Posted 10 October 2018 - 01:42 PM
Too bad about "Booths" replacing the individual Chairs in the Diners, but as with all things now-a-days, the Lawyers and the "Nervous Nellie" Safety Crowd Rules.
How were they ever even allowed to have individual chairs on a train? I get that it's Canada, and that having actual chairs must be nice, but that still always struck me as a pretty bad idea.
Almost all diners had individual seats, the Budd diners for the Canadian were the norm, and were, in fact, pretty much built to the California Zephyr plans and were identical in interior layout to the CZ's.
The requirement to have fixed seating came in after Amtrak in the US, and the diners were retrofitted. It apparently still wasn't a requirement in Canada in 1992 when Via's Budd cars went through an extensive refurbishment when they were HEP'd, as they kept their chairs then.
Edited by zephyr17, 10 October 2018 - 01:43 PM.
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