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No, and no new lounge cars either. At least not yet for either one althoughthere has been onestory of Amtrak taking one of the prototype sleepers and making a protoype coach out of it.

12 months ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

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What's the top allowable speed for the present Heritage cars. 110 mph or just 90 mph?

1 year ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

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Her'e"s what I'd like to know.. Including the present Viewliner prototype diner Amtrak presently has 16 single-level diners. When all the new diners are inservice and the all the Heritage diners sre retired Amtrak will have 26 inccluding that prototype. With each present single-level overnight train having a new diner, where will the 10 extra diners go. Perhaps 2 or 3 might be spares but I'm wondering if there just might be a day train getting diner service.

1 year ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

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I would imagine that every low-level overnight train would see it's sleeper capacity at least doule. I think the logical first train to recieve these cars would be the former Night Owl/Twilight Shoreliner since it presently has no ssleepers at all and most definitely should have sleepers.

1 year ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

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They sure would be but so far no sign of Amtrak exercising any of this option at all. My guess id that they never will but I would hope that somehow Amtrak could be induced to do so as soon as humanly possible. Your and I obviously have contradictory sources on the number of each type of car in this option.

1 year ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

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I'm not sure exactly how it is but the option calss for 10 more sleepers and 10 more diners.The reast is a combination of Baggage cars and Baggage-dorm cars but I don't know offhand wht the numbers of each are called for.

1 year ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

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I hope you can somehow find a way to be able to exercise the option you have to buy 70 more cars.

1 year ago on Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

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