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Date: 11/28/19 07:20
what's old is new again
Author: dan

The BNSF snow coaches are almost ready, guess they will travel with their own power cars, was wondering if they were going to get their own power units internally, and since they will have baggage power cars room for some stuff .

a couple other  BN images too



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/28/19 09:48 by dan.








Date: 11/28/19 08:19
Re: what's old is new again
Author: jp1822

These are former AT&SF Hi-Level cars right? Did BNSF have these in their inventory already, or were they purchased from Amtrak? Since they are "snow coaches" can BNSF operate them as "summer excursion coaches" too?



Date: 11/28/19 08:33
Re: what's old is new again
Author: PeaBock619

jp1822 Wrote:
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> These are former AT&SF Hi-Level cars right? Did
> BNSF have these in their inventory already, or
> were they purchased from Amtrak? Since they are
> "snow coaches" can BNSF operate them as "summer
> excursion coaches" too?

They were purchased from Amtrak, when Amtrak had their recent auctions.



Date: 11/28/19 08:33
Re: what's old is new again
Author: dan

just repurchased



Date: 11/28/19 09:06
Re: what's old is new again
Author: GenePoon

They were built with self-contained generators.

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Date: 11/28/19 09:17
Re: what's old is new again
Author: joemvcnj

Looks like the luggage racks and half the seats were removed.

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Date: 11/28/19 10:01
Re: what's old is new again
Author: jp1822

dan Wrote:
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> just repurchased

Oh - so they are the former Hi-Levels that were overhauled for the Kentucky Cardinal and Hearland Flyer. Overhead luggage racks removed and the seats were part of the refurbished sets used in Metroliner service. 



Date: 11/28/19 11:21
Re: what's old is new again
Author: pdt

How many coaches.   ?  just wondering.

And i had to listen to all the UP lovers tell me that their single caboose snow trains were ample and as good as could be expected.  Nope.  UP is just dumb when it comes to day-to-day operations. IMHO, of course



Date: 11/28/19 11:45
Re: what's old is new again
Author: dan

2 coaches, wonder where they will be based on the highline one in MT, 1 in ND?



Date: 11/28/19 13:41
Re: what's old is new again
Author: Nomad

pdt Wrote:
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> How many coaches.   ?  just wondering.
>
> And i had to listen to all the UP lovers tell me
> that their single caboose snow trains were ample
> and as good as could be expected.  Nope.  UP is
> just dumb when it comes to day-to-day operations.
> IMHO, of course

Huh? UP did this long before BNSF did. Careful about calling people dumb...

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,4389881,4389881#msg-4389881



Date: 11/29/19 08:14
Re: what's old is new again
Author: ATSF3751

GenePoon Wrote:
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> They were built with self-contained generators.
>
> Posted from Android

Yes, but only for a/c and lighting. As built, they required steam for heating. Of course Amtrak converted to HEP



Date: 11/30/19 15:18
Re: what's old is new again
Author: nm2320

Do they still have toilets? Did they add a microwave and perhaps a refrigerator? Coffee pot? 



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