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

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  1. Jul 18, 2018 #51

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    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?
     
  2. Jul 18, 2018 #52

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    20/20? Where'd you see that that's the date of delivery?
     
  3. Jul 18, 2018 #53

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    Personal guess not based on any facts. On the other hand, pessimism regarding Viewliner II production has generally been rewarded.
     
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    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.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2018 #55

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    Thanks. So it's this week but I guess we don't know the date yet.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2018 #56

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    If I got it right, it leaves on 67 tonight. Will hang out in DC tomorrow. Then hop on 97 on Friday.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2018 #57

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    Thanks.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2018 #58

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    You don’t wanna be up for 67 to go by Newark a little after 5am?
     
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    Nope, but I am considering catching 67 on my way to the Gathering. Figure that one out. [​IMG]
     
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    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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    He's referring to Newark, DE. And he's a bit off since 67 leaves WIL at 5:22. So, more likely whiz by Newark around 5:30-5:45.
     
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    Yeah but the rod that goes across the opening restricts the size of the luggage you can put up there and makes it difficult to access it. I wish they came up with a better solution.
     
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    My bad, I should have realized that. I've actually taken both 66 and 67 and instead of trying to be funny I should have thought first and typed second.
     
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    Join the others who give DE no respect. [​IMG]
     
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    My goodness. Is this what happens when I'm actually direct?

     
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    I've been on 66 way to many times from PHL to BOS.
     
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    Delaware, no respect???

    Why....I spent a week there, one night.... [​IMG]
     
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    I have a cousin who worked for Gore for many years. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.......
     
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    That's "an inconvenient truth". [​IMG]
     
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    Ouch....
     
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    Huh?
     
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    TR7 - Not going to quote the giant post to reply to one line.

    I would love to see any type of sleeper back on 67/66, but it's certainly not pure profit. Boston has no one that is trained in the sleepers who can go back to working them, without giving up their LSA seniority, due to the contact. So unless we'd have WAS or NYP crew it and do a crew change at their respective crew base, we'd have hirings to be done in Boston, then the expense of crewing the car. At least now we already know what "meals" could be easily provided to the cafe to feed the sleeper.

    Anyway, I had talked to a higher up manager on the corridor "MD" who at the time said they were interested in getting a sleeper back on 67 at some point, once the sleepers came in.
     
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    Why not staff the 66/67 Sleeper out of NY or WAS Triley? No need to use New Hire Boston Crew for one car right?
     
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    Because the SCA would have to either deadhead or switch at NYP or WAS. 66/67 goes all the way to Newport News, so you'd either have to switch crews at an existing base, deadhead staff, go without a SCA for a portion of the route (if that's even allowed) or hire new staff to start at one of the endpoints.
     
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