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TAMMIE - October 20, 2000

Message:
LOOKING FOR THE PROJECT FOR MAKING SNOWMAN
AND CHRISTMAS TREE OUT OF SOLO PLASTIC CUPS

MY E- MAIL
poorboy90@hotmail.com
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Sac Bee News Story on the Capitols - April 24, 2000

Message:
Bill Lindelof, the transportation reporter for the Sacramento Bee, is planning to ride the train this week. He will probably be wandering through the train to talk to regular commuters about their experiences on the Capitol Corridor for a story to be published in the Bee. Your input will be appreciated!
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Greg Taylor, Chair STDC - April 16, 2000

Message:
Sacramento Capitol Corridor Commuters
You may be aware that Union Pacific Railroad is continuing its efforts to move the passenger tracks away from the historic SP Station, making their toxic-free 37 acres directly accessible to the city and build another station facility two blocks north.
Our grass-roots organization Save the Depot Coalition is working to to maintain the historic station as The Station, and build a future for intermodal transportation from this very significant structure for rail, light rail, bus, taxi and bicylcles, and for the accessible pedestrian connection to the downtown business center and tourism.
If you are interested in joining our efforts, and/or writing letters to local politicians and/or rail officials, contact Greg Taylor at gt@toposarc.com.
This is your rail future.
Thank you.
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Message for Jim Cameron - March 30, 2000

Message:
I have forwarded your request regarding the definition of "on time" to Gene Skoropowski, the Managing Director of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority. Gene's e-mail address is: eskorop@bart.gov
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Message to Chuck - March 30, 2000

Message:
Go to our Rail Links page and click on East Bay Train Riders. Most of the users of our "sister website" take the train to the Silicon Valley area and may be able to help. You can request assistance regarding your commute dilemma by signing up for the train talk list. Good luck!
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kwame@slipnet.com - March 29, 2000

Message:
I'd like to start doing the 723 to greatamerica (816am) 'cept no reasonable connection to compaq cupertino (tantau or vallco parkway. Help me please

chuck
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CT Rail Commuter Council - March 16, 2000

Message:
Hello!

I'm Vice Chmn of the CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council. We are working on getting our riders better on time performance.

Metro-North defines "on time" as within 6 min. of advertised times... and says this is an "industry standard".

Do you know if this is true? What do your local commuter and freight railroads define "on time" as being?

Thanks!
JIM CAMERON
CT RAIL COMMUTER COUNCIL
www.trainweb.us/ct

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Greg - March 06, 2000

Message:
test
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Sharon Davis-Wilson - March 03, 2000

Message:
SORRY I MISSED THE POTLUCK LAST NIGHT! MARTY TOLD ME ABOUT THE GET TOGETHER THAT MORNING; BUT, I HAD TO GET ON HOME. SO, I TOOK THE EARLIER TRAIN.
HOW CAN I BE ADDED TO THE "COMMUTERS" LIST? MY EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE:
SHARON.DAVIS-WILSON@BLUESHIELDCA.COM (WORK)
SHARONDW@JPS.NET (HOME)
ALSO, I HAVE BEEN PROMOTING THE CAPITOL TO SOME CO-WORKERS - REALLY FUN LADIES. THEY WILL BE GETTING ON AT AUBURN GOING TO JACK LONDON SQUARE. THERE NAMES ARE EDIE, SHARON, NAN AND JANET. I TOLD THEM TO GO TO THE LAST CAR AND YOU GUYS WOULD TAKE CARE OF THEM. I ALSO GAVE THEM THIS WEBSITE. HOPE TO SEE (AND PARTY) WITH YOU ALL SOON.
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Bob Westfall - March 01, 2000

Message:
Lost: a Cat's Eye bike headlamp. Last Thur, Feb 24, probably on the 723.
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Estelle - January 17, 2000

Message:
FOUND on Train 726, Thursday 1-13-00
DISK DRIVE
I will be in Car No. 1 on Trains 723 and 726 on Monday, 1-17-00 or e-mail me:
eshiroma@pacbell.net


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Jesse - January 11, 2000

Message:
Katherine:
Can you tell me more about the new Oakland to SJ train that will start on feb14? I live near Hayward, and I've been clamoring for a useable commute train for a long time. Thanks for keeping us informed.
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Katherine - December 09, 1999

Message:
Finally a train schedule that fits reality. I've commuted from East Bay (Moraga) to SJ at Valley Medical Center for three years.

On the new schedule from Oakland to SJ,I want Amtrak to hold a Valentines Party on the opening day feb 14th. Box of candy for the first 50 guests on the Oakland line. News coverage, etc. This is just a fantastic service for me and my son.


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Cathy Conway - November 28, 1999

Message:
Hi everyone!
Just an update in case you haven't already heard... Marsha had a baby girl, Carly. She was born just past midnight on Sunday Nov. 6th.

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Weekenders Clothing - November 15, 1999

Message:
A representative from the Weekenders Clothing line will be on the train on Wednesday, November 17 in the far back of Car No. 1 on Train 728. All are invited to see the latest collection of fashions and fabric samples. The clothing is washable and features mix and match pieces.
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Tushar - October 11, 1999

Message:
Cheryl, Welcome Back!
We know that it is difficult to forget the innocent face and sweet cutting smile of Marty. But to let you know, of the three Indian Amigo's, Bobby is gone, but Poopla and I am still trying to survive, the pleasures of the train commute.
Anyway, as you know, and I have said this before privately and publicly, that I can never forget you in my life for what you did for me, when I needed the medical care on one fine evening on the train.
I am looking forward to meeting you again.
See you on the train 728 this Thursday, unless you are also on train 723 in the morning.
Again, welcome back!
With regards.
Tushar
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Tushar - October 11, 1999

Message:
Cheryl, Welcome Back!
We know that it is difficult to forget the innocent face and sweet cutting smile of Marty. But to let you know, of the three Indian Amigo's, Bobby is gone, but Poopla and I am still trying to survive, the pleasures of the train commute.
Anyway, as you know, and I have said this before privately and publicly, that I can never forget you in my life for what you did for me, when I needed the medical care on one fine evening on the train.
I am looking forward to meeting you again.
See you on the train 728 this Thursday, unless you are also on train 723 in the morning.
Again, welcome back!
With regards.
Tushar
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New e-mail address for Cheryl - October 08, 1999

Message:
Cheryl Franzi's new e-mail address is cfranzi@aol.com

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Cheryl - October 08, 1999

Message:
Hi all

I must request a status upgrade from alumni to rider. My renewed committment to the rails in on Thursdays for the rest of this year.

I must also reassure Marty that the Temple Toots days are over.

See you soon.
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Baby Shower for Marsha - October 03, 1999

Message:
A baby shower for Marsha Bull-Windham is planned for next Saturday, October 9th at 11:30 AM. Men, women, spouses, and significant others are included. Please e-mail Estelle at eshiroma@pacbell.net for more details.
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Charlotte Saylors - September 28, 1999

Message:
Hi everyone. Thank you very much for the party last week on the train, especially to Estelle who organized it. I really had a lot of fun. My "golden diploma" has a special place on my desk. :-) Thank you for making my three years on the train so special. I had no idea when I started the commute, what a great community of people ride the train. I will be riding down to the SF at least once a month. I will look forward to seeing everyone again.
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Congratulations, Charlotte! - September 14, 1999

Message:
Charlotte Saylors recently graduated with an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is now telecommuting from home and no longer rides the train regularly. To celebrate Charlotte's graduation, we're having a potluck party on Thursday, September 23rd on Train 728, Car No. 1. Please bring a beverage or snack to share.
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commuting from San Jose to Berkeley - August 23, 1999

Message:
Hi,

I received a pointer to this commuting option
from an internal bulleting board. My wife
needs to commute to Berkeley (from San Jose)
about two or three times a week. Some of the
days she needs to be there by 9:00am and
some of the days around 11:00am or late
afternoon 2pm.

I believe train is the best commuting option.
What I would like to know is

a. How often are the trains? and how reliable
to schedule they are?

b. What are the fares?


Please let me know,

Huzefa
(you can reply to me directly at
hmehta@cisco.com)
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ChrisS - July 31, 1999

Message:
Oh! the ticket agent thought me a little strange when I told him I wanted a ticket to Emeryville and a return on the 728. He aske me three times, and explained that that means I would return in about 10 minutes. Only for Bobby!!!!!


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ChrisS - July 31, 1999

Message:
Oh! the ticket agent thought me a little strange when I told him I wanted a ticket to Emeryville and a return on the 728. He aske me three times, and explained that that means I would return in about 10 minutes. Only for Bobby!!!!!


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ChrisS - July 31, 1999

Message:
I really regret missing bobby's party. Just to let you know, I did try to connect with the Zephler(?)train which was due to leave Sacramento at 3:30 p.m. It was late and had not arrive at 4:30 p.m. I next thought of the 5:40 p.m., but one a (friend) thought I could possible miss the train in Suisun if something went wrong. I trust someone told the "Estelle's coat story." (smile) Does this mean Bobby is truely in retired? Miss all of you!!

Chris
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Tushar - July 22, 1999

Message:
Those of you who are attending the party to the un-officio "Mayor of Amtrak" Bobby Brar, (who was closed to getting a life time pass from Amtrak) on Thursday July 29th on Amtrak 728, going back home, please bring a funny story involving Bobby that you remember. We are going to toast and roast him that day.
If you do not know, Bobby retired suddenly about two weeks back. He is enjoying his life. And still does not know how to lessen the heavy weight in his pockets.
For more details of the party, contact Estelle or Colleen.
Tushar
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We're back! - July 14, 1999

Message:
Due to a server failure last week, bulletin board messages posted since March were lost. Michelle is in the process of restoring some of the missing rail links but otherwise, it looks like we're up and running again!
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Tim Schlichting - March 03, 1999

Message:
My e-mail address is Schlichting_Timothy@gsb.stanford.edu
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Fred Sandsmark - February 28, 1999

Message:
Hi, commuters. I'm the guy who used to commute with you a couple of times a week and who wrote the computer article last year. For those of you following our progress, wanted you to know that Jane won't be receiving chemotherapy right away because her blood counts are too low. (Might be a side effect of current medication, so we're changing that.) She continues to feel good and do well. As for me, Rebecca's Garden magazine, which I worked for in SF, is moving to NY and I won't be moving with it. I may see you on the train over the next few months, once or twice a month, as we close up the SF office. Also, wanted to tell everyone that I ran into Collette yesterday and it sounds like she'll be returning to your ranks soon. (But I'll let her tell that story.) Best wishes, Fred.
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Response to Tim Schlichting - February 25, 1999

Message:
Please post your e-mail address so responses can be sent to you.
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Tim Schlichting - February 21, 1999

Message:
I am a graduate student at Stanford University conducting a study that involves transportation development in the Bay Area. I am particularly interested in finding out the status of a possible Capitol Corridor station in Union City. I have contacted city officials at Union City and have their perspective on it, but I was hoping to get another perspective as to whether it is a likely, viable location for a station as well as opinions on the need for such a station from current riders. Anyone who can help, please respond at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
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ChrisS - February 17, 1999

Message:
Congratulations on your new position Jerry.
I regret that I missed the farewell celebration. I know your wife is happy about the shorter commute. Just think of all the time you now have to spend with your grandchildren. What will Bobby do now without the ability to "give your coat away?"
(smile)
Chris
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Correction - February 15, 1999

Message:
Jerry will be working for a Sacramento contractor that repairs locomotives.
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Farewell to Jerry - February 12, 1999

Message:
Jerry Cook has taken a position with Amtrak in Sacramento. We're having an impromptu potluck party tonight (Friday, February 12) on Train 728 in Car No. 1. Please bring a snack to share and wish Jerry well in his new position. We'll miss you, Jerry!
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chriss - February 01, 1999

Message:
Received the following message from Ric Silver, for your info:
RAIL PASSENGER ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA
Northern California office: 824 Winslow St-214 Redwood City, CA 94063 (650)
368-7112
Southern California office: 3478 San Rafael Cir, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (949)
668-9901
Web Page: http://www.trainweb.com/railpac/
RicSilver@aol.com

Dear RailPAC member:

Well, here it is, Our 1st E-mail newsletter!
RailPAC has been growing and expanding and now, in order to keep our members better informed, we are establishing an E-mail newsletter.
From time to time you will be informed of various activities and new of
RailPAC. Here goes with issue Number 1.

RailPAC E-Letter
Vol. I Number I February 1999
http://www.trainweb.com/railpac/
RicSilver@aol.com

New Web Site: As you can see by the Web address above, our Web Page is up and running again. Our new Web Master Matthew Meltzer of Woodland Hills, has jumped in to update it and handle any changes. Please take a minute to look at it and let him know what you think.
Regional Meetings: As you may be aware, RailPAC has embarked on a program of regional meeting throughout the state. About every other month we will hold a regional meeting that will include a speaker or two, information about what RailPAC has been doing, and also, an opportunity for members to let the officers know what they feel is important.
So far there has been a meeting in Oakland (Nov.) and Fullerton (Jan). Coming up will be meetings in Santa Barbara (Subject, Coast rail service and San Diegean Service) and Fresno (San Joaquin Service and High Speed Rail). Notice of future meeting will be posted on the Web page and set to you via E-mail and/or snail mail.
If you live in the Santa Barbara or Fresno area and would like to help with the meetings, or know people who we should invite, please send me an e-mail RicSilver@aol.com and let me know. Or you may call me at 650-368-7112.
Newsletter: Our newsletter editor, Russ Jackson, has moved to Vacaville. But this should have no effect on duties. If you have ideas for the newsletter, or want to write something that is timely, you can E-mail Russ at Editoruss@aol.com Also, it you come across something in your local newspaper that you think should be included in the newsletter, or in this online newsletter, feel free to E-mail Russ or me at out E-mail addresses.
Survey: All of you, as members of RailPAC, were recently sent a survey about your interest in Rail Service and issues. While most of you filled it out and returned it there is still some that we haven’t heard from. Please take a minute and fill it out and send it to us. The information is important so as to give the RailPAC board some idea of what the members are interested in and what direction we should be going.
Local Rail Issues: Is there a local rail issue that you’ve been following and that RailPAC should get involved in? Please send us some information on it. Remember, if it runs on tracks then RailPAC is interested.
Membership: Our membership has really jumped in the last year. We are averaging more than 50 new members a month. But the best way to get new members is through word of mouth and referral. If you know someone that might be interest in RailPAC, please e-mail me their address and I will send them information. Remember RailPAC now includes Nevada since our recent merger with the Nevada Association of Rail Passengers last year.
Joint Efforts and Alliances: Beside the merger with Nevada ARP, RailPac has established several alliances with other Rail groups and publications. Flimsies and California Corridors are two of the top rail and transit publication in California. We have exchange mailing lists and are promoting each others services to our members. If you would like information about either publication e-mail me and let me know.
NARP Regional Meeting: The National Association of Rail Passengers, the only real NATIONAL rail advocacy group, will hold its annual regional meeting in Riverside on Saturday, March 20. If you would like info about the meeting, or info about NARP e-mail and I will be happy to send it to you.
Finally, and perhaps most important, Please take a minute and let me know that you in fact got this “E-letter” and wether or not you wish to receive notice via E-mail in the future.
____ Yes, I received the E-Letter and would like to be keep on the list to receive future editions along with other important news alerts.
____ STOP! I received the E-Letter but I would not like to receive any more in the future.
Any other comments?:

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ChrisS - January 29, 1999

Message:
Correction on my e-mail address:
cshipman@ns.net
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ChrisS - January 29, 1999

Message:
Correction on my e-mail address:
cshipman@ns.net
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Chriss - January 29, 1999

Message:
Thank you all for your kind words on my (temporary) last train ride. I will ride one day next week, and look forward to seeing you again. Who knows, I may have an opportunity in San Francisco, and will be riding again. I will miss you all for a short while. Please remember that I'm only an e-mail away:
cshipman@ns.
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Tushar - January 28, 1999

Message:
Chris,
Just to say, that I'll miss you. Good luck to you in your future endeavour.
Privately, everyone who knows will express the same sentiments.
Do not forget me and Van. Keep in touch!
Tushar
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chriss - January 27, 1999

Message:
Just a reminder of the "pot luck" on 1/28/98 on the 728 train out of Emeryville at 5:33 p.m. We are celebrating Cathy's baby shower, Heidy's going away and Chris' birthday, and last day at Alta Bates. For Contributions for the gift for Cathy, see Marsha or Estelle. Hope to see all of you there. Bring your favorite dish or combine efforts and purchase an order of something.

Chris

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Tushar Dalvi - January 08, 1999

Message:
Thank you Dick Bush and Jeffery Leonoudokis for joining us on Amtrak 728 on 1/7/99.
We appreciate your listening to the problems we face with the connecting bus service between Emeryville and San Francisco Financial District.
We are heartened that you and Jeffery have shown concern to our complaints and are going to make effort to improve the services.
Thank you, once again
Tushar Dalvi
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Dick Bush, Amtrak - January 07, 1999

Message:
As always it was great to see and talk to everyone this evening. Those that could not be there sorry I missed you.
Jeff (SFO Airporter) was glad that he made the trip today and wants to do it again in 3 or 4 weeks. He also would like to send his operations manager and his diapatchers on some short trips to Martinez to get a better understanding of the problems.
Thanks again for all the good input this evening.
Dick
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Darlene - January 05, 1999

Message:
I received an e-mail from Fred and Jane Sandsmark concerning their plans for 1999. Jane will undergo a yearlong chemo regimen following a planned short trip to France with Fred, and the whole medical team is hopeful regarding Jane's recovery. Fred and Jane spent the recent holidays in Seattle where they managed to side-step any and all bad weather. They send their new year's greetings to all.
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ChrisS and Estelle - December 24, 1998

Message:
Tuschar: On behalf of the decorating crew and the party organizers, thank you for those very kind remarks. You always know what to say. Everyone seem to have a good time, and we appreciate the assistance from the regular commuters at Oakland, and our able conductors and LSA. Thank you all and have a wonderful and safe holiday.
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Tushar - December 23, 1998

Message:
Estelle, Chris and Chris,

Congratulations on organizing, again a successful Christmas Party, yesterday, on Amtrak Train No. 728.
Our thanks also goes to all you three, and also to those who blew the balloons, helped in decorations of the last car, and who helped in unloading the food at Oakland and clean up later on. Of course, we cannot forget to thank conductors Bill Powell and Susie, without their co-operation, this party would not have been successful.
I am sure all those who attended the party will join me in expressing the same sentiments.
Tushar
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Floyd Hicks - December 07, 1998

Message:
Great new web site! Miss the friendship but I still do not trust Amtrak to run on time.

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Estelle - December 06, 1998

Message:
I received this message from Roy Woodward and thought you'd all enjoy hearing from him.
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Hi. I'm still in northern New Hampshire working as lead environmental
inspector on a 70 mile spread of pipeline (my section is from Quebec to Maine). I've got 5 great inspectors working for me through the toughest rock, wetlands, and regulators I've ever encountered. My wife and little boy are here and we've rented a farm house in Stark, NH - a cute little village with a covered bridge (my son's school is K-6 and has 67 students). So far only mild weather (about 35 degrees today) and little snow, but everyone warns us it will eventually get worse. I don't miss the commute, but here's it's 6 days/week, 12 hours/day, plus I work about 2 Sunday out of 3 - construction is 7 days per week. I'll probably be here until spring to
oversee restoration and repair work. Say hi to everyone for me and sooner or later I'll show-up on the train again. - Roy
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Darlene - December 02, 1998

Message:
This morning I received an update on Jane's surgery from Fred Sandsmark and since it is lengthy, I will only hit the highlights here. I have printed out the message in full and will be in the first car on tonight's train should anyone wish to read it in its entirety. Jane was able to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with "a houseful of people." As Fred said, "She's TOUGH!" The most recent pathology confirms that it is an Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade III (IV is the most malignant). Chemo comes next and then occupational therapy so she can "learn to work with the effects." Fred included his address (1411 Valley Glen Drive, Roseville 95747)in case anyone would like to get in touch with them. His friend Connie said "If our brains were simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand them." Amen.
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Mark and Brian - December 01, 1998

Message:
What a great site...if you don't know us, we're the newest additions to the capitol commuters, and you can find us sleeping in the morning, or in car 1 on the way home. Stop by and say hi!
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ChrisS - November 30, 1998

Message:
Fred:
Thank you for the updates via Darlene. Jane continues to be in our prayer! From all of us-"hang in there!" Give her our best!
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chrisS - November 30, 1998

Message:
A great new web site! Thanks to all of you, who were more directly involved in making it happen!
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Estelle - November 27, 1998

Message:
Thanks, Steve Grande of TrainWeb, for helping us get set up at our new home!! Thanks, Michelle, for your hard work in moving us to our new web site! This is a GREAT improvement -- no more pop-up ads and advertisements.
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Darlene - 11/24/98 22:11:37

Message:
Today I received the following e-mail from Fred Sandsmark concerning his wife's recent brain surgery: "Just a quick note to let you all know that Jane's surgery today at UCSF went very well. At 2:00 p.m. this afternoon [Monday] she was talking and wiggling her fingers and toes. More details will follow in another note (written when I'm not so tired). Thanks to all of you who are with us on this journey. Love, Fred Sandsmark"

ChrisS - 11/23/98 04:48:57

Message:
David: Things are much the same for Manny. He really sufferred a big blow to the head. He has good days and bad. We will post a notice about the holiday party soon. Why not plan to join us? We would love to see Hays again, and I would gladly drive yo back to Davis.

Lost & Found - 11/20/98 17:00:17

Message:
Found-- Lap top power cord on train last Sunday eve. See Davis station master.

Estelle - 11/19/98 07:40:05

Message:
We have found a sponsor for our web site! Keep watching the bulletin board for additional news and an anticipated "moving out" date. Sorry, Geocities, but those pop up ads were driving us crazy!

Darlene - 11/18/98 16:40:32

Message:
This morning I received the following information from Fred Sandsmark concerning his wife Jane's current condition: Dr. Berger will perform more surgery on November 23. This will remove a major portion of the tumor from her brain and also provide a need d sample of the remaining tumor to determine its exact composition. Fred and Jane are relaxing with a trip down the Coast before the surgery and her expected 5-day hospital stay. Fred says, "please keep Jane and her doctors and nurses in your thoughts a d prayers."

David Berry - 11/13/98 23:54:07

Message:
Hey gang, do need the old past leader to organize the Christmas bash for you? Just joking but its a thought. I read the bulletin board once-in-a-while to see whats up. Any word on Manny lately? Hope you're all well. Miss the bridge and the food. Oh, the people too!

ChrisS - 11/13/98 06:52:30

Message:
Fran: Great to hear from you! Please keep in touch and we will continue updates to the December Christmas Party!!

Fran Mello - 11/12/98 18:52:38

Message:
Hi, I'm a new Bulletin Board user and a wannabe commuter. Right now the work is in San Leandro and maybe NYC in January so... I'm not enjoying the opportunity to see all of you. It is great to read through the postings and catch up on babies and health a d other human activities. I hope that no postings means that everyone is doing well. I'll watch for the December bash and see if I can schedule in the city that day. Continue to take care of each other. It makes a warm place in the world for all of us. F an

Fran Mello - 11/12/98 18:48:55

Message:


ChrisS - 11/11/98 23:38:56

Message:
Sorry I missed the train today!! If anyone wants the results call me at home or e-mail me at home tonight.

ChrisS - 11/11/98 04:41:12

Message:
Is there interest in a November party? Or should we put the energies into the December Holiday bash! Let Bobby, Estelle and Chris know your thoughts on this issue. Some December dates are the friday, the 11th, Thursday, the 17th, please let us hear from ou. This year we need more of the dominate male involvement.

ChrisS - 10/31/98 22:35:07

Message:
Just wanted you to know that Floyd's last day with us was 10/30/98: (We should all call Bill Fleisher(510) 464-6990 Chris:(see below) This morning (Friday Oct.30 ) was my last ride on AMTRAK. Once again the train was 30 minutes late arriving in Suisun. Simply, I am tired of the lack of on-time performance and the weak excuses (this morning it was a printer problem). Talking with Bill Fleisher is a waste of time! The only thing he will understand is the loss of ridership. Maybe I will see you on BART some morning. I will be taking the bus from Suisun and transfering to BART at the El Cerrito Del Norte Station. Say hello to Marsha. Floyd

John Kinnison - 10/31/98 00:23:56

Message:
Hey people...I have the pictures of the going away party we had a couple of weeks ago and they look great, the only problem is, I haven't learned how to get them on a 1.44 disk, the files are much too large. I can put them on a Zip disk however, if someo e can work with it. Let me know. John

Darlene - 10/29/98 16:16:29

Message:
On 10/28 I received an e-mail from fellow-commuter Fred Sandsmark updating the progress being made to treat his wife's brain cancer. Jane is currently resting from the medical treatment Jane has been undertaking in San Francisco and once the new MRI has een analyzed, Jane may undergo more chemo and/or surgery. Happily, they've won their battle with the insurance company concerning the cost, thanks in part to HP employees in Roseville. Fred expressed their thanks for people's well wishes, "drumming, wha ever works" and said contact with friends would be welcomed as he and Jane face some tough risk/benefit decisions in the very near future. They are quite optimistic that further surgery will not infringe upon Jane's language abilities. Fred's e-mail is red@marblepub.com, should you wish to say "hi," "keep the faith," "hang in there, baby," or whatever.

ChrisS - 10/23/98 21:06:57

Message:
The Elections are only 2 weeks away. Let's plan to do our regularly simulated vote on Monday or Wednesday. Any preferences?? ChrisS

Cheryl - 10/22/98 13:45:30

Message:
Help is requested by any one of you web wizzards. My email address is changed, and I am unable to fix it on the list of commuters. Old address is fran-jski....new address is cfranzi @ibm.net.....not @att.net. I'm always looking for the better deals in communication. In addition, How do I apply for temporary alumni status? I will be leaving with John, but I WILL BE BACK....in February or March. Please don't let the early train sleepers get to comfortable while I am away.

Cheryl - 10/22/98 13:32:22

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Yeah Colleen! You carried more baggage than the rest of us combined...and I was exhausted just watching you. Best wishes....and Christine is right, its time for pictures, or maybe even a screen savor??

ChrisS - 10/21/98 22:27:29

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Colleen: How wonderfully exciting. Congratulations to all. I announced the birth to the regulars yesterday. All send their regards and especially Floyd and Paul. Both were most anxious to her the wonderful news. Now we only need pictures!!!

ChrisS - 10/21/98 21:46:53

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John's last day is the Saturday, October 25, 1998. If you have not signed his card. Please see me on Thursday. Paul is the only one I know who will be on the train on Saturday. We could ask Paul to deliver the card. Does anyone have any train photos that could also be given to John of his passengers? Pl ase give to Bobby, Estelle or Chris. Thank you!!

Darlene - 10/21/98 16:16:31

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Colleen: Congratulations to you and your family for the new human being named Jenna. Treasure this time together (even though you will forget what sleep is). If I were a fairy godmother instead of a wicked witch, I would grant you as much time as you wa ted before you had to come back to work!

Colleen Davis - 10/20/98 20:12:48

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Well it happened! Jenna Marian Davis was born on October 14th at 10:55. She was 8 lbs, 15 oz. and 21 inches long. Thanks again for honoring us with the terrific pot luck and I appreciated everyone's help with saving seats, carrying my bags, etc. in tho e last few days. I'll see you all in December.

ChrisS - 10/13/98 17:03:31

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We miss you! Just to let you know you are not forgotten. We miss your laughter and the little xtras you do for all of us. "Be good to yourself."

ChrisS - 10/12/98 18:40:40

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Remember, John's last day is the 24 of October. Please remember to say goodbye to our faithful bus driver from Martinez to Sacramento. Some of you may remember the night the fire swept across the train tracks and the fire department stop the train about .5 miles from Sacramento. We found ourselves utterly stuck between Davis and Sacramento. It was John's foresight that save the night. He circled the bus around and picked up all of us for the ride to Sacramento. We will have a card for John on Friday, Oct ber 23, 1998. Please sign the card and bring a photo or something to remind John of all his friends on the Capitol Corridor.

ChrisS - 10/12/98 18:30:50

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Bill Fleisher sent the following Commemorative Train Schedule to me for October 15, 1998: AT Colfax 7:30 AM Ceremony, Ceremony ends at 7:55 AM DP Colfax 8:00 AM From Spur after ceremony AR Sacramento 10:00 AM Train to hold No.2 track Ceremony DP Sacramento 10:20 AM AR Davis 10:45 AM Photo Stop DP Davis 10:50 AM AR Suisun 11:25 AM Photo Stop DP Suisun 11:30 AM AR Martinez 12:05 P.M. Photo Stop DP Martinez 12:10 P.M. AR Emeryville 1:05 P.M. Photo Stop DP Emeryville 1:35 P.M. AR Oakland JL 2:10 P.M. Photo Stop DP Oakland JL 2:40 P.M. AR Fremont 3:15 P.M. Photo Stop DP Fremont 3:20 P.M. AR San Jose 4:00 P.M. Ceremony ends at 4:30 P.M.Returining to destinations beyond Oakland take the 728 train that departs San San Jose at 5:35 P.M. If you would like a hard copy, please see me tonight.

ChrisS - 10/03/98 03:49:20

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Tushar: Collen conveyed the good news to some of us today. We are all happy that the eye is healing well. Needless to say we miss you and anxiously await your return. Collen's last day is on Wednesday, and we will be having a potluck for her on Monday, October , 1998. We are planning to vote during October and will give you a call to have your choices included. Miss you! Chris and the rest of the gang!

Manny - 10/01/98 02:52:10

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Hello my fellow Americans, I am back on line after a disastrous crash of my computer. It was difficult to reconnect. Some of you maybe unaware that if you click on my name in meet the conductors you will get my e-mail address. As far as my health it is a long proccess, so I am told by the medical field. I just want to say that I miss all of you. Your present conductor, Bob Whittle, is a very interesting person whom I have known for a number of years. Bob at one time in the 60's had a boat in the Oakl nd harbor that he lived on that had a swing in the middle of the inside room. He later sold it and bought a submarine that was also in the Oakland harbor. Bob and I later worked on the Starlite to Santa Barbara for a regrettably short time.

Chris - 09/25/98 04:44:16

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Manny it is so good to hear from you. I have taken the Executive train with Bobby 3 times this year. However, all new riders on his train are required to bring croissants and or donuts. He makes out very well. (smile)

Chris - 09/25/98 04:41:08

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I received a reply from my letter to the Sacramento rep to the Joint Powers Board. The Chairman feels that there does not exist the staff to support an Advisory Committee. He did offfer a suggestion to hold workshops after the Jt. Powers Board. Is this idea worth it? Estelle and I are interested in your thoughts.

Darlene - 08/31/98 15:18:30

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I received an email from Fred Sandsmark updating me on the condition of his wife Jane's medical treatment. In this electronic age (and as Fred said, "there's a Web site for everything") Fred said the family's web site is http://www.marblepub.com/jane.htm which will contain updates on Jane's condition. Fred, as you all may know, wrote that great article in CCN about commuters who utilize their computers on AMTRAK. Although Fred can't commute with us any more, I am sure he would like to hear from you bet een (or during) trips to the hospital (fred@marblepub.com).

Manny - 08/27/98 22:10:39

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Hello again my fellow Americans-I am sad to see Ron leaving us and me not being able to attend. Yardog will see that all is well with the party. Ron good luck and please stay in contact with us.

Tushar - 08/25/98 02:21:34

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Cheryl, Pwopla, Chris, Conductor Brent, and all others on Amtrak 726 Car #1 on 8/13/98: Thank you for all the help you gave during my eye problem noticed during the travel between Emeryville and Sacramento. My left eye is going to be operated on 8/25/98. Thanks, again. Tushar

Darlene - 08/24/98 17:40:32

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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY BE INTERESTED, THE NEWSBEAT STORE ON E STREET IN DAVIS NOW CARRIES THE SCHEDULE SHEET FOR BAYLINK SACRAMENTO EXPRESS, WHICH INCLUDES FARES

ChrisS - 08/15/98 00:35:05

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Estelle and I faxed comments to our City representatives to the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board (CCJPB). We specifically requested thier comments on forming a Citizen Advisory Committee to the CCJPB. We have also contacted Bill Fleisher's Office to fo low up with them concerning the CCJPB meeting. We will keep you posted. If a few of you could also call, fax or write a request to the CCJPB member from your city, requesting an Citizen Advisory Committee, this would be extremely helpful.

Estelle - 08/11/98 20:10:20

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If anyone is interested in the agenda for the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board meeting to be held on August 12 (tomorrow), I have a copy. You can find me in Car No. 1 on the 726 tonight or 721 tomorrow morning. Re: Darlene's message. I also have the new ferry schedule.

Darlene - 08/11/98 18:38:42

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Check out the site, baylinkferry.com. Marty says a bus is now linking Davis with the Vallejo Ferry. It does show the Village Bakery (where?) has "Network DayPass only." If anyone gets more concrete info, please share. Also, why wasn't anything put ou on the "transitinfo.com" link?

Darlene - 08/10/98 18:41:50

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MANNY: YOU SURE YOUR MEDICAL DOSAGE IS NOT TOO HIGH? Signed: One of "Your Fellow Americans"

Manny - 08/10/98 18:07:05

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Greetings my fellow Americans-Just wanted to give you an update -I continue to improve but it seems to be very slow. My conductors job will be awarded to someone new until my return. I WILL RETURN! Relay to the new conductor not to get to confortable on the job it is only temporary. I read the bulletin board daily for new postings, I am very interested in the new schedule proposals. If anyone would like to e-mail me it is manuel24@jps.net. I thank you for your support my fellow Americans.

Estelle - 08/07/98 03:07:04

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A letter to the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority is being circulated for signature on the 721 and 726 trains. The letter will be modified to incorporate suggestions that were made tonight on the way back. However, the main ideas will remain the s me. I won't be riding on Friday, August 7 so I left the letter with Darlene McGuire. Please find her if you would like to read and sign the letter. All members of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board from the greater Sacramento area will receive copie of the letter and our signatures on Monday, August 10. If you have any more suggestions, please e-mail me at eshiroma@pacbell.net

Darlene - 08/03/98 15:26:26

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To Manny; Estelle; and Tushar: Manny, "you're welcome. See you soon. We ALL miss you!" I gave Yard Dog copies of the commuter/computer (try saying that fast!) article; he thought it was great to see himself quoted without any "bad" words! Estelle: thought I was too cynical but am glad to see your impression of the so-called meeting matched mine. Will be glad to write a letter. Marty thought a letter to Gov Wilson might also be in order. See you soon and thanks for your hard work in making the m eting happen. You are much appreciated! Tushar: May you have a speedy and complete recovery. 'Ta!

Manny - 08/02/98 22:15:02

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I want to thank everyone for your concern, it is very much appreceited. I miss all of you and looking foward to returning to work. Needless to say it will be a while longer. The fruit basket was wonderful and quite a surprise and I want to say thank you. I talked to Ric aka yardog his sister was operated on and was doing better. I am very impressed with the web page.

EStelle - 08/01/98 15:52:14

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The rest of the address for the CCJPA is: Oakland, California 94604-2688

Estelle - 08/01/98 15:47:02

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I appreciate Mr. Fleisher conducting a workshop on the 726 last night, but don't think our opinions will be considered seriously (at least for those of us who are in favor of Option A). We are apparently outnumbered, and more likely, outpoliticized (a ne word?). I have asked his assistant to send us copies of questions and responses from previous workshops held in Auburn, Sacramento, Oakland, and San Jose. I encourage you to document your opinions in letters to the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, P.O. Box 12688 (LMA-2). Letters should be copied to individual Joint Powers Board representatives in Placer County, Sacramento Regional Transit District, Solano Transportation Authority, and Yolo County Transportation District. I will get names and addresses. Please make copies for our files. The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority meets again on August 12.

Manny - 07/29/98 19:56:27

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Do you know of any old Malley engineers who used to run the Sacramento Canyon? I need some historical information on how oil was transferred from SP to PG&E at the old Redding Manufactured Gas Plant. Give me a call at 916-366-1701 ex 361. Thanks, David

Estelle - 07/29/98 05:59:23

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Does anyone have plans to attend the Amtrak hearings? We need representation and there's not much time to organize. Let's talk about it on the train tomorrow.

Darlene - 07/28/98 23:00:28

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Re the Amtrak hearings: sorry the telephone number did not appear in its complete form. The number for info is 510-464-6085. Hope it works this time.

ChrisS - 07/28/98 21:52:54

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Bill Fleisher would like to meet with us friday, July 31, 1998 on the 5:38 p.m. train (726?). Is that correct Bobby? Please come prepared to discuss issues with Bill and members of his staff. Let's try to develop an agenda tonight. Chris

Darlene - 07/28/98 18:34:08

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To anyone interested: Amtrak is holding public meetings on the Amtrak Capitols (see www.transitinfo.org) on July 29 and 30; in Oakland on the 29th and in San Jose on the 30th. These meetings concern the proposed 5th and 6th additional runs. Call 510-4 4-6085 for more information.

Darlene - 07/28/98 18:02:56

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Tushar: Great to see you back on the train!!! I want to see a tres chic eyepatch tonight!

Michelle Caisse - 07/23/98 23:29:38

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What happened to Manny? Manny got clunked on the back of the head with some sort of overhead door that fell open on the lower level of the lounge car. It happened while 726 was in the Oakland yard preparing to leave. He had a concussion and was in the ospital overnight. He's still (over a week later) recuperating at home, but reportedly doing better. We hope you're feeling better, Manny!

Roy Woodward - 07/23/98 19:40:30

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Sounds like lots going on with the train gang; what happened to Manny? Sorry to Darlene and Marti that I've been slow on the travel reports: I'm in Costa Rica (airport project) - green and wet, but may be on the train at least once next week in-between rips. I guess I've got to show-up in the office once in awhile (my 90-day 10 ride pass is running-out with only 4 rides on it). I took the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu (Peru) last week; at least we don't get off the communter train seasick. That's a great place to visit if you ever get the chance. August looks like more Spanish practice with lots of projects going on in central and South America. Take care and it's great reading about you all - just add a few more details! Thanks.

Chris S - 07/23/98 17:33:14

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Tuschar: We are all thinking of you. How are you feeling and will we be seeing you soon. Please know that the entire "gang" sends their regards. Hope to talk with you soon!! Chris for the "GANG"

Chris S - 07/22/98 20:37:32

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I call bill Fleisher (BART Capital Coordinator) from the train at about 6:30 am to complain about the 15 to 20 minute delay in Martinez. Bill's assistant, Carl Molvia, returned my call to offer an apology to the "group," and an explanation of what happene , based upon his peliminary investigation. Bill Fleisher would also like to meet with us on Friday, 7/31/98, on the way home. Can we plan to talk about this tonight. Please think of agenda items to bring up. Thanks, Chris

ChrisS - 07/16/98 15:10:54

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Hopefully all of you are aware that the temperatures will be in excess of 105 today in Sacramento and over 100 in other cities. This means that our speed will be approximately 50 miles p/hr from Richmond to Sacramento. You may want to pick up a snack or other itmes for the long ride home. Chris

Christine - 07/15/98 23:52:47

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Manny is expected home this afternoon and will be following up with his own doctor. I have a card and have ordered a fruit and cheese basket. Please see me if you would like to sign the card and make a contribution.

diana - 07/10/98 22:20:52

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last minute (as usual) but i've been requested to post a notice of a tgif potluck tonight on the train - be there or be square.

Darlene - 07/10/98 17:28:11

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Estelle or Michelle: Mike Cohen should be moved to the former commuter area as he no longer works in the Bay Area. Thanks.

Michelle - 07/02/98 16:14:08

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POSITION WANTED - TEMPORARY
Trilingual (French, Spanish, English) woman with strong administrative and organizational skills, knowledge of the arts, history seeks employment in September-October.
Contact Michelle with any ideas. Thanks!

Darlene - 06/23/98 18:32:09

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Roy: Where in the world -- and I do mean world -- are you? Marty and I miss you and want to know when we are going to be added to your entrourage.

Tushar - 06/09/98 22:12:42

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Golf Tournament! Vow! I only hope, I will not hear the word "fore" and have to duck and hear the bouncing golf ball/s around me from today onwards on the train. I hope the aisles will be clear and no one will be using the Amtrak green for their putting practise. Just kidding!!! This is great and I am going to volunteer myself to help in organising the tournament, as I am not a golfer. Sam, I like the idea of Marty's 19th hole. I am looking forward to taste Marty's famous chili, which have been discussed on the train before.

Tushar - 06/09/98 21:59:23

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Michelle, What you have informed us is a good and a bad news. The good news is you have found what you were looking for a long time. The bad news is the 'first lady of 721 and 726' will not be travelling on Amtrak. I will miss your friendship and your very cool behaviour. You will be moving farther away from Sacramento. This is very sad to me and my wife, who was very complimentary of ou and liked you. Anyway what matters is you should be happy! Good luck and keep in touch, Tushar

Michelle - 06/09/98 18:34:45

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We have a deal on the house in Pleasant Hill! Watch this board for future announcements -- housewarming party sometime this summer, availability of 3br 2ba 1286 sq ft home in north Davis.

Sam - 06/08/98 22:25:16

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Thanks for the emails everyone. Things are going well. I should be back on board in another couple of weeks. Although I may be more asleep than awake! The golf tournament looks like a great idea. I nominate Marty's for the 19th hole. Good location a d that stunning new pool and landscape job!

Alice - 06/04/98 05:02:51

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The June Amtrak parking lot pass has been sold! Thank you for your inquiries!

Tushar - 06/03/98 18:26:05

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Charly, Thank you for your E-Mail. I am back to work. I am sure you will suceed in your search. I will keep my eyes and ears open, and let you know as soon as I hear of the opportunity for you. With regards, Tushar

Tushar - 06/02/98 23:28:36

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Charly, Thank you for your E-Mail. I hope you are succesful in your search. I will keep my eyes and ears open and will let you know of the opportunity, as soon as I hear about it.

Alice - 05/28/98 06:12:04

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Reduced Cost Sacramento Amtrak Parking Pass!! Interested in parking at the Sacramento Amtrak parking lot everyday for the month of June for $35? (Regular cost: $50/month or $4.50/day) Call Alice Mark at (510) 540-2534 (8AM to 5PM/M-F) NOTICE: Sacramento Amtrak Parking written notification requirement. If you're thinking of NOT parking at the Sacramento Amtrak parking lot, be sure to give 30 days advance written notice before the 1st of the month that you won't be using the parking pa s.

Tushar - 05/22/98 00:21:20

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Sam, Congratulations on the birth of the twins. Hey Papa, you cannot blame the Amtrak Train schedule for the loss of your sleep hours, anymore.

Charly - 05/21/98 19:33:05

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Hi All, No, I wasn't abducted by aliens, I just got laid off as of 5/7, was sick for a week, and had a bit of trouble getting to this web page. The good news is that I have been getting a solid 6 hours of sleep *every day*. I miss you all, and I'll probably be r ding a day or two this month while I still have my monthly pass. Congrats to Sam, Laurie, and the JJ guys. Anyone who wants to reach me can email ruckblitz@aol.com, and I am looking for work, so keep your ears open for me. . . best, Charly

Sam - 05/16/98 19:13:54

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Wanted to let everyone know that we celebrated our first Mothers Day! At 3:30 am on Mother's Day, Laurie gave birth to two healthy boys -- James Chase (5 lbs 9 oz) and John Henry (5 lbs 7 oz). Laurie and the kids are doing great; however, the early morni g train no longer seems that early! Hope all is well with everyone and that Charlie and Michelle let their opponents win sometimes! Sam
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