Nick Pittman, already a veteran weatherman at 27, grew up riding the train between Atlantic City and Philly. He has become one of the Shore area's best-known advocates for resuming service on the line.
Amtrak did not make a firm commitment, Boyle conceded, but he was nonetheless optimistic. “Frankly, as someone who works on appropriations for Amtrak, they have every incentive to continue to work with us,” he added.
The vintage streetcars of the F-Line in San Francisco are not as famous as that transit agency's cable cars, but each day up to two dozen of them – including 14 originally in service in Philadelphia – carry people from the Castro District to Fisherman's Wharf.