Traditionally, the Sonic Line to PAX East has been the 176 Northeast Regional. This was chosen because it leaves at 12:02 from Union Station in DC, allowing enough time for anyone traveling from the southern lines (Metroid and Star Fox) to link up and travel with the larger group on to Boston.
However, one of the biggest 'problems' with the Sonic Line is that it doesn't get into town until after 8pm, missing the Pre-PAX Dinner entirely and requiring some luck and a lot of running to catch the bar crawl. This has prevented at least some forumers from really getting on board (sorry for the pun).
The mitigating issue is that we don't want to leave anyone from the other lines behind - the whole reason for the Train Alliance is to travel with fellow gamers and have fun. However, Metroid and Star Fox require getting up super early in New Orleans or Florida, and don't seem to be nearly as popular, so I'm not sure how many people we would actually lose. Hence, the poll.
*Note, this poll is unofficial and just trying to gauge the feelings of the group at large
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