Ticketing update for Joliet Rocket with NKP 765...

"Following Amtrak’s announcement in March concerning charter trips and passenger cars, the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (FWRHS) made the decision to delay ticket sales for The Joliet Rocket in order to reassess and reconfirm the cars planned for the event.

As of this writing, it is the goal of the FWRHS to finalize the consist for The Joliet Rocket by May 1st and open ticket sales within 30 days."

Details, ticket prices and photos of some of the cars planned at the link: https://fortwaynerailroad.org/2018/04/joliet-rocket-ticketing-update/

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nathansixchime posted:

You can ride a bi-level any day of the week in Chicago. In a market saturated with trains already, replicating that experience is neither advisable nor cost effective.

I always thought it would be better to chase this train rather than ride what felt like a regular commuter train!

BTW:

You've got your first Car Host! 

Railfan Brody posted:
nathansixchime posted:

You can ride a bi-level any day of the week in Chicago. In a market saturated with trains already, replicating that experience is neither advisable nor cost effective.

I always thought it would be better to chase this train rather than ride what felt like a regular commuter train!

 

BTW:

You've got your first Car Host! 

One would have been hard pressed to chase those 614 trips, considering all the 90 MPH running it did. 

Hot Water posted:
Railfan Brody posted:
nathansixchime posted:

You can ride a bi-level any day of the week in Chicago. In a market saturated with trains already, replicating that experience is neither advisable nor cost effective.

I always thought it would be better to chase this train rather than ride what felt like a regular commuter train!

 

BTW:

You've got your first Car Host! 

One would have been hard pressed to chase those 614 trips, considering all the 90 MPH running it did. 

I was happy to pay extra to ride behind 614 in an open window car at 79 mph.  MUCH better than chasing!

Two23 posted:
Hot Water posted:

One would have been hard pressed to chase those 614 trips, considering all the 90 MPH running it did. 

You could do it in the Dakotas.

 Since 614 is a coal burner, I doubt it will EVER be running in the Dakotas, especially since it has never been west of Chicago.

Kent in SD

 

765 and 844 will literally be the only mainline steam locomotives running this year. 261 trip was just denied by Amtrak. 611 might be parked as well if Amtrak denies them. At least in my area there are lots of tourist lines to ride within a reasonable drive. I just rode a diesel photo freight from Port Clinton to near Hazleton last Saturday. 425 is running this year, there is a Rotary trip from Mountain Top to Jim Thorpe Sept 22, and Schuylkill Haven 20 mile trips late September, and the Reading to Jim Thorpe October trains. 2102 is supposed to be running by next year. Reading and Northern is a great operation. They don't mind operating excursions for the public.  

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