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Date: 09/19/22 16:27
Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: sethamtrak

Both trains are running without Sightseer Lounges today. Doesn't look like there are diner lounges or 35000 series snack coaches either. 

Side note - Charter Club & St. James Place are on the rear of train 5.






Date: 09/19/22 17:15
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: Latebeans

I guess the coach passengers need to have a food delivery app? 



Date: 09/19/22 17:23
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: ProAmtrak

With the current situation, they got no choice!



Date: 09/19/22 18:17
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: irhoghead

It's unbelievable to me how low Amtrak has sunk. For those of us who remember the late 80s and into the mid 90s, and how the trains were seemingly doing so well, this is just down right embarrassing.



Date: 09/19/22 18:53
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: Hou74-76

One would think(hope) that they would have made the coach side of the diner the snack bar.  But this bears watching just to see if the lost SSL on both trains is an innovation on part of Amtrak's management to aid with recuperation from the hardships of the pandemic or if it is just an isolated SNAFU.  



Date: 09/19/22 19:26
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: Alco251

Let them eat cake!

The only way I will travel on Amtrak is in a private car.
 



Date: 09/20/22 01:54
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: SDGreg

At Fort Madison, they loaded a half dozen or so trays of individually packed items onto the diner.  "Boxed" meals?  That seems odd considering it wasn't that long and far from the origin.  Was the diner not fully functional?  



Date: 09/20/22 02:07
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: jp1822

Amtrak EXTRA-Redux. Pathetic.

Either operate the system with good service, or just kill it off it. 



Date: 09/20/22 05:42
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: MNR225

Problems continue to plague Train 5 of the 19th. It was involved in some type of ‘vehicle’ incident east of McCook, NE. It arrived McCook 3:19 late and appears to be holding there an additional 4 hours,

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Date: 09/20/22 10:51
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: Latebeans

The delay should provide plenty of time for the coach passengers to find breakfast and/or alternate transportation.  There are several places near the depot, unfortunately it looks like they are some distance west of the station.  I'm sure Amtrak will provide for them.  (insert sarcasm in this space ___________________________).  ):



Date: 09/20/22 12:30
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: chakk

One doesn't even warrant a baggage car.



Date: 09/20/22 13:31
Re: Trains 5 and 3 of the 19th
Author: ST214

Absolutely pathetic. This is not me amunition for the kill Amtrak folks, sadly I think they are right, and have been for a while now.



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