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Date: 05/24/23 18:45
Venture Cafe Cars
Author: amtrakbill

Any word when these cars will be delivered and put into service? Amtrak mentioned they should start showing up the first quarter of 2023 but have been seen yet

Where are they and what is the delay?

Posted from iPhone



Date: 05/24/23 19:48
Re: Venture Cafe Cars
Author: M-636

At least one on the property in Chicago at the moment. Scuttle butt is they plan on a Fall deployment.



Date: 05/25/23 03:13
Re: Venture Cafe Cars
Author: joemvcnj

Aren't each supposed to be semi-permanently coupled to a coach ? 



Date: 05/25/23 06:29
Re: Venture Cafe Cars
Author: Jishnu

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Aren't each supposed to be semi-permanently
> coupled to a coach ? 

Apparenly it is not that hard to change the single cars from H Coupler to semi-permanently coupled. lso, all s have not been delivered yet anyway.



Date: 05/25/23 08:00
Re: Venture Cafe Cars
Author: joemvcnj

Jishnu Wrote:
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> joemvcnj Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Aren't each supposed to be semi-permanently
> > coupled to a coach ? 
>
> Apparenly it is not that hard to change the single
> cars from H Coupler to semi-permanently coupled.
> lso, all s have not been delivered yet anyway.

Doesn't the blind end have a wider gangway ? 



Date: 05/25/23 08:18
Re: Venture Cafe Cars
Author: Jishnu

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Jishnu Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > joemvcnj Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Aren't each supposed to be semi-permanently
> > > coupled to a coach ? 
> >
> > Apparenly it is not that hard to change the
> single
> > cars from H Coupler to semi-permanently
> coupled.
> > lso, all s have not been delivered yet anyway.
>
> Doesn't the blind end have a wider gangway ? 

Actually, how do we know that the married pair Coaches have been delivered/put into service? Converting couplers and gangways becomes an issue only if married pair Coaches have been put into service as singles. I am not sure I at least know for sure that any have been put into service. There were a significant number of single Coaches in the order.

In any case, I don;t know the answer to your first question or to my question. Without those it is merely the blind leading the deaf ;)



Date: 05/26/23 01:19
Re: Venture Cafe Cars
Author: 2904

Plenty of married coaches are in service. No cafes have been delivered. Strictly Business class cars have been though.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 05/26/23 03:52
Re: Venture Cafe Cars
Author: jp1822

2904 Wrote:
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> Plenty of married coaches are in service. No
> cafes have been delivered. Strictly Business
> class cars have been though.
>
> Posted from iPhone

There's a line of Business Class Venture cars on the southern end of Chicago Yard. A string of cars........



Date: 05/26/23 06:34
Re: Venture Cafe Cars
Author: Jishnu

2904 Wrote:
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> Plenty of married coaches are in service. No
> cafes have been delivered. Strictly Business
> class cars have been though.
>
> Posted from iPhone

Are they operating as single Coaches for now? Or are they operating as married pair of Coaches? Thanks.



Date: 05/26/23 12:54
Re: Venture Cafe Cars
Author: steve4031

I have taken a few trips on the venture cars.  I think some of them may have been married pairs because of the way the gangway between the cars was wider and completely enclosed.  I will be riding to Chi-Stl on Sunday.  What should I look for to confirm that my train had married pairs of cars?  



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