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

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  1. May 5, 2019 #126

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    What I meant is that the front had passed behind the trees before I realized it was 97. 97 was running 40 mins late so wasn’t expecting to see it during my walk.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2019 #127

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    Is 62502 in service yet? We were watching the SB Silver Meteor go through Ashland maybe a week ago(?), and one of the moderators mentioned that that must be a V2 sleeper as it had the Phase III paint. I hadn't heard anything about 62502 going north again or it entering service. Does Amtrak have any V1's in Phase III? It was too dark to see a car number.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2019 #128

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    There is one VL I sleeper in Phase III paint. That is what you saw.
     
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  4. Jun 18, 2019 #129

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    Thanks! Occam's Razor in action: the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2019 #130

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    I’m in 62043, New River, on 97.
     
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    Ok Penny. Who’d you pay off to have that car? Lol!!!
     
  7. Jun 18, 2019 #132

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    It looks better on the outside than it does on the inside (at least my room). LOL. I am using my gaffer tape this trip.
    I have a great SCA and so far, we are not running too late.
     
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    If this has been mentioned previously, forgive me. I was on the Meteor this weekend and my sleeping car attendant informed me that the H room on the new Viewliners will have a different configuration. The toilet will no longer be enclosed with a door. It will be behind a curtain (similar to the way it is on Superliners). There will be an enclosed shower. I have not seen this with my own eyes and I am not vouching for the accuracy of my SCA's observations.

    I personally am not looking forward to the new Viewliner sleepers. (those of you that know me personally know why). I do not ride in the H room, but I think if I did, I would like a door enclosed, as opposed to a curtain enclosed, toilet.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2019 #134

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    The open toilet makes transferring from a wheelchair much easier with a sideways move. The present toilet in a narrow closet requires super arm strength to transfer with an 180 degree turn required.
     
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    Yup. The H room should be made most convenient for the handicapped people. The convenience of non-handicapped people as to whether they like curtains or not should be a very secondary concern, if at all.
     
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    Thank you for your insight. Being able-bodied and not needing an H room, I did not consider the logistics of transferring from a wheelchair.
     
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    I saw 98 today in KIS (and ORL) and it appeared to be deadheading a Viewliner II sleeper. The KIS station agent confirmed that the last car on the train was, in fact, a "new" sleeper.
     
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    Wonder if they'll turn it into a Coach so they can cut staff???:rolleyes:( Sarcasm OFF)
     
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    98(15) had a deadhead Viewliner I sleeper Upfront, the Amfleets, the revenue Viewliner II diner, three revenue Viewliner I sleepers, a Viewliner II dorm for employee testing, the Viewliner II bag, and a deadhead viewliner II diner on the rear.
     
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    WOW. Thanks. I could tell there were many additional cars, but apparently was unable to correctly identify all of them.
     
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    I have been on that car a couple of times. It does show up on the Silvers quite often (not surprisingly).
     
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