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#161 west point

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:19 PM

Facilities at BEE have been listed on MPRs as to being limited and not available.  Certain car work has been shown to be postponed due to a spot not available at BEE.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:30 PM

I suppose I'm lucky, I have a trip planned on the Starlight from Portland to Sacramento on one of the Saturdays in January. Hoping there is in fact a PPC since I booked a sleeper specifically for the car.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:49 PM

Let’s face it, with all the drinking in the ppc, it is going to have to go through withdrawals.
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:33 PM

Lets face it, with all the drinking in the ppc, it is going to have to go through withdrawals.


I hear you there. On my trip on the #11 in early October, the PPC on the Saturday night I was aboard was hopping like a neighborhood pub. Lots of fun! And nobody had to worry about "friends driving drunk." 😗😁😁
And it closed earlier!

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:52 AM

Whew!! Lucked out on the timing of my upcoming trip. Traveling on the coast starlight in between christmas and new years ... glad Ill still have the PPC! 


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Posted 25 December 2017 - 11:42 PM

Well, just boarded train 14 and it looks like they removed the PPC early.... theres an east coast diner/lounge in its place :(

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:10 AM

It's just as likely (possibly even more probable) that it was bad-ordered.


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 03:03 AM

It's just as likely (possibly even more probable) that it was bad-ordered.


The dining car attendant claimed the PPC was gone for the season, but I (and also my car attendant) think youre right.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:56 PM

Well, just boarded train 14 and it looks like they removed the PPC early.... theres an east coast diner/lounge in its place :(

 

Hum, I wonder if that means we will have the same replacement on Friday.   We will be OK as long as there is a lounge of some sort in place of the PPC (as I'm assuming these trains are pretty packed right now).   We have been lucky to have the PPC on every trip so far so I wouldn't be surprised if our luck finally ran out, LOL.    I'm just going to be really bummed if we don't have a PPC or a replacement as that roomette shared with my son will get really small, really fast ;)



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:27 AM

I'm not sure when Amtrak posted this, but I usually check the alerts page fairly often so I believe this was recent: https://www.amtrak.c...ly-removed.html

 

Pacific Parlour car has been removed from the Coast Starlight for maintenance. This change will be in effect beginning Monday, Jan. 8 through Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

 

The Pacific Parlour car will remain on Train 14, departing Los Angeles on Thursdays and Fridays and Train 11, departing Seattle on Saturdays and Sundays. The Dining car and Sightseer Lounge car will continue to be available for passengers on all trains.

 

This work will allow Amtrak’s Mechanical team to perform maintenance on each car to increase its reliability during the peak travel periods. Each car has been evaluated for specific items that need to be addressed to increase the customers’ enjoyment of the cars when they return in March.

Has the PPC only been gone since January 8th, or before that?


Amtrak travel so far: only 11,218 miles: Springfield Shuttle (13), Northeast Regional (28), Acela (1), Lake Shore Limited (2), Pennsylvanian (2), Capitol Limited (1)

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:54 PM

I'm not sure when Amtrak posted this, but I usually check the alerts page fairly often so I believe this was recent: https://www.amtrak.c...ly-removed.html

Has the PPC only been gone since January 8th, or before that?

 

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I was just talking about this song in the chat room. I'd keep an eye on the website for updates but in case you missed them, here:

 

 


Edited by Thirdrail7, 16 January 2018 - 06:16 PM.

They say laughter is the best medicine. Obviously they never posted on AU.





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