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How many consist sets does the Capital Limited currently have? A few months ago I saw what appears to be a complete Superliner train at Washington DC around 6:30 PM in the Ivy City yard. I thought there was a service disruption then but I checked and the Capital Limited already departed that day. I've been through DC before and since but that one time was the only time I saw that extra Superliner set- that could indeed be a fourth set to the Capital Limited, even though the listing earlier in this topic says there are only 3 sets.

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How many consist sets does the Capital Limited currently have? A few months ago I saw what appears to be a complete Superliner train at Washington DC around 6:30 PM in the Ivy City yard. I thought there was a service disruption then but I checked and the Capital Limited already departed that day. I've been through DC before and since but that one time was the only time I saw that extra Superliner set- that could indeed be a fourth set to the Capital Limited, even though the listing earlier in this topic says there are only 3 sets.

 

 

That may have been the time the Cardinal ran with a Superliner set and terminated/turned in WAS.

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I will no longer be maintaing this page (6/13/2014).

 

 

 

As far as I am aware, these are the current line numbers/equipment requirements. Use the information however you like, but please keep in mind that train consists change, and there is no guarantee that any individual train will match what is listed below.

 

Subject to change over the next few hours/days/weeks/months/years. All contributions and corrections welcome.

19/20

Crescent

4 sets

HIA pool

1943|2043 —— Amfleet II Coach

1942|2042 —— Amfleet II Coach

1941|2041 —— Amfleet II Coach

1940|2040 —— Amfleet II Coach

----|---- —— Amfleet II Lounge

----|---- —— Heritage Diner

1910|2010 —— Viewliner Sleeper

1911|2011 —— Viewliner Sleeper

----|---- —— Heritage Baggage

 

 

 

Revised to read:

 

19/20 Crescent

 

Electric Locomotive NYP-WAS

Diesel Locomotive WAS-NOL

Diesel Locomotive WAS-NOL

-----I------ -------LDSL Baggage Car

1911/2011----- Viewliner Sleeper

1910/2010---- Viewliner Sleeper

------l------ ------Heritage Diner

1978/2078------Business Class

------I------ ------Lounge

1940/2040------Amfleet II Coach

1941/2041------Amfleet II Coach

1942/2042------Amfleet II Coach

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Why are they moving business class/quiet cars to the back?

 

Also, do they have enough business class cars to use on the long-distance trains?

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Why are they moving business class/quiet cars to the back?

 

 

To facilitate operations at various facilities.

 

 

 

Also, do they have enough business class cars to use on the long-distance trains?

 

Probably not.

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I will no longer be maintaing this page (6/13/2014).

 

 

 

As far as I am aware, these are the current line numbers/equipment requirements. Use the information however you like, but please keep in mind that train consists change, and there is no guarantee that any individual train will match what is listed below.

 

Subject to change over the next few hours/days/weeks/months/years. All contributions and corrections welcome.

19/20

Crescent

4 sets

HIA pool

1943|2043 —— Amfleet II Coach

1942|2042 —— Amfleet II Coach

1941|2041 —— Amfleet II Coach

1940|2040 —— Amfleet II Coach

----|---- —— Amfleet II Lounge

----|---- —— Heritage Diner

1910|2010 —— Viewliner Sleeper

1911|2011 —— Viewliner Sleeper

----|---- —— Heritage Baggage

 

 

 

Revised to read:

 

19/20 Crescent

 

Electric Locomotive NYP-WAS

Diesel Locomotive WAS-NOL

Diesel Locomotive WAS-NOL

-----I------ -------LDSL Baggage Car

1911/2011----- Viewliner Sleeper

1910/2010---- Viewliner Sleeper

------l------ ------Heritage Diner

1978/2078------Business Class

------I------ ------Lounge

1940/2040------Amfleet II Coach

1941/2041------Amfleet II Coach

1942/2042------Amfleet II Coach

 

 

There is another amendment to the consist. Effective 5/15, the consist for the Crescent will be as follows until further notice:

 

 

19/20 Crescent

 

Electric Locomotive NYP-WAS

Diesel Locomotive WAS-NOL

Diesel Locomotive WAS-NOL

-----I------ -------LDSL Baggage Car

1978/2078------Business Class

1911/2011----- Viewliner Sleeper

1910/2010---- Viewliner Sleeper

------l------ ------Heritage Diner

------I------ ------Lounge

1940/2040------Amfleet II Coach

1941/2041------Amfleet II Coach

1942/2042------Amfleet II Coach

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It did for a run or two. I think it was when a bridge was out, and when they resumed service there wasn't a Cardinal equipment set in CHI to resume service, so they used Superliners to WAS until the equipment situation sorted itself out. Maybe a year or so ago at this point.

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Per post #7 here: http://discuss.amtraktrains.com/index.php?/topic/69416-sights-photo-ops-slte-maricopa-alpine/

 

Sunset Limited (#1 & 2)/Texas Eagle(#421 & 422)

SAS -LAX-SAS

• P-42s(2)

• Baggage

• Transition sleeper

• #1&2 Sleeper

• Diner

• Sightseer Lounge

#1&2 Coach

• #1&2 Coach

• #421&422 Coach

• #421&422 Sleeper

Edited by KmH

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5/6


California Zephyr


6 sets


CHI pool



Mid-Spring, Summer, Fall



----|---- ——


Baggage


0540|0640 —— Superliner Dorm/Sleeper


0510|0610 —— Superliner Coach *


0511|0611 —— Superliner Coach


0512|0612 —— Superliner Coach (seasonal)


----|---- —— Superliner Lounge


----|---- —— Superliner Diner


0531|0631 —— Superliner Sleeper


0532|0632 —— Superliner Sleeper


0530|0630 —— Superliner Sleeper (seasonal)



* One of the coaches is often a baggage coach.



5/6


California Zephyr


6 sets


CHI pool



Mid-January to early-spring (exact start/end dates vary)



----|---- —— Baggage


0540|0640 —— Superliner Dorm/Sleeper


0531|0631 —— Superliner Sleeper


0532|0632 —— Superliner Sleeper


----|---- —— Superliner Diner


----|---- —— Superliner Lounge


0510|0610 —— Superliner Coach *


0511|0611 —— Superliner Coach


0512|0612 —— Superliner Coach (seasonal)








* One of the coaches is often a baggage coach.


Edited by KmH

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KmH, on 11 January 2017 - 04:01 PM said-

5/6

California Zephyr

6 sets

CHI pool

Mid-January to early-spring (exact start/end dates vary)

----|---- —— Baggage

0540|0640 —— Superliner Dorm/Sleeper

0531|0631 —— Superliner Sleeper

0532|0632 —— Superliner Sleeper

----|---- —— Superliner Diner

----|---- —— Superliner Lounge

0510|0610 —— Superliner Coach *

0511|0611 —— Superliner Coach

0512|0612 —— Superliner Coach (seasonal)

* One of the coaches is often a baggage coach.

 

Spot-on. Looks like CZ winter change began last week 10-11 Jan 2017, per Galesburg & Truckee Railcams. Seven-car consist now,

Sleepers on head end.

Edited by The Chief

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