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Posted 11 April 2018 - 05:15 AM

VIA has now awarded another contract to upgrade 25 more cars from the BUDD fleet and this is in addition to the 17 cars announced last week + the entirely new corridor fleet also recently announced.

"25 train cars intended for use on the long-haul train, the Canadian. Built in the 1950s, these cars will be completely refurbished and transformed to better meet our clients present and future needs"


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:23 AM

Good news.


Will be interesting to see which cars are being upgraded; coach cars, Skyline cars, diners or sleepers.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:36 PM

My bet is that it's sleepers.  To expand on that bet, I suspect it'll be a rebuild of the Chateau sleepers (which mostly sit idle) since converting those into something like 11 bedroom sleepers would probably be a productive use of capital.

Amtrak mileage to date: Somewhere between 120,000 and 150,000 miles...I /really/ need to run all of my trips through a calculator sometime.

...and no, I am not /that/ Anderson...;-)

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