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The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a partially government-funded American passenger railroad service. [1]

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The Acela Express (colloquially abbreviated to Acela) is Amtrak's high-speed rail service along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in the Northeast United States between Washington, D.C., and Boston via 14 intermediate stops including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City.

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The Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF) provides funding for the federal commitment to the aviation system of the United States of America through several aviation-related excise taxes.

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AirTrain Newark is a 3-mile (4.8 km) monorail system connecting the terminals at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and the Newark Liberty International Airport train station on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), where transfers are possible to Amtrak and New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line and North Jersey Coast Line Automated announcements recorded by traffic reporter Bernie Wagenblast tell riders which airlines can be found in each terminal.

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Alan Stephenson Boyd (born July 20, 1922) is an American attorney and transportation executive who led several large corporations and also served the U.S. Government in various transportation-related positions.

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Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County.

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Alexander K. Kummant (born 1962) was named by Amtrak on August 29, 2006, as the railroad company's new president and chief executive officer effective September 12 of that year.

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The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.

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The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is a center-right think tank based in Washington, DC.

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Amfleet is a fleet of single-level intercity railroad passenger cars built by the Budd Company for Amtrak in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Amtrak's Arrow Reservation System is used nationally in the United States by Amtrak employees to take reservations, check train status, and monitor Amtrak equipment throughout the of the Amtrak network.

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Amtrak California is a brand name used by the Caltrans Division of Rail on two state-supported Amtrak rail routes within the U.S. State of California, the Pacific Surfliner and the San Joaquin.

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The Amtrak Cascades is a passenger train route in the Pacific Northwest, operated by Amtrak in partnership with the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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Amtrak Express is Amtrak's freight and shipping service.

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Amtrak Express Parcels was a parcel delivery company in the United Kingdom.

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Amtrak paint schemes or "Phases" (referred to by Amtrak), are a series of liveries applied to the outside of their rolling stock in the United States.

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The Amtrak Police Department (APD) is a railroad police agency, security organization that acts as the law enforcement arm of Amtrak, the government-owned passenger train system in the United States.

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Thruway Motorcoach is Amtrak's system of Amtrak-owned intercity coaches, locally contracted transit buses, through-ticketed local bus routes, and taxi services to connect Amtrak train stations to areas not served by its railroads.

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Amtrak's 25 Hz Traction Power System is a traction power grid operated by Amtrak along the southern portion of its Northeast Corridor (NEC): the 225 route miles (362 km) between Washington, D.C. and New York City and the 104 route miles (167 km) between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Amtrak operates a 60 Hz Traction power system along the Northeast Corridor between New Haven, CT and Boston, MA.

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Anthony Renard Foxx (born April 30, 1971) is an American politician who has been the United States Secretary of Transportation since 2013.

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Railway companies can interact with and control others in many ways.

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Artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities exist to invite artists, academicians, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations.

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Auto Train is an scheduled train service for passengers and their automobiles operated by Amtrak between Lorton, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), and Sanford, Florida (near Orlando).

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Auto-Train Corporation was a privately owned railroad which used its own rolling stock, and traveled on rails leased from major railroads along the route of its trains, serving central Florida from points in the Mid-Atlantic region near Washington, DC, and the Mid-West near Louisville, Kentucky, during the 1970s.

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Automatic train control (ATC) is a general class of train protection systems for railways that involves a speed control mechanism in response to external inputs.

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An automatic train stop or ATS is a system on a train that automatically stops a train if certain situations occur (unresponsive train operator, earthquake, disconnected rail, train running over a stop signal, etc.) to prevent accidents.

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Baltimore (locally) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 26th-most populous city in the country.

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The Beech Grove Shops is a railway maintenance facility in Beech Grove, Indiana, outside Indianapolis.

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The BNSF Railway is one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America, second to the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) (its primary competitor for Western U.S. freight), and is one of seven North American Class I railroads.

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Boston (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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A brand (or marque for car model) is a name, term, design, symbol or other feature that distinguishes one seller's product from those of others.

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British Columbia, also commonly referred to by its initials BC, is a province located on the west coast of Canada.

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The British thermal unit (BTU or Btu) is a traditional unit of work equal to about 1055 joules.

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Burbank-Bob Hope Airport is an unstaffed Amtrak and Metrolink rail station at Bob Hope Airport in the city of Burbank, California.

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The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), as part of the United States Department of Transportation, compiles, analyzes, and makes accessible information on the nation's transportation systems; collects information on intermodal transportation and other areas as needed; and improves the quality and effectiveness of DOT's statistical programs through research, development of guidelines, and promotion of improvements in data acquisition and use.

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The Burlington Northern Railroad was a United States-based railroad company formed from a merger of four major U.S. railroads.

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The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Rail Station (often shortened to simply BWI Rail Station) is an Amtrak and Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train station in an unincorporated area within Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States.

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Cab signalling is a railway safety system that communicates track status information to the cab, crew compartment or driver's compartment of a locomotive, railcar or multiple unit, where the train driver or engine driver can see the information continuously.

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is an executive department within the U.S. state of California.

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The California Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak between Chicago, Illinois, and Emeryville, California, via Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California.

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Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.

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The Canadian National Railway Company is a Canadian Class I railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States.

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The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), formerly also known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a historic Canadian Class I rail carrier founded in 1881 and now operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, which began operations as legal owner in a corporate restructuring in 2001.

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The Capitol Corridor is a 168-mile (275 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in California.

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A central business district (CBD) is the commercial and business centre of a city.

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Central Station was an intercity passenger terminal in downtown Chicago, Illinois, at the southern end of Grant Park at Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue.

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Union Station is a major railroad station that opened in 1925 in Chicago, replacing an earlier station built in 1881.

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The Chicago Union Station Company owns Chicago's Union Station and the approach tracks.

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The Coast Starlight is a passenger train operated by Amtrak on the West Coast of the United States.

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A codeshare agreement, sometimes simply codeshare, is an aviation business arrangement where two or more airlines share the same flight.

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Common stock is a form of corporate equity ownership, a type of security.

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) is responsible for the development and operation of highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and aviation facilities in the U.S. state of Connecticut.

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The Consolidated Rail Corporation, commonly known as Conrail, was the primary Class I railroad in the Northeast U.S. between 1976 and 1999.

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The contiguous United States consists of the 48 adjoining U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. (federal district), on the continent of North America.

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David J. Hughes is an American railroad executive.

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David L. Gunn (born 21 June 1937) is a transportation system administrator who has headed several significant railroads and transit systems in North America.

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Dearborn Station (also referred to as Polk Street Station) was the oldest of the six intercity train stations serving downtown Chicago, Illinois.

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Deferred maintenance is the practice of postponing maintenance activities such as repairs on both real property (i.e. infrastructure) and personal property (i.e. machinery) in order to save costs, meet budget funding levels, or realign available budget monies.

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The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company (DL&W or Lackawanna Railroad) was a U.S. Class 1 railroad that connected Buffalo, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey, a distance of about.

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A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine.

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The Downeaster is a regional passenger train service, managed by the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA, created by the State of Maine), and operated by Amtrak.

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Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., also referred to as "EMD", is owned by Caterpillar through its wholly owned subsidiary Progress Rail Services Corporation.

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An electronic ticket (commonly abbreviated as e-ticket) is a digital ticket.

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The AEM-7 is a twin-cab B-B electric locomotive that is used in the United States on the Northeast Corridor between Washington DC and Boston and the Keystone Corridor between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in Pennsylvania.

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The Empire Builder is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States.

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The Empire Corridor is a term used to refer to the approximately railroad corridor between Niagara Falls and New York City, including the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Schenectady and Albany.

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The Erie Lackawanna Railway, known as the Erie Lackawanna Railroad until 1968, was formed from the 1960 merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad.

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The Erie Railroad was a railroad that operated in the northeastern United States, originally connecting New York City with Lake Erie.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States.

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation.

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Fireman or stoker is the job title for someone whose job is to tend the fire for the running of a steam engine.

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A fiscal year (or financial year, or sometimes budget year) is a period used for calculating annual ("yearly") financial statements in businesses and other organizations all over the world.

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The Flying Yankee was a diesel-powered streamliner built in 1935 for the Maine Central Railroad and the Boston and Maine Railroad by Budd Company and with mechanical and electrical equipment from Electro-Motive Corporation.

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Fortune is an American business magazine, published globally by Time Inc. and founded by Henry Luce in 1929.

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Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (January 23, 1924 June 3, 2013) was a United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party.

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A frequent-flyer program (FFP) is a loyalty program offered by many airlines.

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The United States federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel fuel.

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The Gateway Project is a proposal to build a high-speed rail corridor to alleviate the bottleneck along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Newark, New Jersey, and New York City.

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General Electric Genesis (officially trademarked GENESIS) is a series of passenger locomotives produced by GE Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of General Electric.

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General Mitchell International Airport is a civil-military airport five miles (8 km) south of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

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George David Warrington (September 19, 1952 – December 24, 2007) was an American transportation official, who served New Jersey Transit for 28 years, latterly in the post of executive director.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress.

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Grand Central Station was a passenger railroad terminal in downtown Chicago, Illinois, from 1890 to 1969.

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Grand Central Terminal (GCT) is a commuter (and former intercity) railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States.

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The Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company is an important American subsidiary of the Canadian National Railway operating in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

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The Great Northern Railway was an American Class I railroad.

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Greyhound Lines, Inc., usually shortened to Greyhound, is an intercity bus common carrier serving over 3,800 destinations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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Gun law in the United States is defined by a number of federal statutes.

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Harrisburg (Pennsylvania German: Harrisbarig) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Dauphin County.

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The Hell Gate Bridge (originally the New York Connecting Railroad Bridge or The East River Arch Bridge) is a steel through arch railroad bridge in New York City.

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Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.

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High-speed rail is a type of rail transport that operates significantly faster than traditional rail traffic, using an integrated system of specialized rolling stock and dedicated tracks.

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The Highway Trust Fund is a transportation fund in the United States which receives money from a federal fuel tax of 18.4 cents per gallon on gasoline and 24.4 cents per gallon of diesel fuel and related excise taxes.

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Inter-city rail services are express passenger train services that cover longer distances than commuter or regional trains.

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Intermodal passenger transport, also called mixed-mode commuting, involves using two or more modes of transportation in a journey.

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The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was a regulatory agency in the United States created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887.

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The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, Interstate Freeway System, Interstate System, or simply the Interstate) is a network of controlled-access highways that forms a part of the National Highway System of the United States.

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The James Whitcomb Riley was a passenger train operated by the New York Central between Chicago, Illinois and Cincinnati, Ohio via Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The Jet Age is a period in the history of aviation defined by the advent of aircraft powered by turbine engines, and by the social change this brought about.

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John H. Riley (January 19, 1947-March 6, 1994) was an American attorney and railroad transportation administrator.

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Joseph H. Boardman (born December 23, 1948), also known as Joe Boardman, is the President and CEO of Amtrak.

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The Keystone Corridor is a 349-mile (562 km) railroad line between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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LaSalle Street Station is a commuter rail terminal at 414 South LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago.

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana.

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The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway for automobiles across the United States of America.

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This is a list of train stations and Thruway Motorcoach stops used by Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation in the United States).

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Loyalty programs are structured marketing efforts that reward, and therefore encourage, loyal buying behavior – behavior which is potentially beneficial to the firm.

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MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Train Service, known prior to 1984 as Maryland Rail Commuter, is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

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The Metro-North Commuter Railroad, trading as MTA Metro-North Railroad or simply Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), a public authority of the state of New York.

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The Metroliners were extra-fare express trains between Washington, D.C., and New York City from 1969 to 2006.

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Metrolink is a commuter rail system serving Southern California; it consists of seven lines and 55 stations operating on of rail network.

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the U.S. state of New York, serving 12 counties in southeastern New York, along with two counties in southwestern Connecticut under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, carrying over 11 million passengers on an average weekday systemwide, and over 800,000 vehicles on its seven toll bridges and two tunnels per weekday.

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The Michigan Central Railroad (reporting mark MC) was originally incorporated in 1846 to establish rail service between Detroit, Michigan and St. Joseph, Michigan.

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The Michigan Line, sometimes known as the Chicago–Detroit Line, is a railroad corridor which runs from Porter, Indiana to Dearborn, Michigan.

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Mid America Railcar Leasing is a limited liability company that leases private passenger railroad cars, most of which are able to be pulled on the end of Amtrak trains.

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Millennium Station (formerly Randolph Street Terminal; sometimes called Randolph Street Station or Randolph/South Water Street Station) is a major commuter rail terminal in downtown Chicago that serves the Metra Electric Line to University Park, Blue Island, and South Chicago; and the South Shore Line to Gary and South Bend, Indiana.

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The Missouri River Runner is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak running between Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center in St. Louis and Kansas City Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri.

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As money became a commodity, the money market became a component of the financial markets for assets involved in short-term borrowing, lending, buying and selling with original maturities of one year or less.

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Montreal (Montréal) is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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The Naperville train disaster occurred April 25, 1946, on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad at Loomis Street in Naperville, Illinois when the railroad's Exposition Flyer rammed into the Advance Flyer, which had made an unscheduled stop to check its running gear.

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The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) "is the largest national membership advocacy organization for train and rail transit passengers" according to the association's website.

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The National Highway System (NHS) is a network of strategic highways within the United States, including the Interstate Highway System and other roads serving major airports, ports, rail or truck terminals, railway stations, pipeline terminals and other strategic transport facilities.

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Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line runs from New Haven, Connecticut, southwest to Mount Vernon, New York.

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New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010.

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The New Haven–Springfield Line is a railroad line owned by Amtrak from New Haven, Connecticut, north to Springfield, Massachusetts.

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New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States.

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New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Newark Liberty International Airport, originally named Newark Metropolitan Airport and later Newark International Airport, is an international airport which straddles the municipal boundary between Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey in the United States.

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Newark Liberty International Airport Station is a railroad station on the Northeast Corridor in Newark, New Jersey.

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Newark (or also locally) is the largest city (by population) in the U.S. state of New Jersey, and the county seat of Essex County.

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Newport News is an independent city located in the U.S. state of Virginia.

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The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railway line in the Northeast megalopolis of the United States.

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The Northeast Regional is a higher-speed rail service operated by Amtrak in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.

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Oakland Coliseum is a complex of three stations of two public transit providers that are within of each other: Amtrak Capitol Corridor's Oakland Coliseum station, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)'s Coliseum station, and the BART to Oakland International Airport automated guideway transit (AGT) terminal.

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Oakland is a major West Coast port city in the U.S. state of California.

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The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Transportation (OIG) is one of the Inspector General offices created by the Inspector General Act of 1978.

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The Official Guide of the Railways, now known as the Official Railway Guide, was originally produced by National Railway Publication Company of New York City, beginning in 1868.

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Richard B. Ogilvie Transportation Center is a passenger terminal in downtown Chicago, Illinois, serving the three commuter rail lines of Metra's Union Pacific District, which approach the terminal elevated above street level.

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Ontario is one of the ten provinces of Canada, located in east-central Canada.

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is a department of the state government of the U.S. state of Oregon responsible for systems of transportation.

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Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, and the county seat of Orange County.

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The Pacific Surfliner is a passenger train operated by Amtrak, with funding from the California Department of Transportation as part of the Amtrak California network.

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A passenger car (known as a coach or carriage in the UK, and also known as a bogie in India) is a piece of railway rolling stock that is designed to carry passengers.

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The Penn Central Transportation Company, commonly abbreviated to Penn Central, was an American Class I railroad headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that operated from 1968 until 1976.

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Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a U.S. state located in the North and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and the Great Lakes region.

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The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846.

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Pennsylvania Station, also known as New York Penn Station or Penn Station, is the main intercity railroad station in New York City.

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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous in the United States.

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The Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line is an electrified rail line owned and operated by Amtrak in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

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The Pioneer Zephyr is a diesel-powered railroad train formed of railroad cars permanently articulated together with Jacobs bogies, built by the Budd Company in 1934 for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), commonly known as the Burlington.

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Politico is a political journalism organization based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers the issues, ideas and personalities behind politics and policy in the United States and in the global arena.

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Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the county seat of Multnomah County, located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

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A portmanteau (plural portmanteaus or portmanteaux) or portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words,, p. 644 in which parts of multiple words, or their phones (sounds), and their meanings are combined into a new word.

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Positive train control (PTC) is a system of functional requirements for monitoring and controlling train movements as an attempt to provide increased safety.

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The Post Road Branch is a railroad line owned and operated by Amtrak in the U.S. state of New York.

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Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which serves as the county seat of Dutchess County.

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The United States presidency of Ronald Reagan, also known as the Reagan administration, was a Republican administration headed by Ronald Reagan from January 20, 1981, to January 20, 1989.

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Providence is the capital and most populous city in Rhode Island.

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The PRR GG1 was a class of electric locomotives built for the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) for use in the northeastern United States.

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The Pullman Palace Car Company, founded by George Pullman, manufactured railroad cars in the mid-to-late 19th century through the early decades of the 20th century, during the boom of railroads in the United States.

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Quebec (or; Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.

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The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 is a United States federal law, enacted by Congress to improve railroad safety.

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A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding.

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The Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, often called the "4R Act," is a United States federal law that established the basic outlines of regulatory reform in the railroad industry and provided transitional operating funds following the 1970 bankruptcy of Penn Central Transportation Company.

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A railroad switch, turnout or points is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.

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The Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati is a railroad museum in Covington, Kentucky.

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In the United States, a railway post office, commonly abbreviated as RPO, was a railroad car that was normally operated in passenger service as a means to sort mail en route, in order to speed delivery.

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Rensselaer is a city in Rensselaer County, New York, United States, and is located on the Hudson River directly opposite Albany.

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A right-of-way is a right to make a way over a piece of land, usually to and from another piece of land.

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Saint Paul (abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota.

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The San Joaquin (sometimes referred to as San Joaquins) is a passenger train operated by Amtrak, with funding from the California Department of Transportation as part of the Amtrak California network in California's Central Valley.

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Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat.

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Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County.

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Sensational spelling is the deliberate spelling of a word in an incorrect or non-standard way for special effect.

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Shore Line East (SLE) is a commuter rail service which operates along the Northeast Corridor through southern Connecticut, USA.

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South Dakota (locally) is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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South Station — officially, The Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station — is the largest railroad station and intercity bus terminal in Greater Boston and New England's second-largest transportation center (after Logan International Airport).

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The Southern Railway was a US class 1 railroad that was based in the Southern United States.

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Springfield is a city in Western New England, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.

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Spuyten Duyvil is a neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City.

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Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.

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The standard gauge (also Stephenson gauge after George Stephenson, International gauge or normal gauge) is a widely used railway track gauge.

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A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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A streamliner is a vehicle incorporating streamlining in a shape providing reduced air resistance.

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The Sunset Limited is a passenger train that for most of its history has run between New Orleans, Louisiana, and Los Angeles, California over the nation's second transcontinental route.

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The Super Chief was one of the named passenger trains and the flagship of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

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The Superliner is a bilevel passenger car used on long-haul Amtrak trains that do not use the Northeast Corridor.

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The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 reduced several federal taxes in the United States.

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Technological change, technological development, technological achievement, or technological progress is the overall process of invention, innovation and diffusion of technology or processes.

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The Texas Eagle is a 1,306-mile (2,102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States.

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The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States.

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The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, railroad ties (sleepers, British English) and ballast (or slab track), plus the underlying subgrade.

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A trade name, trading name, or business name is a pseudonym used by companies to perform their business under a name that differs from the registered, legal name of the business.

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Trains is a monthly US magazine dedicated to trains and railroads, and is one of the two flagship publications of Kalmbach Publishing.

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The transportation system of New York City is a cooperation of complex systems of infrastructure.

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that has authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States.

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Chester Trent Lott, Sr. (born October 9, 1941) is an American politician.

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The trucking industry provides an essential service to the American economy by transporting large quantities of raw materials, works in process, and finished goods over land—typically from manufacturing plants to retail distribution centers.

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Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) is the main railway station in Los Angeles, California and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States.

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Union Station, also known as New Haven Railroad Station or simply New Haven, is the main railroad passenger station in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Union Station is a major train station, transportation hub, and leisure destination in Washington, D.C. Opened in 1907, it is Amtrak's headquarters and the railroad's second-busiest station, with annual ridership of over 5 million.

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United Airlines, Inc., commonly referred to as "United", is a major American airline carrier headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.

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The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation.

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The United States Postal Service, also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service, often abbreviated as USPS, is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States.

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The United States Railroad Administration (USRA) was the name of the nationalized railroad system of the United States between 1917 and 1920.

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The Secretary of the Navy (or SECNAV) is a statutory office and the head (chief executive officer) of the Department of the Navy, a military department (component organization) within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.

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The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation, a member of the President's Cabinet, and thirteenth in the Presidential Line of Succession.

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The United States Senate is a legislative chamber in the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the U.S. House of Representatives makes up the U.S. Congress.

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Via Rail Canada (generally shortened to Via Rail or Via; styled corporately as VIA Rail Canada) is an independent crown corporation, subsidised by the Minister of Transport, to offer intercity passenger rail services in Canada.

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Virginia (U.S.:, U.K.), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

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A Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response team, sometimes Visible Intermodal Protection and Response (VIPR, or VIPER) is a Transportation Security Administration program.

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William Graham Claytor, Jr. (March 14, 1912 – May 14, 1994) was an American lawyer, naval officer, and railroad, transportation and defense administrator for the United States government, working under the administrations of three US presidents.

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Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT or WashDOT) was established in 1905.

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The Washington Terminal Company is a corporation created in Washington, D.C., USA, to provide support to railroads using Washington's Union Station.

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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

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The West Side Line, also called the West Side Freight Line, is a railroad line on the west side of the New York City borough of Manhattan.

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The Whirlpool Rapids Bridge, commonly called the Whirlpool Bridge, and until 1937, known as the Lower Steel Arch Bridge, is a spandrel braced, riveted, two-hinged arch bridge.

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Wi-Fi (or WiFi) is a local area wireless computer networking technology that allows electronic devices to network, mainly using the UHF and SHF ISM radio bands.

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Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink, Pakehakink) is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States, and is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine Creek, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River.

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World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States.

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Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (born October 5, 1932) is a politician from Los Angeles, California, United States.

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The 1987 Maryland train collision occurred at 1:30 pm on January 4, 1987, on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor main line in the Chase community in eastern Baltimore County, Maryland, United States, at Gunpow Interlocking, about northeast of Baltimore.

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The 1990 Back Bay, Massachusetts train collision was a collision between an Amtrak passenger train, the Night Owl, and a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Stoughton Line commuter train just outside Back Bay station in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The 1993 Big Bayou Canot train wreck was the derailing of an Amtrak train on the CSXT Big Bayou Canot bridge in northeastern Mobile, Alabama, United States, on September 22, 1993.

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The 1995 Palo Verde derailment took place on October 9, 1995, when Amtrak's Sunset Limited derailed near Palo Verde, Arizona on Southern Pacific Railroad tracks.

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The 1996 Maryland train collision occurred on February 16, 1996, when a MARC commuter train collided with Amtrak's Capitol Limited passenger train in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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The 1999 Bourbonnais, Illinois, train crash was a train-truck collision between Amtrak's southbound City of New Orleans passenger train and a semi truck in the village of Bourbonnais, Illinois, near the city of Kankakee.

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The Chatsworth train collision occurred at 4:22 p.m. PDT (23:22 UTC) on Friday, September 12, 2008, when a Union Pacific freight train and a Metrolink commuter train collided head-on in the Chatsworth district of Los Angeles, California.

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On May 12, 2015, an Amtrak Northeast Regional train from Washington, D.C. bound for New York City derailed and crashed on the Northeast Corridor in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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The 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and one of the seven stations in Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) Center City fare zone.

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References

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