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#241 KnightRail

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 04:22 PM

Furthermore, even if the Lake Shore, Silver Star and Cardinal all get diners, AND the cardinal becomes daily, there will still be a fairly substantial spare factor, without keeping any Heritage cars active. 


Exactly. 25 new diners plus 8400 makes 26 which is more than sufficient. There is no need to hoard old worn out heritage equipment. It's time to let it go.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 05:59 PM

4 (Crescent) + 4 (Star) + 4 (Meteor) + 3 (LSL) + 4 (Cardinal according to some!) = 19

+ 20% shop count of 4 = 23

+ 1 protect each in Miami, New Orleans, Chicago + 2 protect in NY == 28

 

26 is not sufficient for expansion  It's not even the number you want for the existing trains, really.

 

If the daily Cardinal only takes 3 and you only have 1 protect in NY you have exactly enough. 

 

Anything further (such as the suggested branch of the Crescent to Fort Worth)  is stealing from another train (most likely the Star, which may never get its dining car back).

 

The Heritage cars are beyond unmaintainable at this point and must be retired.  But I do think that 26 dining cars isn't enough; Amtrak needs to get a few extras in case of wrecks, at least.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:12 PM

 

+ 1 protect each in Miami, New Orleans, Chicago + 2 protect in NY == 28

 

If Amtrak doesn't maintain 'protect' cars with Heritage equipment old enough to draw Social Security - and they do not - they certainly shouldn't need to with new Viewliner dining cars. 



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Posted Yesterday, 11:55 AM

from reliable source: Should be an Amtrak special going to Elmira from Albany on Monday April 24th to pick up some new Diners. Amtrak Crew onduty at 7am in Albany. Power should be the 514 going south, a coach, and a P42 on the north end. All subject to change of course.



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Posted Yesterday, 02:54 PM

from reliable source: Should be an Amtrak special going to Elmira from Albany on Monday April 24th to pick up some new Diners. Amtrak Crew onduty at 7am in Albany. Power should be the 514 going south, a coach, and a P42 on the north end. All subject to change of course.

Hopefully this isn't Fake News,aka Trump World's "Alternate Reality".

If so it's Great News!😎

Once the testing is done, we'll have long threads here discussing which Trains will get the Diners first!😉
 
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Posted Yesterday, 04:39 PM

I guess there's no chance of the Star getting its diners back by the middle of next month for my upcoming trip. Oh well! :wacko:



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Posted Today, 12:04 PM

According to posts on trainorders, Friday CAF will serve up Two Diners,68002 (Atlanta) and 68003 (Agusta).😎

Hopefully the testing will go well, and many more will be rolling out of the Factory!

Edited by Bob Dylan, Today, 12:04 PM.

 
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