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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by lucky420 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:30 pm

Oh good ol ygmir and his arm twisting techniques. YAY!






I believe you just outed yourself as a virgin...muahahahaha :twisted:
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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by ygmir » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:58 pm

lucky420 wrote:Oh good ol ygmir and his arm twisting techniques. YAY!






I believe you just outed yourself as a virgin...muahahahaha :twisted:
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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by ygmir » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:53 am

just got off the phone, again, with the Sands person.
it seems the suites I called and reserved weeks ago, are not available. No reason why.
They are trying to work it out, so, said they'll be in contact.
So, stay tuned........
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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by lucky420 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:59 am

I remember when I called last year about this time it was to early to reserve. Could that be the hang up? I can always run down in person and check it out...let me know if you want me to.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:36 pm

I'll try to weave my magic as well on Monday.

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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:03 am

<bump>

It looks like The Sands situation with the suites is taken care of so the party is on!

We are now fully 1/3 full for the train. Open invitations begin on November 1. If you would like to join us and catch the train in Roseville for the 4 1/2 hour party through the snow-covered Sierras (yeah, yeah, I know...) and then the party that night at The Sands, please PM me with an email address or home mailing address and I'll have an invitation off ASAP. You really don't want to be left behind. Also if you stay someplace other than The Sands we'll knock off $30 from the price of the event.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:50 am

<bumpity bump bump>

We are now about 60% full and should be at or near 75% by this time next week. AMTRAKathon 2016 will sell out and could be sooner rather than later. If you are a true burner and live in the general Placer-Sacramento-Nevada-El Dorado-Yolo-Sutter County region, you really should be signing up today! We've secured four suites on the 17th floor of the Regency Tower at The Sands for a burning man-inspired party (who could forget last year's volcano that when it blew out came liquor?). Think about it: all the champagne and beer you want on the train, catered lunch from The Roundhouse Cafe, "tunnel nudity" (one of my personal favorites), decadence and debauchery throughout. It's kind of like being on he playa except no dust and no sheriffs with dogs. And there's a $30 discount if you choose to stay someplace other than the Sands, like The Morris for instance. Single and/or double occupancy. PM me today with an email or regular mailing address and I'll get an invitation off to you ASAP. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

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Post by trilobyte » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:20 am

Bumpity bump, and nudgity nudge....I'm nudging this over to the (newly minted) Connect With Burners board since I think that's a better fit.

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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by Dr. Pyro » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:15 am

Did somebody say they were looking for a party train to Reno? Well, you're in luck! We still have 14 spaces left on the train Roseville-Reno the final weekend in January. You can even deduct $30 if you choose to stay someplace other than The Sands. Bottomless champagne! Catered lunch! Beer! Debauchery! A Burning Man-themed party that night!

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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by lucky420 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:38 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Did somebody say they were looking for a party train to Reno? Well, you're in luck! We still have 14 spaces left on the train Roseville-Reno the final weekend in January. You can even deduct $30 if you choose to stay someplace other than The Sands. Bottomless champagne! Catered lunch! Beer! Debauchery! A Burning Man-themed party that night!

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Did you get suites/rooms on 17th floor?
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:23 pm

Yes. I have one reserved (which I may let OD and Jacque have) and Ygmir has like four reserved. Don't know offhand which ones they are, but in the scheme of things, does it really matter? But unless we can fill up the train (too many people are just thinking of driving to Reno and joining in on the party) money that might be used for the party and the suite will be non-existent. We do need at least a dozen more people to take the train. Pretty please?

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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by Ratty » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:51 pm

Doc, The tickets always sell out around this time. (I watch them go.) This is my first year to come with. I can't wait. Bringing warm clothing and costume, and oh, everything.
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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by sparr » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:23 am

I'd love to know more about this event.
If you want to make a reply about my personality instead of about what this thread is about, don't clutter this thread, post over here instead.

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Post by Ratty » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:35 am

Spar, spar, spar. (shaking head) You can't possibly be considering getting on a fast moving transport that has an open area between the cars and travels through many desolate, inaccessible mountain passes. Be smart. Stay in front of your computer screen where it's safe.
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Post by burner von braun » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:32 pm

:D

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Post by gaminwench » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:34 pm

I would soooo love to be on this train/suite/ride.

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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by Ratty » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:44 am

This trip makes a great Christmas or Birthday present.
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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by Eric » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:48 pm

sparr wrote:I'd love to know more about this event.
Luckily the information you seek can be found in the very first post in this thread. Subsequent posts have even more information.


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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by lucky420 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:34 pm

Well darn! You will be missed Eric
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Post by ^Rhino! » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:02 am

FORTY-THREE HOURS ON THE TRAIN ONE WAY. Amtrakathon for me at least, is a no go.

I did look up the schedule, though. I love trains.
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Post by Ratty » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:13 am

Like that Johnny Depp movie, 'Dead Man'.
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Post by Thecatman » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:48 pm

^Rhino! wrote:I love trains.
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Me too!
Union Pacific Big Boy, pictured, and some monstrosity steam locomotive that Southern Pacific had are my favorite steam locomotives.
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Post by Thecatman » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:51 pm

I do remember these. Union Pacific Centennial 6900 series EMD DD40X. The biggest diesel locomotive.

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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by Thecatman » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:52 pm

As far as attending this year, like last year, it's gonna depend on the weather. The way this late fall has dished out more snow in one storm than we had all last winter, I'm having some doubts.
Last year the temps were in the low 60s.
Like last year, if I can make it, I'll be happy to shuttle some luggage and one or two passengers in my truck to the Sands.
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Post by ^Rhino! » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:38 am

Thecatman wrote:
^Rhino! wrote:I love trains.
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Me too!
Union Pacific Big Boy, pictured, and some monstrosity steam locomotive that Southern Pacific had are my favorite steam locomotives.
Which parks right outside of our garage building when it's in Jefferson City.....a beautiful locomotive.
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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by ygmir » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:40 am

I'm waiting on news and scheduling, to know if I can make it. Seems business and such does not care about my schedules.
dang it.
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Post by ^Rhino! » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:42 am

Thecatman wrote:I do remember these. Union Pacific Centennial 6900 series EMD DD40X. The biggest diesel locomotive.

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These pass through here daily, too....pulling "million dollar trains" - loads of over 150 hopper cars of subbituminous coal from Wyoming......headed for points further east. The number and frequency of these trains is diminishing, though.

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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by lucky420 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:45 am

ygmir wrote:I'm waiting on news and scheduling, to know if I can make it. Seems business and such does not care about my schedules.
dang it.


oh pooh...
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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by Ratty » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:41 am

I'm checking the weather station for reno weather. (Trying to figure out how to dress.) I'll wear a comfortable costume, bring a cute onesie and my warmest coat. OK. I'm packed.

Hey! 2 rooms down they're having a pajama party.
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Re: AMTRAKATHON 2016 Is Almost Here!

Post by Elorrum » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:03 am

I'm making sure I have Sunday off if anyone is interested in a trip to see the playa, and have a slice of pie at Bruno's.
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