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Date: 11/21/22 09:43
Amtrak 718 equipment
Author: Cupolau

What type of cars is Amtrak San Joaquin #718 presently running?



Date: 11/21/22 10:42
Re: Amtrak 718 equipment
Author: Highspeed

All-Comet, single-level with trap doors equipment. No cafe car - only complimentary snack packs and water.
And an NPCU ‘Cabbage Car’ on the Bakersfield end.

Equipment turns 718-713 everyday.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/22 13:54 by Highspeed.



Date: 11/21/22 16:46
Re: Amtrak 718 equipment
Author: Passfanatic

The absense of a cafe car on that San Joaquin train is the coming attractions for the permanent plan going forward for when the Siemens Venture cars enter revenue service on the San Joaquins.



Date: 11/21/22 17:22
Re: Amtrak 718 equipment
Author: PHall

The vending machines on the Venture equipment will actually be a step up.



Date: 11/21/22 17:45
Re: Amtrak 718 equipment
Author: Passfanatic

I hope that the vending machines will be a step up from the cafe car. I still think a route like the San Joaquin is way too long of a route to not have a true cafe car.



Date: 11/21/22 20:36
Re: Amtrak 718 equipment
Author: PHall

Passfanatic Wrote:
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> I hope that the vending machines will be a step up
> from the cafe car. I still think a route like the
> San Joaquin is way too long of a route to not have
> a true cafe car.

Well the SJJPA doesn't seem to share your opinion.



Date: 11/22/22 19:20
Re: Amtrak 718 equipment
Author: SanDiegan

Passfanatic Wrote:
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> I hope that the vending machines will be a step up
> from the cafe car. I still think a route like the
> San Joaquin is way too long of a route to not have
> a true cafe car.

Can't believe we are talking about vending machines all these years after the S.P. vendomats disappeared. The San Joaquins used to have a dining car service with meals better than the current offerings on Eastern long-distance trains !



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/22 19:22 by SanDiegan.



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