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Date: 08/05/22 09:22
Pacific Parlour car 39970
Author: SPJoe

AMTK Pacific Parlour Car 39970 'Columbia Valley' - Sacramento Valley Station - Coast Starlight 11 - 6/24/11
 
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Date: 08/05/22 09:33
Re: Pacific Parlour car 39970
Author: DavidP

Nice - the PPCs were the last really meaningful innovation Amtrak introduced on a long distance train - 27 years ago!  Here are a couple of pics of the Columbia Valley on January 27, 2018, just before the axe fell.  At the time PPCs were only running twice weekly.

Dave






Date: 08/05/22 09:53
Re: Pacific Parlour car 39970
Author: SPJoe

Rode the Starlight from Sacramento to Los Angeles and back in 2012 and really enjoyed getting the chance to spend a little time in a PPC with some great views along the way.

Joe
 




Date: 08/05/22 10:07
Re: Pacific Parlour car 39970
Author: kurtarmbruster

Nice pics of an Amtrak high point--Brian Rosenwald really tried, but the gods of mediocrity were too powerful. A sad loss. 



Date: 08/05/22 10:29
Re: Pacific Parlour car 39970
Author: 4451Puff

I'm still bitter about the discontinuance of PPC weeks before my Starlight trip and not getting refunded the difference. I guess it was free with the purchase of a sleeper ticket, so there was nothing to refund. It wasn't even overnight, it was a LA to OAK day trip.



Date: 08/05/22 10:33
Re: Pacific Parlour car 39970
Author: lamta_jay

11/30/2009 
I too miss the old Santa Fe Lounge Car that was re invented into the PPC




Date: 08/05/22 10:48
Re: Pacific Parlour car 39970
Author: TomG

Thanks for the great look at the Pacific Parlour Cars. Im bummed that my 2 trips in a sleeper were after it was discontinued. When I rode the coach passengers and their baggage pretty much engulfed the cafe lounge.

Tom
Weaverville, CA



Date: 08/05/22 13:07
Re: Pacific Parlour car 39970
Author: gcm

Thanks Joe for the outside shots and others for the inside ones.
I never had a chance to sample that great service.
Gary



Date: 08/05/22 13:27
Re: Pacific Parlour car 39970
Author: SPJoe

Thanks for all the replies. Here's a few more shots from the 2012 trip including a partial shot of a PPC menu, surfers catching a few waves and the downstairs theater.
 








Date: 08/05/22 13:28
Re: Pacific Parlour car 39970
Author: SPJoe

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