Posted Yesterday, 05:58 PM
I was on 30 today (1/15) in car 3002. Was on old refurbed SL1. No baggage or transdorm.
Big Iron, how was your ride on 30. Was 3002 right behind the engines? Other than the horn did you hear any other engine noise?
I have to be honest, it was LOUD. Not only the horn but the sound and vibration from the locomotives. I was in bedroom B with the bedroom end closest to the locomotives so there was not much of a buffer. I was worried about the smell of diesel fumes with no transdorm but there was a hatch that covered the door. I did get a whiff every now and then but it was not annoying or overwhelming.
I may start another thread asking this question, do SL2's ride better than SL1's. I had the same exact consist on 29 and 30. I was in a SL2 on 29 which was the second car back, and a SL1 on 30, the first car back. The ride on the SL2 was noticeably better, much smoother/quieter. I know there are many variables but wonder if there is either anecdotal or factual information on the difference in ride quality between the two??
Trains Ridden: Broadway Limited (3), Capitol Limited (10), Cardinal (James Whitcomb Riley) (4) , Lake Shore Ltd. (4), Silver Star (5), Night Owl (3), Montrealer (2), Illinois Zephyr (10), Palmetto (2)