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Viewliner II - Part 2 - Production and Delivery


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#1381 jis

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Posted Yesterday, 10:02 PM

Maybe they actually move entire consists or big chunks around from train to train to substitute bad ordered equipment in one so that it can be fixed and then put into a consist that departs later. I know this sort of thing happens at Sunnyside for example.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:41 PM

Not sure if it has been mentioned already in this thread, but does Amtrak have any solid plans (or at least a desire) to order any Viewliner II coaches?   If so, how would they be different from the Amfleets?    


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Posted Yesterday, 10:53 PM

No, they don’t.
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Posted Today, 12:51 PM

Not sure if it has been mentioned already in this thread, but does Amtrak have any solid plans (or at least a desire) to order any Viewliner II coaches?   If so, how would they be different from the Amfleets?    

I can't imagine Amtrak ordering V-II coaches. CAF has finished producing the car bodies, so they would have to re-open that production line and design/build the new interiors. Plus, because the V-II order have been such an utter disaster for CAF, I suspect they would fight 'Trak tooth and nail. It would be cool to have the double row of windows in coach, but I can't imagine this coming to fruition.


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Posted Today, 01:26 PM

 

It would be cool to have the double row of windows in coach, but I can't imagine this coming to fruition.

 

I can't imagine how you'd have a double row of windows in a coach and still have overhead luggage racks



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Posted Today, 02:17 PM

 

 

It would be cool to have the double row of windows in coach, but I can't imagine this coming to fruition.

 

I can't imagine how you'd have a double row of windows in a coach and still have overhead luggage racks

 

 

Not all Viewliners have a second row of windows (or even a single row...), nor is it a requirement.  But just for the sake of argument, if passengers can ride next to that window in an upper berth, I'm not sure why my suitcase couldn't in a luggage rack.

 

Unless plans have changed, Amtrak does indeed intend to order replacement (Amfleet II) coaches and lounges.  What form those might take (Viewliner or something else) and from what manufacturer (CAF, Siemens, Alstom, etc.) is little more than speculation at this point.  


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