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Date: 10/13/20 11:25
Two More Heading For Florida
Author: PCCRNSEngr

The next two Viewliner Sleepers were shipped from CAF this morning. Santee River 62513 and Satilla River 62514. Weather sucked this morning so only one shot right after the NS pilots were on board in Elmira. The two photos of the sleepers were from yesterday as their 45T brought them out to the waiting Amtrak P42.
1. AMTK 62513 Santee River  Elmira Heights, NY
2. AMTK 62514 Satilla River Elmira Heights, NY October 12, 2020
3. NS 974 AMTK 123 Elmira, NY October 13, 2020








Date: 10/13/20 11:28
Re: Two More Heading For Florida
Author: joemvcnj

Given the lighting effects, they look like they are painted light gray, not unpainted stainless. 



Date: 10/13/20 11:47
Re: Two More Heading For Florida
Author: ronald321

Put brand new cars in storage.

Continue in service,  existing Viewliners  (where 1st Class passengers bring their own Duck Tape).

Proof positive to me (and I hope you),  Amtrak management intends to eliminate LD trains in the East.

 



Date: 10/13/20 12:18
Re: Two More Heading For Florida
Author: amtrakbill

These cars are Amtraks equivant of the Boeing 737 Max - new equipment going to storage



Date: 10/13/20 12:35
Re: Two More Heading For Florida
Author: bluesboyst

These should be placed in service ASAP and current viewliners sent to Beach Grove for future rebuild.



Date: 10/13/20 12:58
Re: Two More Heading For Florida
Author: PHall

Okay, so they have a "buffer" car between the lead locomotive and the two new cars.
Why no buffer car between the new cars and the rear locomotive?



Date: 10/13/20 13:38
Re: Two More Heading For Florida
Author: Phantom_of_Cajon

PHall Wrote:
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> Okay, so they have a "buffer" car between the lead
> locomotive and the two new cars.
> Why no buffer car between the new cars and the
> rear locomotive?

The Amfleet is most like for total wheel count for grade crossings and signals and not a buffer car. Just a guess.



Date: 10/13/20 13:38
Re: Two More Heading For Florida
Author: ProAmtrak

ronald321 Wrote:
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> Put brand new cars in storage.
>
> Continue in service,  existing Viewliners 
> (where 1st Class passengers bring their own Duck
> Tape).
>
> Proof positive to me (and I hope you),  Amtrak
> management intends to eliminate LD trains in the
> East.
>
>  

You're thinking just The East Ronald? Come on man look at the bigger picture!

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Date: 10/13/20 13:53
Re: Two More Heading For Florida
Author: andersonb109

Why no buffer car when the sleeper is next to the power? 



Date: 10/13/20 14:42
Re: Two More Heading For Florida
Author: ronald321

ProAmtrak

Again you knit-pick and make an error.

We all know that Viewliners do not operate in the West--so why should I mention Western Train in this Thread?

But, thanks for the opportuniyy to point out something my fellow fans may not have been aware of---

We all know about Amtrak management's desire to kill the Western LD's-----Anderson told us us so--and tried to kill the chief 
with the bus bridge.

But, some may not have realized  Eastern trains like the Lake Shore are in danger also -- the proof is downgraded dining service;
placing the Boston sleeper immediately behind a smoking-horn blowing locomotive, and now storing new sleepers.




 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/13/20 14:46 by ronald321.



Date: 10/13/20 15:48
Re: Two More Heading For Florida
Author: march_hare

That isn't a buffer car. It's space for the crew on the down bound trip from Albany Rensselaer. All of the fetch trains have run that way: two units with an amtube in the middle. 



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