Category Archives: Amtrak

Jersey Jim Locked In ‘Portal’ Combat

Commuters on New Jersey Transit often worry and complain about crossing the river to and from Manhattan, but the mighty Hudson is often wrongly accused as the wager of our woe. It’s the Hackensack River that we should worry about. As … Continue reading

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Scamtrak & Glamtrak: A Tale of Two Train Trips

We put Amtrak to a major test over the long Rosh Hosh weekend, as the four of us–TJ, The Missus, Little G, Little Miss C–took the train to Newport News, Virginia en route to Big Sis’s place in Virginia Beach, and … Continue reading

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Off the Rails

I am going on a rather long train trip tomorrow, and will write about it upon my safe return. Have a terrific holiday weekend.

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We Almost Made it Through Without Mentioning Sept. 11

I know we’re all burnt out on Sept. 11 coverage, and Trainjotting is all about having a little chuckle at the expense of the guy next to you on the train. But this Op-Ed from Joe Nocera in today’s Times … Continue reading

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Acela Seats Too Pricey

It’s around midway through the Mets-Cubs game, and the Mets have around as many hits as they do errors. The kids, making their first visit to Citi and caring not a whit about anything in front of them outside of Mr. … Continue reading

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Love Lost, at 150 MPH, With Significant Delays Outside New Haven

Those clever fellows of Fountains of Wayne are at it again, a maximalist songwriting duo that finds the humor and the heart and, often, the heartbreak, in the most ordinary characters facing humdrum situations. The new album (can we still … Continue reading

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Loud Cellphone Yakker Booted Off Amtrak

Officials decided 16 hours of excessively voluble cellphone talking on a train’s quiet car was enough to get a woman booted off Amtrak. Offers Yahoo News: KOMO News reports that Lakeysha Beard says she felt “disrespected” by the incident, though … Continue reading

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