Viewliner II Status. Just the Facts.

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  1. Oct 17, 2017 #1

    Steve4031

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    I created a list of the viewliner diners. I thought it would be helpful to have a separate thread just listing the cars and noting which are in service. I put the words in service by the cars I believe are in service. Please provide corrections and updates In this thread only. There is another thread that is being used for speculation and discussion.

    I hope this is taken as a step to help. Moderators, if you see fit you can pin this thread too.

    8400 Indianapolis in service (restored Vierwliner I)
    68000 Albany
    68001 Annapolis, in service
    68002 Atlanta, in service
    68003 Augusta, in service
    68004 Baton Rouge, in service
    68005 Boston, in service
    68006 Charleston, in service
    68007 Columbia, in service
    68008 Columbus, in service
    68009 Concord
    68010 Dover
    68011 Frankfort
    68012 Harrisburg, in service
    68013 Hartford, in service
    68014 Jackson, in service
    68015 Lansing, in service
    68016 Madison, in service
    68017 Montgomery, in service
    68018 Montpelier, in service
    68019 Nashville, in service
    68020 Providence
    68021 Raleigh, in service
    68022 Richmond
    68023 Springfield
    68024 Tallahassee, in service

    MODERATOR NOTE: The title of this thread has been changed to "Viewliner II Status. Just the Facts." Updates will be made by KnightRail, who will update the status on all 4 types of Viewliner II car types.

    Thank you Steve for getting this started and thank you KnightRail for your updates.


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  2. Oct 17, 2017 #2

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    In case you lose track, you can always bring this list upto date by taking a peak at Dave Warner's ABTN page on OTOL:

    http://on-track-on-line.com/amtkrinf-amtrakbythenumbers.shtml

    Look at the Viewliner section of the tables, and you can see the gory details about manufacture release and acceptance in service dates for each car. Unfortunately, no actual entry in service date, which is typically a while after acceptance.

    Dave diligently updates it at least once a month, and sometimes more often with all these gory details.
     
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  3. Nov 3, 2017 #3

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    1st Revenue Runs:

    68000 Albany:

    68001 Annapolis: 98(05DEC2016)

    68002 Atlanta: 98(28MAY2017)

    68003 Augusta: 98(21MAY2017)

    68004 Baton Rouge: 98(13JUL2017)

    68005 Boston: 98(10JUL2017)

    68006 Charleston: 97(06OCT2017)

    68007 Columbia: 98(29SEP2017)

    68008 Columbus: 98(17OCT2017)

    68009 Concord: 98(10SEP2018)

    68010 Dover:

    68011 Frankfort:

    68012 Harrisburg: 98(30NOV2017)

    68013 Hartford: 98(22NOV2017)

    68014 Jackson: 98(11JAN2018)

    68015 Lansing: 98(26JAN2018)

    68016 Madison: 98(17FEB2018)

    68017 Montgomery: 98(03MAR2018)

    68018 Montpelier: 97(25APR2018)

    68019 Nashville: 98(10APR2018)

    68020 Providence: 448(01JUN2018)

    68021 Raleigh: 448(03JUN2018)

    68022 Richmond: 449(12AUG2018)

    68023 Springfield: 98(04SEP2018)

    68024 Tallahassee: 98(05SEP2018)

    69002
     
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  4. Nov 23, 2017 #4

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    Now that 97 is out of the yard, we've hit a landmark. All eastern trains normally equipped with diners operating on the calendar day of 11/23 were equipped with Viewliner dining cars.

    Here is our 11/23 scorecard:

    68000 Albany: CAF
    68001 Annapolis: 19(23)
    68002 Atlanta: 98(23)
    68003 Augusta: 97(22)
    68004 Baton Rouge: 20(23)
    68005 Boston: Shopped
    68006 Charleston: 97(23)
    68007 Columbia: 19(22)
    68008 Columbus: Protect NYP
    68012 Harrisburg: Protect HIA
    68013 Hartford: NYP off 98(22)

    Crescent sets:
    19(22) 68007 Columbia

    19(23) 68001 Annapolis

    20(22) 8400 Indianapolis
    20(23) 68004 Baton Rouge

    Silver Meteor sets:
    97(22) 68003 Augusta
    97(23) 68006 Charleston
    98(22) 68013 Hartford
    98(23) 68002 Atlanta

    I suppose the next landmark will be the day when the 8400 isn't in the mix which should occur mid Dec.
     
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  5. Aug 17, 2019 #5

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    VII roster card

    Bags:
    61000-61042: In service
    61043: Beech Grove(stored)
    61044-61069: In service*
    *cycling through overhauls at Beech Grove

    Sleepers:
    62500: CAF
    62501: CAF
    62502: Hialeah(work)
    62503: CAF
    62504: CAF
    62505: CAF
    62506: CAF
    62507: CAF
    62508: CAF
    62509: CAF
    62510: CAF
    62511: CAF
    62512: CAF
    62513: CAF
    62514: CAF
    62515: CAF
    62516: CAF
    62517: CAF
    62518: CAF
    62519: CAF
    62520: CAF
    62521: CAF
    62522: CAF
    62523: CAF
    62524: CAF

    Diners:
    [8400 Indianapolis(V1): WAS(work)]
    68000 Albany: 20(17AUG)
    68001 Annapolis: 48(16AUG)
    68002 Atlanta: Philadelphia(B/O)
    68003 Augusta: Hialeah(work)
    68004 Baton Rouge: Hialeah(work)
    68005 Boston: Hialeah(work)
    68006 Charleston: Hialeah(work)
    68007 Columbia: Hialeah(work)
    68008 Columbus: Hialeah(work)
    68009 Concord: Hialeah(work)
    68010 Dover: 48(15AUG)
    68011 Frankfort: 98(16AUG-deadhead)
    68012 Harrisburg: Chicago(protect)
    68013 Hartford: New Orleans(protect)
    68014 Jackson: 98(16AUG-deadhead)
    68015 Lansing: 98(15AUG)
    68016 Madison: Sunnyside
    68017 Montgomery: 20(15AUG)
    68018 Montpelier: 20(16AUG)
    68019 Nashville: 97(16AUG)
    68020 Providence: 48(17AUG)
    68021 Raleigh: 98(15AUG)
    68022 Richmond: 19(16AUG)
    68023 Springfield: 98(16AUG)
    68024 Tallahassee: 97(15AUG)

    Dorms:
    69000: CAF
    69001: CAF
    69002: 97(15AUG)-testing
    69003: Hialeah(work)
    69004: 98(15AUG)-testing
    69005: 98(16AUG)-testing
    69006: 97(16AUG)-testing
    69007: CAF
    69008: CAF
    69009: CAF
     

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