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#21 Just-Thinking-51

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:44 PM

I see those old time train cars every weekday on my metra ride to and from downtown Chicago (metra tracks are on far side of the field).   Are those cars all owned by Amtrak?  How are they reserved?


No private rail cars.

American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners (AAPRCO). Is the trade group.

Google private rail cars will list several dealers.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:49 PM

I see those old time train cars every weekday on my metra ride to and from downtown Chicago (metra tracks are on far side of the field).   Are those cars all owned by Amtrak?  How are they reserved?

The ones in the picture above, are formerly railroad owned cars that are now privately owned....see  www.aaprco.com for more info...


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:26 AM

There was a significant presence of AAPRCO members, including the President, at Rail Nation. I had the pleasure of sitting next to the President at the dinner, and had a very interesting conversation. Several of them came in their cars, which were parked in the 14th St. Yard.


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