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