Viewliner II Part 4: Sleeping Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

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  1. Feb 21, 2019 #101

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    Making information available twice causes no real harm you know? :p
     
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    JIS' list includes the renamed VLI .....by the time all the VL2 are all in service some of the rivers may have run dry.....some folks may not have followed the link you posted because it says VL2 in the title, and that list is already visible in the post....
     
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    Remember that point next time I say something you’ve already said. ;)
     
  4. Feb 21, 2019 #104

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    Of course I won't, and I will duly castigate you :p

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  5. Feb 22, 2019 #105

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    Well done, Fleet Three!! Thank you!! :)
     
  6. Feb 22, 2019 #106

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    I guess I will be the first to respond cannonbal! Unless physics/math was a major, most people on this site would not understand what you are saying and quite naturally would not respond. I personally wondered about these things back in 1976 when I hired out as a brakeman in Buffalo on Conrail after my discharge from the US Army. I was attached to a combat engineer unit and had a license to operate a ton of heavy equipment and nothing scared me until I made my first trip on the head end of a TV train out of Frontier Yard to Collinwood Yard.. I panicked (other crew never knew) every time I saw an approaching train on a curve because the headlight would shine directly on the rails we were on and I thought we were on the same track.. I eventually got over that and I started wondering how in the heck these monster locomotives could go around a curve on top of wood ties and missing spikes and not come off the rails. That's when I became a true railroader I think. I looked at train axles and realized that they had angles that made sense. I understood what flanges were for, I understood why rails had those rounded edges.and I realized that I was hooked!
     
  7. Feb 26, 2019 #107

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    Personally I'm disappointed there's no Housatonic River on the list. I'd suggest it's a larger, more known river than some of those shown.

    The obvious solution is to exercise the 70 car option so more sleepers can be delivered and they can name more rivers.
     
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    Nice as it would be to have the extra equipment, I suspect we are a bit too far downstream for that to happen.
     
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    I think he was joking.
     
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    So was I (or did you miss the pun?). <_<
     
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    He was just going with the flow.

    Seriously, I was partly joking, but yes, I do think Amtrak SHOULD take advantage of the option, but I don't expect them too, especially under this administration.
     
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    Even if they did, it would probably be in the latter half of this century that they will finally arrive. :lol:
     
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    You guys are really getting carried away with these puns.
     
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    I'm just trying to keep current on the progress of the cars.
     
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    Truth!

    Actually... at this rate, if the option is still available, they'll be in place to exercise it right after the 2020 elections. That could be convenient :)
     
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    E826761B-BC2D-4D4A-8593-F7B1CD7DB3E7.jpeg While passing through the yard in Hialeah (on train 97), I’m pretty sure saw the Rapidan River sleeper hanging out.
     
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    Rapidan River has moved to New York for training and familiarization.
     
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    That's hopeful. :)
     
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    Rapidan River, 62502, is headed back to Florida on 97(03).
     
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    That explains my double take when I saw it go by tonight heading into WIL. Had I known 97 was running 40 mins late I would have been prepared to get a pic or video of it even though I did not know the new sleeper was on it.

    Was it in revenue service? I thought I only counted four viewliners. And I don't think there was sleeper behind the baggage car, but I could be mistaken as there were trees and bushes blocking some of my view.
     
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    It was deadheading.
     
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    Rapidan River was behind the engines. I was able to get a quick photo as it passed me on the platform. I was unable to walk up to the car and get a better shot. It seemed like hundreds of passengers were detraining from coach in Orlando.
     
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    Ah, I missed it on the front of the train. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    Possible break in mileage ?
     

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