Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004
Subject: Web Site
Very well done! You have a terrific sense of humor. I will share this site with my railroad buddies.
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001
Subject: What a great site
The subject says it all. I laughed 'till I puked.
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001
I have s____ a brick, I am still laughing so hard that I am about to fall out
of my chair!
Why haven't I heard about this site before? My local chairman sent me the link this evening....
After a bad December in the Chicago Terminal, I needed this.
Amtrak Locomotive Engineer
Indy Crew Base
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001
How often do you update the site? (ps It is a wonderful site, the graphics, etc everything is done well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001
Subject: You are the greatest!!!!!!
Best thing going!!!
What a find!!!!!!
Keep up the good work!!!!
Date: 26 Dec 2000
... You do a great job, whenever I need a great laugh I access your wonderful site. ... Keep up the great work!
Date: 25 Dec 2000
Are you sure you guys don'treally run AmTRAK?
HA! HA! HA!
Good site, Iluv it
Subject: WHO ARE YOU?
Date: 14 Dec 2000
I just recently received directions to your website, and I had to tell you I
thought it was hilarious. I'm telling all my railfan friends about it.
If you're not making a living somehow involved in mass media / entertainment, you're missing your calling. You're a star talent. Do you have a 'real' web site?
Fort Worth, TX
Date: 13 Dec 2000
Who cares if the Crashella is too wide, the other trains should get out of the way.
Date: 12 Dec 2000
Your site puts a smile on my face as it works out my abs! This stuff is good!
Keep up the humor....
Date: 10 Dec 2000
Why do All of you at "Amtrek" say bad stuff about Amtrak?
Date: 7 Dec 2000
funny as hell
Subject: FAQ 9: Ticket Sales
Date: 26 November 2000
If you really want to sell tickets for Amtrek online, why not place your
web server in the West Bestern location that is on the border between the U.S.
and New Jersey? That way, you can legally sell tickets but not have to worry
about the problems of internewjersey living, such as flesh-eating air. Hint
Regards, Tristan ____
Date: 18 November 2000
As an assembler of the Acela high-speed loco, I found your site to be EXTREMELY FUNNY. Keep up the good work!
Subject: That was fun!
Date: 7 November 2000
Your website is a scream. I mean it. My boss screamed at me for laughing so hard at work while I was goofing off on the web. Anyhoo, I really think your out of the ordinary interpretation of rail travel was pretty damned funny. Thanks. I needed that.
Date: 3 November 2000
I work for Amtrak,and this week I took a ride on our new Acela train from Wilmington to New York.I, like a lot of Amtrak employees was skeptical of the new train,but I must tell you it is a beautiful train.The ride was very quiet and very smooth,the interior was better than any first class plane,and this was in regular coach,so have your fun but I hope when all 20 sets are up and running you have the guts to eat your words.
Subject: trip 2 nyp
Date: 30 October 2000
yes i wuz woundering if it was cheaper on a full moon when jupiter is in line with saturn and i have my period and aaa member and starship federation card and my dog is blind???????
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000
Subject: Comments On The Site
I have bookmarked your site I have found it to be very entertaining however it is just too close to the truth. Your writer(s) are certainly creative. I will follow your pursuit of excellence with vigor and intensity.
Keep The Faith,
PS I was at one of the 500 station stops last week. One of the few and proud having a real person at the ticket window. The train arrived 30 minutes early and the stunned ticket agent at the crew change location, and Engine Crew, were simply astonished at this ahead of time arrival. However upon closer investigation and comparing their watches to the calendar, they discovered the train was not running ahead of schedule. In fact the train was a simple and direct 23 & 1/2 hours late.
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000
Absolutely friggin hilarious.........
Fondly, A hogger in D.C.
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000
PLEASE!!!!come out with some t-shirts. As an employee of AMTREK I can't wait to get a shirt. Your site is very funny and amazingly true. I
know in my heart you are also a real AMTREK employee yourself or you would not know the
b____ they put out. I love the service guarantee.
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000
This site is so funny, I had to wipe the tears from laughing, I couldn't see or read. You sure got the "company" pegged right. Anybody remember "AMSCAM"?
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000
This is the *** funniest thing I have seen in ages. The hobby needs more stuff like this to keep the foamers in check. PLEASE keep up the great work. Remember: for a trip you will repress from your memory, ride AMTREK!
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000
Subject: This is a real funny website
I have never seen a funnier website then this
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000
Subject: train status
On the train status board, I am very upset that you people continually fail to list trains that have derailed, and trains that are simply missing. Please correct this shocking oversight at once! Thank you.
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000
Subject: Ouch! :-(
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000
Your site is really funny and there is some incredible material. A lot of work and beer drinking (and possibly drug taking) obviously went into this
site. However, since I work in the railroad business (not for Amtrak), and particularly on the high-speed rail project, DOH! this was a little
painful. My guess is you are an Amtrak employee or know some, since you have some "inside-esque"
information. You also have that ingrained cynicism.....much of which is quite warranted! But, some of us still
believe in rail travel in this country and despite all the bad vibes, continue the good fight. But, there are some socially redeeming things
about the website.....the color-blind feature is shows a level of diversity and inclusion second to none! Have fun, but don't get too mean, okay?
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000
Subject: Employment opportunities
Why is it that when management persons are terminated from Amtrek for the reason of poor job performance, they automatically are given positions of high pay and prestige with the New Jersey Bundesbahn? Is there some agreement here that we don`t know about?
Zugfahrer, New Jersey Bundesbahn
PS: Excellent website. New Jersey Transit could use one just like it! I am a friend of Steve
____ and he told me about your site. I hold some sort of
no-show job with the Lackawanna Terminal, but I cant remember what it is. Maybe we will meet at one of the LT breakfasts some time.
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000
Subject: RE: Web Site Praise
To whom it may concern,
I think that your web site is HILARIOUS. I started really getting into it when I visited the NE Corridor Improvement Project page. The link that begs "Please? How 'bout it. OK?" was good, but the photo that showed the "rebuilt and electrified" section of track North of New Haven had me controlling my laughter to prevent my co-workers from thinking I was wacky. Keep up the good work, and let me know of any other work you do, or of other sites similar to yours. I've always gotten a kick out of the funny (yet a bit sophomoric) Bert is Evil http://www.mz.uni-essen.de/usr/frost/bert/bert.htm web site. Thanks for the humor.
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000
I don't know who you guys are, but I have to say... this is the hardest I've
laughed in... well since the day that my train was annulled and I worked another
one that was two hours late... the day that one train running to San Diego died (10:30 am published, but arrived 5:30pm instead)...
you know, airbrakes are kinda important to some FRA people... May I suggest a new section dedicated to a *cough* new disservice...
the...Pacific Smurfliner®... the train even makes the crews BLUE....
J. ____... San Diegan Service Assistant Conductor
Subject: HA HA
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000
This is the funniest thing I've ever read!!! PLEASE keep it up.
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000
very nice I will pass this site on I work in the elec shop. good luck.
Subject: I don't understand...well, maybe I do..
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000
Dear Amtrek creators:
I haven't laughed this hard at a website in years (if ever)! Thanks for a great laugh.. every page was better then the previous. I love the site-on-a-page... it just makes me laugh thinking about it. At one point I had to stop and close my eyes just to catch my breath before I clicked again. I think I actually *read* the rest of the site tomorrow when I've had a chance to rest. What I don't understand is *why* you did it - there are no ads, you're not selling anything, so there isn't any real money in it. Was it purely for fun, or was it to showcase your web development skills? I have my own site that generates alot of traffic (www.wheresgeorge.com), and I at least try to cover my costs with ads and merchandise.. So, besides being totally, completely, and uniquely funny, what's the deal?
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000
Subject: Thank you for the site
I belted out laughing on several occassions, thanks for the humor. of course I'm sure you, like me, would
just like to see Amtrak shape up a bit. I personally don't mind their follies at all I think its just
amazing that we even still have passenger rail in the U S of A. I ride it exclusively for all my long
distance trips. Even the 12 hour delay I experienced waiting in Raton, NM for a late Southwest Chief was a
pleasant experience. I'm not joking with you here. I was really upbeat and kept my train car alive on that
last stretch to Chicago. I even tipped the lady who boarded in Kansas city to deal with the mess.
I can't wait until Americans wake up to what has been lost in their lives, move back into the railroad towns
(That are STILL THERE) and start feeling human again! Anything is possible! The world is still fresh! Vivez
Sans Temps Mort!
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000
I am officially addicted to the Amtrek site! It makes me want to come to cross the pacific just to ride your trains. My fiance was in America a few
years back, an was involved in an Amtrak wreck where 12 people shuffled off their mortal coil!
I just want to point out, that the Amtrek site has something just dying to be parodied.... the 'fun 'n games' page!
http://www.amtrak.com/fun/index.html . There must be some shockwave dudes who can provide something here!
Keep up the good work.
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000
I love it. Some of it really hits close to home. I may have missed it, but you could include the Canadian train builders who made the cars too wide?
By the way I love Amtrak because I'm a rail buff, but I have no illusions. The airplane shot was a classic. Just great
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000
Just a great web-site. I was an Amtrak conductor for 6 years so I can REALLY appreciate your site, very funny and it's all too true. Unfortunately for me
(and my passengers?) I'm probably going back for more abuse as an Engineer at Amtrak this time but only because as bad as Amtrak is the
Union Pathetic is worse. Keep up the good work!
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000
Subject: Your web site
Laughed my a____ off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000
Subject: Re: Your website
You people are sick, twisted, demented b____. Keep up the good work. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time...
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000
Your site is getting funnier and funnier. As a New Jersey resident, I especially treasure your comments about customs, immigration, and
immunization for entry to "the island nation of New Jersey" and
your comment that "most New Jerseyans speak English." Say WHAT? Keep up the good work, and with any luck we won't have Amtrak to kick around
for much longer.
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2000
I loved your "Antrek" site. It's quite an amusing look at what
sadly has become the state of rail transportation in this country. I had one question: Where did you get the picture located at
http://amtrek.net/gallery/past3.jpg ??? I was wondering because the old miniature steamers in the photo are a
curiosity to me.
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000
Subject: Thank you for your site
I wish to thank you for your site. As a railfan, your point of view and humor is refreashing. Please keep the site up.
Subject: Great site
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000
I just finished laughing with your site! I was looking for Amtrack and found
you (I guess you spell it Amtrak.) You must have had a "great" trip
with them. We are right now waiting for someone to come in on Amtrak. It was
supposed to arrive at 7:00 pm, it is coming in at midnight instead.
This girl was traveling from Denver to Tacoma, WA. She left Denver at 8:30
Wed. morning and will arrive in Tacoma at midnight on Friday. Great schedule. Thanks for the laugh.
Gig Harbor, WA
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000
Subject: YOU MAKE MY DAY........
Somebody in a french railroad news group gave your web site address and, really, even if i have not finished to read all, with my french/english dictionnary to help me understand, that makes me laugh a lot, especially the "Photo Gallery" section. I took, since two years, several train from Montreal to the east part of the usa and you said often the truth, it is why i laugh a lot. Thank you for that and have a nice summer.
p.s. : i am sorry for my bad english.....i only hope that you understood a little about what i've tried to said.
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000
Great stuff! I chuckled for minutes!!! :) Seriously, congrats on being named Cruel Site of the Day. I really enjoyed it!!!
Subject: your website
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000
This is a funny thing....someone or some group put a lot of work and thought into this and ended up with a clever, witty piece.
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000
Guys I love this site! I couldn't have done it better myself! I go to work
and I am always here looking for updates. When I want a daily laugh I go to
Executive Vice President-General Manager
Juniata Central Railway Company
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000
Subject: Thanks for the Service
Do you have a fax - mailing address to recieve contributions? Please advise
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000
I found your Amtrek.net site very funny, but I fear that you are opening yourself up to a lawsuit by using variations of Amtrak, Best Western and Coldwell Banker's logos. It is not proper, or legal, of you to solicit donations to a non existent orginization; I am reporting your website to the above named companies and to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The toll-free number for the actual Amtrak is 1-800-USA-RAIL, the website address is: www.amtrak.com/index2.html
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000
Kudos on the Amtrek website.....very well done....it's one of the better parody web sites I've seen! I can't believe though that you don't have a ficitonal Ed Ellis populating thepages of your site!
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