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#21 cpotisch

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:50 AM

 

 

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The first two entries now has a poster.

How'd it go?

One person from NYP-ALB. No one on the second. Paid for a few days food.

Hm. Were you hoping for more people than that?


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:06 PM

I was hoping for a sell out.
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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:14 PM

I was hoping for a sell out.

Sorry man. Do you plan on running them again anytime soon?


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:17 PM

I'm on the car right now on the Joliet rocket. We're sold out the next two weekends to Montreal.
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Posted 16 September 2018 - 01:23 PM

Just favorited this post. I’ll keep an eye out for future trips. Once did a positioning move on the caritas from Chicago to nyp back in the 90s.

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 10:14 PM

Just favorited this post. I’ll keep an eye out for future trips. Once did a positioning move on the caritas from Chicago to nyp back in the 90s.

Thanks to the generosity of Clark Johnson, then owner;   myself and some friends got the opportunity to ride the Caritas from Limon to Denver in the '80's.   A short, but sweet ride over rare mileage... :cool:


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:17 AM

Car: Hollywood Beach
9/24: STL-CHI train No. 304
9/25: CHI-DEN Train No. 5
9/29: DEN-CHI Train No. 6
10/1: CHI-STL Train not specified
Cost:$2,500 for all legs
Reservations: onecniccat@prodigy.net
Food: Included

Note: The current Amtrak ticket price for this route is $999 in business and sleeper. This also includes all nights on the car in Denver so not a bad deal.

 

Looked like Hollywood Beach was on the end of Amtrak #5(25) running a couple hours late last night at Agency, Iowa.

 



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Posted 26 September 2018 - 01:59 PM

Hollywood Beach is a beautiful car on the inside. I could definitely recommend anyone to charter it. I don't know the new owner but it's a remarkable car. It's not one of a kind however.

The Seaboard received three Sun Lounge cars for the Silver Meteor. One was scrapped after a fire gutted it by Amtrak. The other one I believe Palm Beach was the name survived and was last seen at Gateway Railcar a decade ago. Hollywood is now stored at Gateway between runs.
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 02:51 PM

Hollywood Beach is a beautiful car on the inside. I could definitely recommend anyone to charter it. I don't know the new owner but it's a remarkable car. It's not one of a kind however.

The Seaboard received three Sun Lounge cars for the Silver Meteor. One was scrapped after a fire gutted it by Amtrak. The other one I believe Palm Beach was the name survived and was last seen at Gateway Railcar a decade ago. Hollywood is now stored at Gateway between runs.

This is the car we're talking about, right?

 

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 03:46 PM

Yes
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 04:46 PM

I used to drool over that car, whenever my family sent Grandpa off to Florida for the winter, in the mid-fifties, from Pennsylvania Station, New York.  I can still 'sense it', in my mind's eye, gleaming on the platform, with steam wafting up around it.... :)


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 04:50 PM

Hollywood Beach is continuing its journey now heading east on Amtrak #6(28).

 


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 07:07 PM

I used to drool over that car, whenever my family sent Grandpa off to Florida for the winter, in the mid-fifties, from Pennsylvania Station, New York.  I can still 'sense it', in my mind's eye, gleaming on the platform, with steam wafting up around it.... :)


If you want to ride it I can keep my eyes pealed for it. Opportunities arise on a regular basis.
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