrating by  driving up to MArsahll and catching the west-bound (or rather south-bound) Eagle , ride to Dalals, and then back on the North-bound. OUGHT to be able to make the connection unless the train is REALLY running LATE...

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