Posted Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Some are speculating that the Renssalaer maintenance facility might be able to fix it. We might know shortly.
Have you heard how long it may take if, in fact, that facility may be able to fix it?
Unfortunately, I do not. Sorry. Amtrak certainly hasn't rushed to make an announcement on it [so: what else is new?], which might be signaling an early --but hopefully not permanent--demise of the car's operation.
I have a reservation on Friday and just phoned and spoke to an AGR agent as asked about the car after telling him what I read on Facebook. The agent put me on hold and checked something then came back and informed me that he could not find anything about the damage and removal from the consist on train 68 on Friday. The agent told me that not everything on Facebook is accurate (lol), but the photo looked pretty authentic to me. I likely will cancel my trip since I do not want to ride the Adirondack on Friday without the dome.
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