B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Surprisingly, the Chicago-New York train will get there first. It would take that train only 3.75 hours to get there at 80 mph, whereas the Pittsburgh-New York train has to cover 371 miles at 90 mph, which would take it 4.12 hours to complete — and by the time it leaves Pittsburgh, the Chicago train is only 45 minutes from arriving in New York City in any event!

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 11 months ago

    If they are Amtrak trains, they’ll both be late.

  3. tuna1

    tuna1 said, 11 months ago

    I don’t know about that. New York is way more than 300 miles from Chicago..

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 11 months ago

    Neither. Both will make 50 stops along the way.

  5. edclectic

    edclectic said, 11 months ago

    @simpsonfan2

    If they don’t break down first.

  6. firedome

    firedome said, 11 months ago

    you forgot about bridge washouts, which will force detours…

  7. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 11 months ago

    How about the new three way seating on Via Rail?
    Non-smoking.
    Smoking.
    Burned beyond Recognition.

  8. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Not on the West Coast! Not any more!

    Amtrak can be on time! Who’d ever have thought it?

  9. Barry Carter

    Barry Carter said, 11 months ago

    711 miles from Chicago to New York, not that either of these places existed back then :)

  10. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, 11 months ago

    Now if these were Australian trains they would never be late as it’s easier to cancel the train…ergo it’s not late.

  11. cdward

    cdward said, 11 months ago

    I’ve taken the New York-Chicago train a few times. It’s more than 700 miles and takes 20 hours. So far, I’ve never had a breakdown, and one winter, during a blizzard, it was the only transportation system that kept going. In general, I love the train, and I’m not particularly bugged if it takes longer. When you count all the time and hassle you spend getting to the airport, standing in security, etc, it’s not even all that much longer than flying.

  12. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Remember that old song:

    You leave the Pennsylvania station
    ‘Bout a quarter to four,
    You read War and Peace
    And then you’re in Baltimore.
    Dinner in the diner,
    Nothing could be finer
    Than to have your next six meals in Carolina.
    When you hear the whistle blowin’ eight to the bar
    Then you know the goods ahead has derailed a car.
    Perhaps if they shoveled coal in
    They could get the bloody thing rollin’.
    Boo! Hoo! I think we’re staying right where we are…

  13. ECAsh

    ECAsh said, 11 months ago

    BUT, where is the train from Pitts going?
    its not said..

  14. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, 11 months ago

    @richardelguru

    Love that parody!!

  15. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 11 months ago

    It’s a little over 900 miles by rail from NYC to Chicago. The Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central R.R. had competing first-class services that once took you there in 16 hours on either the PRR’s Broadway Limited or the NYC’s 20th Century Limited.

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