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  •  There's a faster Amtrak Atlanta-San Antonio. (1+ / 0-)
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    Kevskos

    Not much faster, sorry -- how do you fancy overnight New Orleans layovers?

    Crescent depart Atlanta 8:38AM arrive New Orleans 7:38 PM

    Sunset Limited depart New Orleans 11:55AM MWF arrive San Antonio 3AM TuThSat

    (43 hrs westbound -- must depart SuTuTh)

    Sunset Limited depart San Antonio 11:55PM MoThSa arrive New Orleans 2:55PM TuFrSu

    Crescent depart New Orleans 7:05 AM arrive Atlanta 7:52PM

    (44 hrs eastbound)

    The biggest problem lies in the three-day-a-week Sunset Limited.  You probably looked on the "wrong" day of the week so the Amtrak system didn't show this connection.  They're trying desperately to make it daily, because they're obviously losing tons of customers due to the three-a-week thing, but they have to negotiate with Union Pacific to do so so it's going slowly.

    Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

    by neroden on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 05:44:43 PM PST

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