Viewliner II Part 2: Dining Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

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  1. Mar 15, 2019 #2326

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    [​IMG][/QUOTE] I do feel that the Viewliner is a good looking car and it does look good in Phase III.
     
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  2. Mar 15, 2019 #2327

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    Click edit, then "More Options", and then just hit the delete button to the right of the image.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2019 #2328

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    Madison & Richmond are up to some shenanigans in Chicago. Pacific Bend is headed that way too.
     
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    Probably to modify them into Sleeper-Lounges which will eliminate the beds and bathrooms to "make them more contemporary" by adding cots and porta-potties.
    :)
     
  5. Jun 15, 2019 #2330

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    Looking 3 tracks over from my Wolverine I can see that #68001 is deadheading on the Cardinal tonight.

    Peter
     
  6. Jun 16, 2019 #2331

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    Can you clarify that? Of 25 sleepers, only 11 in active use?
     
  7. Jun 16, 2019 #2332

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    Those are diners, not sleepers. ;)

    12 in use
    6 as B/O (bad ordered)
    2 went to Chicago (perhaps for training the Cardinal crew??)
    1 is scheduled
    1 is protect
    3 are Warranty (whatever that means)
     
  8. Jun 16, 2019 #2333

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    Warranty usually means manufacturer is on the hook for repair. So Amtrak must have found a defect pretty quick in those units.
     
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    Is that a normal bad order rate? To my layman's eyes that appears high, but I realize that these thing see many more miles than a automobile does. I imagine certain things are considered wear items, just as on my Ford, I have a bumper to bumper warranty, but certain things are wear items and excluded (wiper blades, tires, brakes, ball joints, tie rod ends, swaybar link ends, filters, etc.) I don't know what these would be on a railcar. A guess: HVAC filters, brakes and brake shoes, air hoses, door seals, truck springs? Brake valves as well?
     
  10. Jun 18, 2019 #2335

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    Keep in mind that these are food service cars and there are a lot more items that can have issues than a baggage car or coach. Something such as a coffee maker can shop a car.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2019 at 4:28 PM #2336

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    No, it's not a normal bad order rate. Amtrak can't figure out what to do with these cars.
     
  12. Jun 22, 2019 at 3:30 PM #2337

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    Didn't they do a punch list/walkthrough kind of acceptance test when they took delivery? It does sound like a high rate of problems.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2019 at 5:32 PM #2338

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    With a microscope, ultrasound, dyes, X-Rays, and 3D scans probably...


    However if your flooded with a bunch of extra cars, your focus is getting the cars that you don’t have a spares back on the road. Why send use limited mechanical forces to fix a dinner at night, when you have so many cars sitting around?
     

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