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#21 Acela150

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:48 PM

With that many seats and berths on the Meteor, did they have issues with the Diner or Cafe running out of supplies?


It’s easy to adjust the amount of food.


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:18 PM

 

With that many seats and berths on the Meteor, did they have issues with the Diner or Cafe running out of supplies?


It’s easy to adjust the amount of food.

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Yes, but whenever the subject of adding a sleeper comes up, the question of dining car capacity always follows.  I assume the concern is with the time it takes to serve everyone, not the amount of food available.

 

I'm curious about this because I took the SW Chief round trip from Ft. Madison to Lamy bracketing thanksgiving.  It had an extra sleeper (3 + transition) and two extra coaches (4) both ways.  West bound one half of the diner was closed with the lights out, but with the usual complement of LSA and two servers..  East bound both sides were open; but neither was anywhere near full.  Only a LSA (also waiting tables) and one server were on duty.

 

In both directions I thought the service level was above average.  By service level I mean the time for food to arrive and the number of requests ignored or forgotten).

 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:51 PM

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:27 PM

we ran northbound with 4 sleepers (all in use) on Nov 27th.






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