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Speeding to Kalamazoo aboard Amtrak's new high-speed train

(Source: Chicago Sun-Times, February 15, 2012)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — There was definitely a Back to the Future feel aboard the special Amtrak train that departed Union Station at 7 a.m. Wednesday carrying news media and dignitaries on a mission to commemorate the return to speeds commonly achieved by America’s rail industry more than a half-century ago. The 138-mile trip between Chicago and Kalamazoo took two hours eight minutes, which included a 10-minute stop in New Buffalo to take on more passengers.

Full story: Chicago Sun-Times

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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