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Date: 01/02/19 12:38
#5 at Clarendon Hills with Ski Train Equipment
Author: kevink

I saw today’s westbound California Zephyr pass through Clarendon Hills 4 motors and the Ski Train consist. 

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Date: 01/02/19 13:59
Re: #5 at Clarendon Hills with Ski Train Equipment
Author: ghemr

 Looking good!



Date: 01/02/19 16:10
Re: #5 at Clarendon Hills with Ski Train Equipment
Author: brc600

Will these cars get ski train grab in Colorado? How are these Superliners suddenly available? Were they pulled from other trains or in storage or what?

ghemr Wrote:
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>  Looking good!



Date: 01/02/19 16:34
Re: #5 at Clarendon Hills with Ski Train Equipment
Author: BigSkyBlue

brc600 Wrote:
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> How are these Superliners suddenly available? Were
> they pulled from other trains or in storage or

Amtrak business levels drop suddenly after the holidays. Fewer coaches are needed, making these cars available.
WPE would like to operate over holidays but Amtrak could not provide equipment until after. BSB

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Date: 01/02/19 23:21
Re: #5 at Clarendon Hills with Ski Train Equipment
Author: NYC4096

Yup, saw the CZ with four GEs lumbering through Downers Grove. 
Sounded like E8s with open headers on Steroids and in stereo!
Thanks for the video!
 



Date: 01/03/19 06:13
Re: #5 at Clarendon Hills with Ski Train Equipment
Author: kbehling

#7 and #8 are already running with just one Seattle Coach.



Date: 01/03/19 11:27
Re: #5 at Clarendon Hills with Ski Train Equipment
Author: joemvcnj

Zephyr still has 2-1/4 sleepers and 3 coaches.
Ski train has only 6 cars that are coaches. Weren't there 7 in prior years ?



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Date: 01/04/19 10:51
Re: #5 at Clarendon Hills with Ski Train Equipment
Author: RioGrandeFan

Yes it did have 7 coaches. This year though they exchanged a coach for a sightseer lounge so they could sell alcoholic beverages on the way back. The lounge car with food/beverage sales was the most requested item on passenger surveys in the last two years of the train running. 

Lee Ryan - Rio Grande Fan
Denver, CO



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