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I cannot wait to see how the sleeper cars augment the fleet, especially the Cardinal.
4 months, 1 week ago on New Baggage Cars Coming Soon
I hear duct tape is popular with the long distance passengers. :D
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Go Girl! And Take These 5 Accessories with You
@presschris75 Scheduling is not the issue. It is their production values airing soccer matches.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/we-may-finally-be-nearing-a-resolution-in-mls-tv-talks.html
Unless you are on the Auto Train...
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Southwest Chief: Video Tour of an Overnight Train
Ticket to Ride boardgame seems a no-brainer. ;)
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Top 7 Train Games
As America seems to be swept in a craze for Doctor Who, I would suggest their audio dramas from Big Finish. Their production is pretty on par if not better than what used to be heard on the radio with a full cast of characters, sound effects and musical accompaniments. My favorites are "The Holy Terror" and "Red Dawn".
8 months ago on Audible’s Top 10 Audiobooks for Train Travel
Hopefully this means better reliability during the winter!So sad, no mention of the HHP-8's. Haha.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Check Out Vintage Amtrak Locomotives
Uh, doesn't the train travel in a tunnel under the Hudson River?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Can You Spot These 7 Sights Between DC & NYC?
@ahblid I still don't see how it is a problem and if anything it would be a benefit. As the II's replace the I's, they will have more Viewliner I's to interline. Designate one of the routes to receive the Viewliner IIs until all the sets are completed and then the sister Silver can start taking them on. There are only 25 sleepers made and the majority of that can fill the Silvers alone.
1 year ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars
@ahblid If that is so, then having one less roomette from each car would be counter intuitive if they cannot generate revenue from it. Better to put it on the Silvers where they can blackout that empty room more easily.
@ahblid True, but I don't see why they'd put it in a route that can only go 110MPH. They can do the same roll-out with the aforementioned routes. Heck, easiest would be the Cardinal.
@RobMartin1 If they want them rolling 125MPH A.S.A.P. they should be on the Silvers, Cardinal, and/or Crescent.
@AnnDaly1 Well you can take comfort in the Sightseer Lounge. We are just getting increase speeds and capacity over here. :P
With only 25 new sleepers, I wonder what lines will get them as they cannot mix with the Viewliner I if they are to achieve 125MPH. The 25 dining cars should mean Cardinal will be getting their fair share. By my count there are at least 15 heritage diners roaming around now, so the other ten will be a boon.
@DavidSmith10 Yes, but their equipment is shall we say, dated.
@GenePoon Should be every long distance train if my count is right. 50 heritage units are currently being used so the 55 new ones should take them all out.
@houstonguy2010 It was months ago, but I do recall them as full-size cans. I would not have tried to buy one if they were the smaller cans.
1 year ago on Improving our Food and Beverage Service
Not a dining car experience, but I had a ridiculous moment when the LSA in a cafe car had two brands of ginger ale and he would not sell the one I wanted because it was for business-class passengers. To which I ask, why not let business class choose which brand they like to take and sell both to anyone? Inventory practices should not get in the way of selling what passengers want.Otherwise, I hope the meals and desserts continue to improve in taste and kept decently priced.