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Date: 11/30/19 19:31
Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: GenePoon

...due to extra Auto Carriers.

2 P40s
2 Coach diners
4 Coaches
4 Sleepers
2 First Class diners
5 Sleepers
30 Auto Carriers (usually 20 or so, last few days have been a couple of cars shorter than that)



Date: 11/30/19 20:58
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: FloridaTrainGuy

Now that's a TRAIN!



Date: 12/01/19 06:17
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: AmHog

Good thing they don't have station stops. That train would have trouble making track speed.



Date: 12/01/19 08:58
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: GenePoon

53(30) arrived early, so all was well and it wasn't overtaken by a New York City trash train!

It's scheduled at freight train speed anyway.



Date: 12/01/19 12:02
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: PHall

GenePoon Wrote:
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> ...due to extra Auto Carriers.
>
> 2 P40s
> 2 Coach diners
> 4 Coaches
> 4 Sleepers
> 2 First Class diners
> 5 Sleepers
> 30 Auto Carriers (usually 20 or so, last few days
> have been a couple of cars shorter than that)


Probably had to balance the number of auto carriers between terminals.



Date: 12/01/19 12:06
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: Lackawanna484

The length of the train should be growing as peak season happens over the next few weeks.

Posted from Android



Date: 12/01/19 15:07
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: ctillnc

> Good thing they don't have station stops. That
> train would have trouble making track speed.

All it takes is a cranky CSX dispatcher on the single-track segments. 



Date: 12/01/19 15:13
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: palmland

Good to see a healthy train - but it wasn’t long ago that it consistently hit the maximum length of 50 cars. Hope the changes mid January will get it back to it’s former longer consists on a consistent basis. We had an excellent trip in September- good service and on time.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/19 16:36 by palmland.



Date: 12/01/19 16:12
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: Typhoon

ctillnc Wrote:
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> > Good thing they don't have station stops. That
> > train would have trouble making track speed.
>
> All it takes is a cranky CSX dispatcher on the
> single-track segments. 

sigh...



Date: 12/01/19 16:52
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: abyler

GenePoon Wrote:
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> ...due to extra Auto Carriers.
>
> 2 P40s
> 2 Coach diners
> 4 Coaches
> 4 Sleepers
> 2 First Class diners
> 5 Sleepers

17 passenger cars is the maximum on the train because of platform length.



Date: 12/01/19 16:57
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: abyler

palmland Wrote:
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> Good to see a healthy train - but it wasn’t long
> ago that it consistently hit the maximum length of
> 50 cars. Hope the changes mid January will get it
> back to it’s former longer consists on a
> consistent basis. We had an excellent trip in
> September- good service and on time.

Amtrak wants to hit maximum revenue per car, not maximum cars.



Date: 12/01/19 21:10
Re: Long AutoTrain 53(30)
Author: jp1822

Does anyone know if they are putting two Deluxe Sleepers in the mix, or trying to push it and add a third (as in three Deluxe for each of the two consists). Amtrak only has six of the Deluxe Sleepers, but not sure if they are truly reserving any or not. VIA crosses its fingers and operates all its Prestige Sleepers in peak season, would think the Auto Train should do the same. 



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