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

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  1. Jul 21, 2018 #101

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    Either way, by contract, they'd be adding a hotel room in Boston, something we know they're trying to cut back on.
    I'm assuming that an SCA would turn with the equipment in NPN, making it more cost effective long term to use someone from Boston. I mean...it wasn't all that long ago they tried to suggest the LSA turn and come back...
     
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    I don't know the contractual terms regarding layovers, etc...I just assumed that if an attendant can work a west coast turn with just one layover, and no full day off between, that they could do what I proposed. I did not take into account what would happen if a train was running late, jeopardizing the connection.

    Thanks for your answer...and I agree, the best scenario would be to have a Boston based attendant. Perhaps they could base one line of the Lake Shore at Boston, as well, to make a better use of having a Boston crew base?
     
  3. Jul 26, 2018 #103

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    The bag dorm is supposed to dh on 448(24) with Concorde to BOS.
     
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    Both are well on their way to Boston, confirmed by vision, audition, olfaction, and somatosensation. If there was food to cook, gustation may have also been possible.
     
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    If that's the diner named after the capital of New Hampshire, it is "Concord". One the other hand, I saw a pair of 737 fuselages on a siding from the EB in northern Washington a couple of years ago. That was very impressive, a Concorde would be astounding! [​IMG]
     
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    Just spotted 97 at WAS with a Diesel in tow behind a ACS-64 and the usual consist. So for no sighting of the bag-dorm.
     
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    One day too early. Sunday out of Washington, Monday through Florida.
     
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    It’ll be added in DC. And I believe that the diners and Bag Dorms were supposed to be moved to DC together which they weren’t. The diners were on the back of 161 today. Which is due into WAS around 530pm. So it’s possible they made it onto 97.
     
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    As mentioned in the Diner conversation, I did spot Springfield and Tallahassee last night at WAS being pulled back to Ivy City late last night. So you're right about those two probably heading out of WAS today (Sunday 7/29) Didn't see the Bag-Dorm with them though. It did look like an additional deadhead Diner might have been added to the front of 97 (28) but I couldn't see the engine switch from where I was.

    They (the diners) did not make it on the back of 97 yesterday. Will try and keep an eye out for the Bag-Dorm this evening if anyone has intel on that movement.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2018 #110

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    Thanks.
     
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    I saw the diners and the bag-dorm on 97 last night about 9:30 on the Ashland cam. Should be in Hialeah this evening, CSX willing.
     
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    I guess I will have to carefully time my ride on first day of service on SunRail South, so as to meet 97 at Orlando, Kissimmee or Poinciana. [​IMG]
     
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    Of course, the one day I'm not home around the time 97 leaves is the day the bag-dorm comes through. [​IMG]
     
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    Bag Dorm layout

    74B1BBB5-E865-405C-8CA8-802E4689B2D0.jpeg
     
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    What’s the source of that photo layout? It could be an older one.
     
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    Seeing there's 9 roomettes on the BD cars, the lounge car attendant and lone 'contemporary choice' first class lounge car attendant will have the place to themselves!!!
     
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    So an opportunity to sell some more revenue rooms, eh? [​IMG]
     
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    Don't forget the SCA and CA.

    9 rooms is still a lot, which is why I suggested utilizing them on 65/66/67 as a test bed for sleeper service. Sell 8 of the rooms and see how it goes.
     
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    There's a record player, located at each end of the dorm/baggage car ? [​IMG]
     
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    only for those of us who either still have one, or at least remember what they look like......
     
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    Vinyl records are making a comeback, I understand.
     
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    I have an active high quality one - part of my A/V setup. I also have a large collection of classic LPs and even a few 12” 78s!
     
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    My mother has an antique 100-year-old Victrola which she bought from, I believe, a real estate client. It came with a full selection of 78 RPM records...several of which are single sided (the flip side simply has the company logo or is blank).

    She has asked me if I want it after she's gone. Oh yes!
     
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    Back on topic what is that pic-gram suppose to mean?
     
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