Ed Driscoll

AMTRAK FACES JULY SHUTDOWN, according

AMTRAK FACES JULY SHUTDOWN, according to this Washington Post story.

Uh, other than the folks who use the heavily travelled Northeast Corridor (which could probably be a money maker if spun-off from the rest of Amtrak), who would notice?

I’ve loved trains ever since I was a kid, but there’s a reason why commercial railroads got out of the passenger business in the first place–ever since the double-barreled combination in the 1950s of jet airliners and interstate highways, passenger railroading is largely a financial sinkhole. Especially for a railroad as badly run as Amtrak.