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New Federal Budget Proposes Cut Of Amtrak Subsidies
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Amtrak Needs to Expand Quincy Route to Hannibal and St. Louis

Now that there is going to be no air service to St. Louis beginning in December from Quincy, a St. Louis route might just be feasible for Amtrak.

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Shedd Aquarium Offering Free Admission

The Shedd Aquarium is one of my favorite places to visit when I go to Chicago. And this month they are offering FREE admission.

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Quincy Needs a Downtown Amtrak Train Station

Last week Amtrak took advantage of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse to promote their trains from Chicago to Quincy and Southern Illinois to view the spectacle. It was a good marketing tool for Amtrak to exploit.  Those who took Amtrak on the Carl Sandburg from the Windy City to Quincy were greeted by a shuttle vehicle which picked them up at no charge and transported them to the Quincy Riverfront for the Eclipse viewing party celebration.  

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Amtrak National Train Day 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK
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Win A Trip to Chicago on Amtrak!

All week long, Y101 is giving you a chance at a pair of Amtrak tickets to Chicago!

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If We Gain Sky West, Could We Lose an Amtrak Train?

By now you have heard that the City of Quincy is reviewing options for air service for Quincy. Basically, it came down to Sky West or Boutique Airlines. The initial choice was Boutique Air but the City Council had second thoughts and has recommended Sky West to the U.S. Department of Transportation for approval. This decision may have other ramifications.

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Ever Wonder How the Amtrak Train Turns Around in West Quincy? Here’s Your Answer

Each and every day there are two Amtrak trains that serve the Quincy area with trips to and from Chicago. The Illinois Zephyr leaves Quincy at 6:12 mornings and returns each night at 10:23. The Carl Sandburg departs Quincy each night at 5:30 and arrives in Chicago at 9:58. That train then returns the next morning at 7:35 from Chicago and arrives in Quincy at 12:03 p.m. With both train routes ending in West Quincy, I always wondered how the train actually turns around in West Quincy to prepare for the trip back to Chicago.

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We’re Giving Away A LOT On Friday’s Show

Tomorrow is a big day for our listeners as we will have multiple winners to announce during the morning show.

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Can We Quit Messing With The Clocks? The Big Dog’s Top 10 Reasons to Leave The Clocks Alone

This Sunday we messed with the clocks again as we “Sprang Forward” one hour into Standard Time. So at 2 a.m. Sunday we moved the clocks to 3 and lost an hour. Most of us were sleeping so we actually lost an hour sleep which is the hour we gained last November. It would be nice if we just left the clocks alone.  With that said, here are my top 10 reasons to leave the clocks alone.

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Quincy Bound Amtrak Train Hits Truck

A semi truck driver is dead after he pulled into the path of a southbound Amtrak train.

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New Federal Budget Proposes Cut Of Amtrak Subsidies
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Amtrak Train Serving the Tri-States Derails

One of the Amtrak trains that serves the Tri-State area, The Southwest Chief, was involved in a derailment today west of Ft. Dodge, Kansas shortly after midnight central time.  

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