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Viewliner II Part 2: Dining Car Production, Delivery, Speculation


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#2001 cocojacoby

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:14 PM

Based on the mockups I've seen, other than the toilet, differences are not huge.

I like the new color scheme.  The tables are much bigger and more functional.  There are more and better placed electrical outlets.

 

I was hoping the removal of the toilets would provide more floor space but I'm not sure that happened.  It's a bit tight for two people to move around.  Even better if the step could be flipped up.



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:18 PM

 

Based on the mockups I've seen, other than the toilet, differences are not huge.

The tables are much bigger and more functional.  There are more and better placed electrical outlets.

I don't think the tables are much bigger, and we're not getting any extra outlets. They've always had two.


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:58 PM

since the toilet lid served as the step up to the upper bunk, or luggage storage the "box structure" still needs to be there. a flip up would be possible, but a more difficult design


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:02 PM

I guess when this happens, we will have to upgrade to a bedroom to get a toilet in the room for the middle of the night necessaries.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:59 AM

I guess when this happens, we will have to upgrade to a bedroom to get a toilet in the room for the middle of the night necessaries.

It certainly is going to widen the gap between roomette and bedroom. Once the V-IIs come along, perhaps the sentiment about Viewliners in the "Bedroom or roomette, if single and the cost is not an issue?" thread might change.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:31 PM

I heard Viewliner I 8400 is in Chicago, will it be used for dining service on regular long distance routes in the future like LSL or Cardinal? 



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Posted Yesterday, 07:37 PM

I heard Viewliner I 8400 is in Chicago, will it be used for dining service on regular long distance routes in the future like LSL or Cardinal? 

I imagine if they need a diner, they'll put it into service. However, if they have enough V-II diners, they might as well use those instead of 8400. Remember that though the Cardinal doesn't use ViewDiners, the LSL does, and it's entirely possible that 8400 will end up on the latter under the current system.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:08 PM

I heard Viewliner I 8400 is in Chicago, will it be used for dining service on regular long distance routes in the future like LSL or Cardinal? 

I spotted the 8400 in Chicago on the back of a train arriving from Carbondale. There were old baggage cars separating the 8400 from the Horizon Fleet coaches, so it’s safe to assume it was not in service.

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Posted Today, 06:46 AM

 

I heard Viewliner I 8400 is in Chicago, will it be used for dining service on regular long distance routes in the future like LSL or Cardinal? 

I spotted the 8400 in Chicago on the back of a train arriving from Carbondale. There were old baggage cars separating the 8400 from the Horizon Fleet coaches, so it’s safe to assume it was not in service.

 

Correct.  It's being used in axle count service.  






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