Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:15 PM
Wait a second, how did they have access to the baggage car? What's the point in having the Trans-Dorm at the back if the cars it connects to are private?
Clearly Amtrak thought it more important to have the people on the company trip access the train than it was to be able to access the baggage car while in motion.
Maybe the Amtrak staff were required to eat standard passenger chow instead of spending money on their own gourmet food service, and service staff?
Or how about needing access to the brake hose at the rear of the train for brake tests, and any potential reverse moves? Speeds things up without having to stop the train and give enough time for the conductor to pass from the rear of the train to the revenue part of the train, both before and after heading to the rear.
That's the reason, I believe...access for the conductor to the rear....
Edited by railiner, 14 June 2018 - 09:16 PM.
okay on the blue!