TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Amtrak Passengers Stranded in Woods in Georgia

Re: Amtrak Passengers Stranded in Woods in Georgia
Sat, 31 Dec 2005 20:31:13 EST

In a message dated Fri, 30 Dec 2005 21:50:31 -0800, writes in reply to Jim Stewart

> The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, originally called
> Railpax and later adopting the trade name Amtrak, was created out of
> whole cloth. Many people thought then, and still do today, that it
> was created to bring an end to railroad passenger service in the
> U.S.A. within a few years.

It was likely as much a surprise to the original managers as to the
public and the rest of government that they made a go of it against all odds.

Wes Leatherock

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Sorry Mr. Leatherock, that was not
_me_, I think you were quoting Mr. Stewart talking to someone else in
that message. PAT]

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