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AMTRAKATHON 2019 is coming! All aboard!

Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:19 am

After some unfounded rumors that 2018 was going to be the last year for AMTRAKATHON have I got some good news for you! Yes, it's back for 2019! So hop on board the Amtrak Snow Train from Roseville to Reno for an excursion into that nether world of bacchanalian excess and debauchery (and let's get real, a certain degree of nudity; we are talking about burners here). This year Doc Pyro and O.D. Green are taking 55 of you hedonists on the one party train that is totally "off the rails". While on board you will enjoy "bottomless" champagne and beer, a specially catered lunch (vegetarian options available), and a room at the not-particularly-luxurious Sands Regency in Reno. We will be departing the Roseville Amtrak station on Saturday, January 26 at 11:30 a.m. and will be getting into Reno at 4:00 p.m. For you weenies who cannot make the train but still want to meet up for a Burning Man-inspired party, meet up beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the 17th floor of the Empress Tower. We are looking to take down all of the luxury suites for the party (first come, first served) and the hot tub and sauna will be open until 9:00 p.m. If you'd like an invitation for the train trip itself PM me or shoot me an email at jimdrpyro@aol.com and I'll get one off to you right away. Anyone who has ever done this will tell you it's one helluva party and a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

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Post by Ratty » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:50 am

Yippy. Count me in.
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Post by feralthinker » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:36 am

Hi. I'm a virgin or noobie, so pardon me (or delete me) if my question is inappropriate here. I'm curious about the logistics of getting gear, including 90 pounds of water, from train (or bus) to gate to campsite. I'd love to do this train trip with you guys but not sure I can afford it. I do know I want to come without a vehicle. So, how do you pull it off? Thanks. —feral

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Post by Ratty » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:48 am

Feral, Welcome. Just so you know, this is an overnight party that takes place in January. Not transportation to the Burning Man event in the desert.

You can however get transportation to Burning Man by bus. Search for Burner Express Bus. There is lots of chatter about it here. And you get to buy your water in advance and pick it up when you get there. Leaves from San Francisco or Reno.

Now. Back to the Amtrakathon. Mega Teal and BusBoy are coming. Yay.
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Post by Patsh » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:52 am

We're talking of the possibility of going this year, too!
I've missed the last couple... and it'll be Scatter's first!

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Post by Ratty » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:52 am

Patsh, YES. Do come.
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Post by Patsh » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:56 am

Ratty wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:52 am
Patsh, YES. Do come.
It will depend largely on the weather (snow) but it's definitely on the calendar!!

YAY!!!
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Post by AntiM » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:02 pm

I could take Amtrak from Salt Lake to Roseville, turn around and take the party train, then take one from Reno to Salt Lake, I guess. Is this feasible?

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Post by Ratty » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:17 pm

AntiM, Or you could do what the locals do and come to the party. Too much train isn't fun. Stay with me at the Sands. I'll have a room.
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Post by AntiM » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:27 pm

I'll need to see how my money situation will be, I don't know yet. It isn't the trip or the room, it's more putting the cat in boarding and I have a trip to Cancun right after in February. Unless you want to go to Mexico ... there's an extra bed in the sofa ...

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:16 am

Just a head's up: We have already filled 39 of the 55 spots. We are about two months ahead of schedule (which I for one am grateful for) but for those of you who have gone in the past--I'm thinking Ratty in particular--you should get your money in ASAP. We have about a dozen newbies this year so that's always a plus I suppose. Anyway, if you have any questions PM me.

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Post by Ratty » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:31 am

Yes, yes. I'm coming. I need to pay eh? I keep telling my husband to paypal you. I'll get on it. Today.
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Post by Ratty » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 pm

Count me IN. John just did the Paypal. All kinds of plans now.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:14 pm

<bumpity bump bump>

Happy Thanksgiving one and all! Just an update: Out of 55 spaces available, 46 have been claimed. Do the math: That leaves nine spaces. (To quote Barbie: "Math is hard!") So if you're on the fence, now's a good time to shoot me a PM and sign up. And it makes a terrific Festivus gift!

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Post by patent_pending » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:42 am

I'm pretty sure we're down to 7 spaces available (you'll get a reservation from Zoom Zoom anon, Doc), so ... if y'all are sitting on that fence - wouldn't you rather be sitting on a train seat? Or a comfy lap that's already
sitting on a train seat?

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Post by Ratty » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:04 pm

This is truly a great train trip. Booze, fun, NON-alcoholic booze, more fun, lather, rinse, repeat.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:23 am

Haven't heard yet from Zoom Zoom. We are down to seven spaces without him and hopefully will sell out shortly.

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