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American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:51 pm
by Saturnalia
This newly-formed company will be taking over 3 Amtrak Routes: The Empire Builder, Southwest Chief & Coast Starlight. We WILL be running them for a profit. We have the same relationship with the freight railroads as Amtrak, as givin to us by the Federal Govt. We will NOT be stopping in little towns, instead our business model will be one of a tour of the Western US, not meant to be a mode of transport between Seattle & Minot, or whatever little town you please.

APR is a subsidiary of Marquette Rail Holdings, Inc, owners of Marquette Rail & Marquette Rail Innovation, LLC

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:01 pm
by Ypsi
NO lets not get too out of hand with the paper RRs... its amtrak with a new name (and worse business plan :lol: )

anyway yeah Im giving my big N O

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:40 pm
by Saturnalia
YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:NO lets not get too out of hand with the paper RRs... its amtrak with a new name (and worse business plan :lol: )

anyway yeah Im giving my big N O

Why?

Losers

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:43 pm
by DT&I
MQT3001 wrote:
YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:NO lets not get too out of hand with the paper RRs... its amtrak with a new name (and worse business plan :lol: )

anyway yeah Im giving my big N O

Why?

Losers

Lol becuase we all have our own passenger business with our freight railroads.

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:44 pm
by Ypsi
DT&I wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:
YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:NO lets not get too out of hand with the paper RRs... its amtrak with a new name (and worse business plan :lol: )

anyway yeah Im giving my big N O

Why?

Losers

Lol becuase we all have our own passenger business with our freight railroads.

becasue the LOSERS like AMTRAK! :lol:

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:45 pm
by AARR
Passenger trains are not real trains :wink:

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:04 pm
by Saturnalia
DT&I wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:
YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:NO lets not get too out of hand with the paper RRs... its amtrak with a new name (and worse business plan :lol: )

anyway yeah Im giving my big N O

Why?

Losers

Lol becuase we all have our own passenger business with our freight railroads.

None of these run on YOUR routes.

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:09 pm
by Saturnalia
I guess I could always go the route of this being a subsidiary of MQT :wink:

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:11 pm
by DT&I
But the trains would be competing with ours, we all have trains into Chicago, Detroit, and other cities, maybe it was a bad a idea to ask us :lol:

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:14 pm
by Saturnalia
DT&I wrote:But the trains would be competing with ours, we all have trains into Chicago, Detroit, and other cities, maybe it was a bad a idea to ask us :lol:

IT dosn't replace ALL of Amtrak, just those 3 routes :roll:

Because it was suppsed to be a new railway, I needed approval...I'll just make a subsidiary and all will be well.

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:15 pm
by DT&I
MQT3001 wrote:
DT&I wrote:But the trains would be competing with ours, we all have trains into Chicago, Detroit, and other cities, maybe it was a bad a idea to ask us :lol:

IT dosn't replace ALL of Amtrak, just those 3 routes :roll:

Because it was suppsed to be a new railway, I needed approval...I'll just make a subsidiary and all will be well.

Yea if you made it a subsidiary then itd be already a part of an existing railroad, whih i dont think you need approval for it to exist :wink:

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:17 pm
by Ypsi
why would amtrak give you its 3 best routes anyway... :P

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:19 pm
by Saturnalia
YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:why would amtrak give you its 3 best routes anyway... :P

All 3 are total economic LOSERS

We will look to the Texas Eagle, Sunset Limited, and California Zephyr if we can turn a profit on these.

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:30 pm
by Ypsi
MQT3001 wrote:All 3 are total economic LOSERS


All from Amtrak
Empire Builder remains the most popular long-distance train in the Amtrak system. The train had a total revenue of $53,773,711 in FY2011, a decrease of 8.1% from FY2010.


During fiscal year 2011, the Coast Starlight carried over 425,000 passengers, a decrease of 4% from FY2010. The train had a total revenue of $39,997,952 during FY2011, a 6.9% increase from FY2010.


During fiscal year 2011, the Southwest Chief carried a total over 350,000 passengers, a 3.7% increase from FY 2010. The train had a total of revenue of $44,184,060 during FY 2011, a 6.2% increase from FY 2010.


nuff said

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:35 pm
by Ypsi
YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:All 3 are total economic LOSERS


All from Amtrak
Empire Builder remains the most popular long-distance train in the Amtrak system. The train had a total revenue of $53,773,711 in FY2011, a decrease of 8.1% from FY2010.


During fiscal year 2011, the Coast Starlight carried over 425,000 passengers, a decrease of 4% from FY2010. The train had a total revenue of $39,997,952 during FY2011, a 6.9% increase from FY2010.


During fiscal year 2011, the Southwest Chief carried a total over 350,000 passengers, a 3.7% increase from FY 2010. The train had a total of revenue of $44,184,060 during FY 2011, a 6.2% increase from FY 2010.


nuff said



but calling them all loseres in unfair MQT.... because ALL amtrak trains are big fat LOSERS! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:54 pm
by Saturnalia
YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:
YpsiAmtrakBoy wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:All 3 are total economic LOSERS


All from Amtrak
Empire Builder remains the most popular long-distance train in the Amtrak system. The train had a total revenue of $53,773,711 in FY2011, a decrease of 8.1% from FY2010.


During fiscal year 2011, the Coast Starlight carried over 425,000 passengers, a decrease of 4% from FY2010. The train had a total revenue of $39,997,952 during FY2011, a 6.9% increase from FY2010.


During fiscal year 2011, the Southwest Chief carried a total over 350,000 passengers, a 3.7% increase from FY 2010. The train had a total of revenue of $44,184,060 during FY 2011, a 6.2% increase from FY 2010.


nuff said



but calling them all loseres in unfair MQT.... because ALL amtrak trains are big fat LOSERS! :lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol:
We are going to turn these into Economic Winners.

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:04 pm
by AARR
MQT3001 wrote:We are going to turn these into Economic Winners.

Removing the vote does notcchange the outcome. Your passenger trains were voted down :lol:

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:21 pm
by DT&I
AARR wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:We are going to turn these into Economic Winners.

Removing the vote does notcchange the outcome. Your passenger trains were voted down :lol:

+1 AARR :lol:

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:24 pm
by atrainguy60
I vote down.

Re: American Passenger Railway

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:34 pm
by conrailman75
My Amtrak trains only go to Chicago so I don't have a problem with the proposal since his trains would connect with mine at Chicago, so while it doesn't matter now, I vote yes. Besides, my PC has NO plans to run any passenger trains of their own.