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Date: 02/25/24 21:44
Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: OmahaTom

Spotted it here in Omaha along with 2 extra superliners headed west.

Tom Loftus
Omaha, NE






Date: 02/26/24 03:46
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: joemvcnj

Somebody important in WAS is headed west. 



Date: 02/26/24 04:49
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: cutboy1958

Hopee  the  brass  walk  the   coaches!!



Date: 02/26/24 05:55
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: jcaestecker

cutboy1958 Wrote:
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> Hopee  the  brass  walk  the   coaches!!

Might be tough to do unless the Superliner ahead is a transition car.  Then again, if it isn't, it's an effective way to keep the riff raff out.



Date: 02/26/24 06:26
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: Genesis803

Looks to be a transition sleeper on the rear. 



Date: 02/26/24 07:05
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: nsrlink

That car is clean.  I bet the rest of the train is filthy.



Date: 02/26/24 07:27
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: OmahaTom

It was.

Tom Loftus
Omaha, NE



Date: 02/26/24 13:30
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: restricted_speed

I am on #6. We just met #5 with the extra car just west of Glenwood Springs.

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Date: 02/26/24 14:12
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: SantaFeCF7

jcaestecker Wrote:
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> cutboy1958 Wrote:
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> > Hopee  the  brass  walk  the   coaches!!
>
> Might be tough to do unless the Superliner ahead
> is a transition car.  Then again, if it isn't,
> it's an effective way to keep the riff raff out.

If you look at picture number 2 there is a high vestibule on the Superliner. 



Date: 02/26/24 14:13
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: dan

just a rib



Date: 02/26/24 15:59
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: jp1822

SantaFeCF7 Wrote:
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> jcaestecker Wrote:
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> > cutboy1958 Wrote:
> >
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>
> > -----
> > > Hopee  the  brass  walk  the   coaches!!
> >
> > Might be tough to do unless the Superliner
> ahead
> > is a transition car.  Then again, if it isn't,
> > it's an effective way to keep the riff raff
> out.
>
> If you look at picture number 2 there is a high
> vestibule on the Superliner. 

There's a small solo window at the end of the Superliner - not sure how to describe - but that is something that is only on the Superliner Trans-Dorm Sleeper. So pretty sure it's a Superliner Trans-Dorm Sleeper on the end. They typically align that way when Amtrak corporate is on the back. But extra cars? Besides the Viewliner on the rear (American View corporate car), what the Zephyr has extra cars in addition to it? Maybe I didn't hear that right? 



Date: 02/26/24 16:02
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: jp1822

I'd love to see the interior of American View. The back portion is the "theater" seating section but I keep getting mixed comments about the bedrooms and some roomettes still being in place, but yet there also may be a dining area and small kitchen. Early on their rumors that American View was to replace corporate car Beech Grove and Beech Grove was going to the scrapper. But that seems to have not happened. 



Date: 02/28/24 00:11
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: HexOmega2319

Conference tables, kitchenette, booths and a theatre section.



Date: 02/28/24 03:49
Re: Amtrak 5 w/ inspection car on rear
Author: jp1822

HexOmega2319 Wrote:
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> Conference tables, kitchenette, booths and a
> theatre section.

Easier to attach the corporate Heritage sleeper or a regular Viewliner sleeper to the consist than trying to squeeze out bedroom space in American View's design I would suppose. I had thought they retained at least two sleeping "spaces" in American View, but in the rennovation process, easier to tear out and tear down and rebuild than trying to utilize anything that had been in the Viewliner prototype!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/28/24 03:51 by jp1822.



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