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Viewliner II Part 3: Bag/Dorm Car Production, Delivery, Speculation


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#41 AmtrakBlue

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:53 PM

 

They have the same modules.

So in that case, no reason why some couldn't be sold as revenue space, just as they are in the Superliner trans-dorms....
Trans-dorms have way more roomettes than the bag-dorms, so they have plenty of space to sell to passengers. The bag-dorm has eight roomettes, and once you put crew in there, it just might not be worth it to sell revenue space. Let's say there are seven crew members on a given LD train. Would it really be worth it to sell one room in the bag-dorm? With such limited capacity, it just often wouldn't be practical to bother putting revenue passengers in there.
I think it would be worth REVENUE.
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 04:59 PM

The RailPlan (company that builds the modules) website shows quite a few of them on the warehouse floor packed for shipment and that is an old picture.They are the largest supplier to CAF for this project. I don't know present stauts, but obviously, if they were built, they would want to get paid. I have not looked at their financials, a major deferral of delivery would have to have been noted. I believe it is a privately held company, so it is not as easy to see numbers as with a publicly traded company.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:08 PM

The RailPlan (company that builds the modules) website shows quite a few of them on the warehouse floor packed for shipment and that is an old picture.They are the largest supplier to CAF for this project. I don't know present stauts, but obviously, if they were built, they would want to get paid. I have not looked at their financials, a major deferral of delivery would have to have been noted. I believe it is a privately held company, so it is not as easy to see numbers as with a publicly traded company.

Thanks for posting that...I had no knowledge of this company until I read your post....

 

http://www.railplan....ewliner-ii.html

 

https://www.caf.net/...talle.php?p=189


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

The RailPlan (company that builds the modules) website shows quite a few of them on the warehouse floor packed for shipment and that is an old picture.They are the largest supplier to CAF for this project. I don't know present stauts, but obviously, if they were built, they would want to get paid. I have not looked at their financials, a major deferral of delivery would have to have been noted. I believe it is a privately held company, so it is not as easy to see numbers as with a publicly traded company.

Thanks for posting that...I had no knowledge of this company until I read your post....
 
http://www.railplan....ewliner-ii.html
 
https://www.caf.net/...talle.php?p=189


I see the new, toilet-less, roomettes will still have the storage cubby over the hallway ceiling. :D
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:12 PM

 

 

The RailPlan (company that builds the modules) website shows quite a few of them on the warehouse floor packed for shipment and that is an old picture.They are the largest supplier to CAF for this project. I don't know present stauts, but obviously, if they were built, they would want to get paid. I have not looked at their financials, a major deferral of delivery would have to have been noted. I believe it is a privately held company, so it is not as easy to see numbers as with a publicly traded company.

Thanks for posting that...I had no knowledge of this company until I read your post....
 
http://www.railplan....ewliner-ii.html
 
https://www.caf.net/...talle.php?p=189

 


I see the new, toilet-less, roomettes will still have the storage cubby over the hallway ceiling. :D

 

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:20 PM

I love the storage cubby over the hallway ceiling! :)

 

However, the pictures of the modules do look a bit depressing--just like large storage boxes til they get fitted into the train. (A box in which to enjoy your picnic in a box.... :P)


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:23 PM

I love the storage cubby over the hallway ceiling! :)

I think you might have missed the joke...


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:28 PM

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:49 PM

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?

Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:53 PM

 

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?

Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.

 

 

He might mean eta of the first bag/dorms (aka, bad/dorms  :) ). My guess is a long-running ABC news show.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:53 PM

 

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?

Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.

 

I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:55 PM

 

 

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?

Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.

 

 

He might mean eta of the first bag/dorms (aka, bad/dorms  :) ). My guess is a long-running ABC news show.

 

20/20? Where'd you see that that's the date of delivery?


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 03:59 PM

 

 

 

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?

Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.

 

 

He might mean eta of the first bag/dorms (aka, bad/dorms  :) ). My guess is a long-running ABC news show.

 

20/20? Where'd you see that that's the date of delivery?

 

 

Personal guess not based on any facts.  On the other hand, pessimism regarding Viewliner II production has generally been rewarded.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:08 PM

 

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?

Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
 
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread.
I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:10 PM

 

 

 

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?

Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
 
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread.
I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.

 

Thanks. So it's this week but I guess we don't know the date yet.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:20 PM

 

 

 

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?

Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
 
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread.
I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.
 
Thanks. So it's this week but I guess we don't know the date yet.
If I got it right, it leaves on 67 tonight. Will hang out in DC tomorrow. Then hop on 97 on Friday.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 04:21 PM

Thanks.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:05 PM

 

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?

Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
 
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread.
I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.

You don’t wanna be up for 67 to go by Newark a little after 5am?
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:11 PM

 

 

 

 

Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?

Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
 
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread.
I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.

You don’t wanna be up for 67 to go by Newark a little after 5am?

 

Nope, but I am considering catching 67 on my way to the Gathering.  Figure that one out.  ;)



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:58 PM

On most folks list of "where I'd like to be at 5 AM" I'm betting Newark Penn Station doesn't turn up that often. 


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