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@JPoisl the Talgo trains that were supposed to be part of the Madison extension of the line would have had roll-on bike service much like the ones in the Pacific Northwest. However, the Governor of Wisconsin cancelled the service expansion and did not accept the trains into service upon their delivery. Wisconsin also was not part of the midwest Bilevel order which has bike racks on the lower level of the coaches.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

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@AMTK207 the Adirondack won't be as much of an issue when the new customs facility opens up at Gare Centrale in Montreal. This would also allow the Vermonter to be extended into Montreal from its current terminus. Baggage cars will not disappear on overnight long distance trains, but like you said, for the medium distance trains (Adirondack, Vermonter, Pennsylvanian, Carolinian, Palmetto, Maple Leaf, Ethan Allan Express) if the service isn't used, the service will be pulled.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

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@ChicagoFire the Empire Builder will have the new baggage cars for sure. Build in an extra day of travel, though, as the Builder has been performing about as reliably of the Sunset Limited of old.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

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@als030711 check to see if your line from Michigan to Chicago has baggage/bike service. Some do and some don't. The Southwest Chief would have bike service with these new cars, and the trains in California all have bike racks in certain coaches. Also, Michigan has new bilevel cars coming online in the next few years, and those will have bike racks in coaches like the ones in California. Currently, the only place that does not have bike racks coming their way is the Northeast.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

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@GeraldF_PE I'm pretty sure that baggage handlers will be the only ones with access to bikes while they are en-route, as they are not in a public space.

3 months, 1 week ago on New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

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@PotomacCyclist trains 66 and 67 the over night trains between Boston and Newport News operate with baggage cars, and they will have the new ones as well.

3 months, 1 week ago on New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

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@neroden Amfleet 1 coaches don't run on overnight trains except for Northeast Regional 66/67, and there are no Amfleet 2s on that train.  Occasionally an Amfleet 1 business class car will show up, but that is very rare.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on 10 Tips for Sleeping Overnight in Coach

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Curious: what's up with the old livery and the old logo?  Is Amtrak going back to the 1970s-1990s branding?

11 months, 1 week ago on Watch! New Long Distance Cars

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@DanielJWebster will likely get thrown either on a freight train or behind the P42s on the California Zephyr. One, at least is going to Pueblo for FRA testing and certification.

1 year, 4 months ago on Sneak Peek Photos of Our New Locomotives

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@grantmasterflash @tonhag actually, these WILL do 125 mph and probably CAN do much much more. and they're far more streamlined than the AEM7s they will be replacing.

1 year, 4 months ago on Sneak Peek Photos of Our New Locomotives

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so, it seems like the Rangers are the only ones making big moves. we're looking at the same flyers and islanders and weakened devs and pens it seems. all still dangerous.

2 years, 1 month ago on Atlantic Division Offseason Update | August

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