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3/16/14 9:37 A

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It's a great concept, but I've read the fine print. They own everything in your application, including your long work sample, and can print it anywhere they want or even sell the rights to another entity. Not saying that's a dealbreaker, but it's something to strongly consider before applying, because it applies to everyone who tries to get in, not just the winners.

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3/12/14 9:35 A

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I wouldn't like to be thrown out of a plane ... My grandson (age 23) skydives and has more than 100 jumps. Of course, he's wearing a parachute.


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3/12/14 12:07 A

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The second was a take-off on "Murder on the Orient Express". The first is from "Strangers on a Train", which recently was remade into the movie "Strangers on a Plane".

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3/11/14 8:59 P

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POPEYE - wasn't that the movie Don't Throw Momma From the Train? I know I've seen that plot before...

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3/11/14 5:18 P

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Using Amtrak? Hmmmmmm.

I think I have one. Two fellows meet in the dining car of an Amtrak train. Through conversation they find out each is very unhappy in their marriage and would kill their spouse of the husband wasn't the primary suspect. They agree to kill each others spouse so the men can have lock tight alibis.

How about a mysterious murder on the Las Vegas Express?

Other then that, taking an Amtrak cross country is one of the things on The Bucket List for my DW & I.

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3/11/14 8:08 A

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Interesting concept. Thanks for posting.

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3/11/14 12:32 A

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Amtrak is excited to announce the official launch of the #AmtrakResidency program.
blog.amtrak.com/amtrakresidency/
AmtrakResidency was designed to allow creative professionals who are passionate about train travel and writing to work on their craft in an inspiring environment. Round-trip train travel will be provided on an Amtrak long-distance route. Each resident will be given a private sleeper car, equipped with a desk, a bed and a window to watch the American countryside roll by for inspiration. Routes will be determined based on availability.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by a panel. Up to 24 writers will be selected for the program starting March 17, 2014 through March 31, 2015. A passion for writing and an aspiration to travel with Amtrak for inspiration are the sole criteria for selection. Both emerging and established writers will be considered.

Residencies will be anywhere from 2-5 days, with exceptions for special projects.

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