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#21 Lonestar648

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:55 PM

The "Boy Scout" traffic which will now be "SCOUTS" is barely 10-12 weeks out of 52.  Most of those attending Philmont arrive other than by the train which is different from the Santa Fe days when several school buses from the ranch would load and unload with each train's arrival.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:23 PM

 

Guess during the off season no Coach Passengers get access to the Diner if there isn't enough room for all the sleeper passengers.  Hard working crew, what are they doing, two seating's for dinner.

TA-C duties (Train Attendant - Coach) include coach passenger at seat service of dining car meals.

 

I wonder how many able bodied coach customers ever knew about this prior to the "just for you" at-seat dining service.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:40 PM

No more just for you at seat dining at least on my last couple trips including last week.

On another note talking about the diner gone was the popular $11 dinner to go meal for coach passengers theyve had the past few years. (entree, side, cookie and bottle of water) brought to your seat.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:33 AM

 

 

Guess during the off season no Coach Passengers get access to the Diner if there isn't enough room for all the sleeper passengers.  Hard working crew, what are they doing, two seating's for dinner.

TA-C duties (Train Attendant - Coach) include coach passenger at seat service of dining car meals.

 

I wonder how many able bodied coach customers ever knew about this prior to the "just for you" at-seat dining service.

 

My guess would be very, very few, if any on any given LD train.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:52 AM

No more just for you at seat dining at least on my last couple trips including last week.

On another note talking about the diner gone was the popular $11 dinner to go meal for coach passengers theyve had the past few years. (entree, side, cookie and bottle of water) brought to your seat.

I don't think they ever had that on the LSL or CL...


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:29 PM

They really are being mismanaged.  Also, should have rerouted through Amarillo several years ago; that Boy Scout traffic is not reliable.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 05:13 PM

 

Especially with no Boy Scouts on #4/5 until July I would be very surprised. They had a fire down there that shut down a lot of the camp. 

The fire that shut down the camps...I would guess that it was the fire near Durango known as the 416 fire. DRGW FB Fanpage is talking about it.

 

The Ute Park Fire in northern New Mexico is the one that burned some of the northern portion of Philmont Scout Ranch.  The Ute Park Fire is now 95% contained and winding down.  Philmont has suspended their Training Center programs until June 24th, and their backcountry programs until July 14th. 

NM is expected to get rain tomorrow from the remnants of hurricane Bud coming in from off western Mexico and the Baja peninsula; these rains could cause flash floods in new burn scars, so Philmont could be in jeopardy from those also.   m--






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