Lower level coach vs upper on superliner
Posted 07 August 2005 - 11:59 AM
Posted 07 August 2005 - 12:50 PM
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Posted 07 August 2005 - 01:27 PM
As far as make up goes, Auto Train has a seperate Diner for Coach and Sleeping Car passengers. When you check in at the ticket counter you get your dinner reservation then. The normal consist looks like this for the passenger cars:
Crew Dorm <--Leads Northbound
Sleeper Diner & Lounge
Coach Diner<--Leads Southbound
The carriers are always on the rear of the train.
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Posted 07 August 2005 - 05:10 PM
Posted 07 August 2005 - 06:03 PM
By sleeper diner & sleeper lounge, B51 means the lounge car and dining car that are exclusively for passengers traveling in sleeping cars. There are no beds in the dining car or the lounge car. Put another way, the section of the train that is exclusively for sleeping car passengers has 4 sleeping cars, 1 dining car, and 1 lounge car.
Is the sleeper diner a seperate car from the sleeper lounge or is it a combo? I don't want to be too close to the lower level of the lounge. and are they still showing movies at night in both lounges?
The Coach section of the train contains 4 or 5 coaches (depending on demmand), 1 lounge car and either 1 or 2 dining cars (again depending on demmand).
They usually do show movies in the lounge, but again you won't be able to hear them in the sleeping car or even in a coach if you decide to ride in coach. One can only hear the movie if one is in the lounge car.
Posted 07 August 2005 - 06:08 PM
Bumpy really depend on the tracks, not where you are in the car. That said however, the lower level tends to have a bit more track noise, while the upper level tends to have a bit more sway.
My wife just asked me another question..Is family bedroom bumpy? My wife prefers sleeping car vs coach and so since the family bedroom is lower level is it better to travel coach upper level or the family bedroom.(She likes the idea of 4 beds(My 14yr old is not that tall(5 ft) so kid's bunk is OK) She sleeps curled up at home. The other sleeping accom are too expensive.
As for your daughter, the kids bunk is only 4'9", so she will be curling up at least a bit.
Posted 07 August 2005 - 06:33 PM
Lower level coach is probably just as bumpy though.
Posted 07 August 2005 - 07:22 PM
Posted 07 August 2005 - 07:51 PM
Posted 07 August 2005 - 10:41 PM
Were you on a Superliner II when this happened?
I also have ridden in the upstairs standard bedrooms on the AT and found that the ride was signifigantly better. The type of bumps on the CSX through SC and Ga tend not to be the up and down kind, but the type that sharply slam you to the side and you hear a loud bang anyone know what that is by the way, i think it is the coupler hitting the side of the "coupler box" i am unsure. Neverless, wherever you are on the train the ride on that part of the CSX is crappy .
While I can't give any details, since I'm really not sure of all of the technical facts about it, I think the noise you hear might be caused by the trucks. From what I understand, the Superliner II has the same trucks as the Horizon cars, and occasionally one might hear similar banging noises on those (usually I've only heard that noise on sharp curves on Michigan trains).
Anyone that knows for sure, feel free to correct me.
Posted 08 August 2005 - 12:30 AM
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