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by CarterB
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Yorktown Heights Railroad Station to be Restored (New York Central Putnam Division)
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Yorktown Heights Railroad Station to be Restored (New York Central Putnam Division)

Photo of loco on YH turntable: https://westchester.pastperfectonline.com/photo/9E3FC599-72D7-402D-B5E1-225273289350 Steam locos lined up at YH http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1376146 the station https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorktown_Heights_station location possibility of turnt...
by CarterB
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: The future of sleepers
Replies: 83
Views: 4128

Re: The future of sleepers

The concept behind the Viewliners is great - a true multipurpose passenger car platform that maximizes space - but I wish Amtrak hadn’t gold-plated the current batch. Imagine if Amtrak had fielded the full fleet of V-II diners well prior to Anderson’s term; we might have had enough demand to justif...
by CarterB
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Equipment
Topic: Prevalence of private cars?
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Prevalence of private cars?

I believe Pullman built and outfitted the original "explorer series" car specifically for charter to the fatcat bigwigs of the day. Very specially configured and equipped.Lot 6037 and Lot 6246, Plan 3972B There were dozens of other less ostentatious cars also in charter service. Amundsen, Peary, Liv...
by CarterB
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: The future of sleepers
Replies: 83
Views: 4128

Re: The future of sleepers

I will be in Germany from next week to end of Nov. Plan on taking NightJet Hamburg-Zurich, Hamburg-Munich and Hamburg-Vienna and on to Budapest.
by CarterB
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: The future of sleepers
Replies: 83
Views: 4128

Re: The future of sleepers

The seats would be narrower than a Slumbercoach berth of course, and the walls probably thinner. This isn’t ideal but there’s only so much you can do about geometry. However, a single-story rather than split-level layout obviates the problems with staggered windows, ensuite stairs, and specialized ...
by CarterB
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: Centre Street Bridge in Newark
Replies: 8
Views: 3254

Re: Centre Street Bridge in Newark

In April 1870 a new direct line opened across the Passaic River, bypassing the Centre Street Bridge. The old bridge remained for freight and to serve downtown. Included in the new line was a new station at Market Street, now Newark Penn Station. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_New_Jersey_Railro...
by CarterB
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: The future of sleepers
Replies: 83
Views: 4128

Re: The future of sleepers

Mr. Morris, I'm going over on Wednesday (Salzburg). Is there really any reason that this "lukewarm" railfan should give up a night in a four star hotel to ride a NightJet to Rome and likely fly back - just to say "I did it"? You can't even book one on a phone. So far as I can tell, having seen "up ...
by CarterB
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: The future of sleepers
Replies: 83
Views: 4128

Re: The future of sleepers

Getting this back onto topic, many European sleeper cars remaining in service; like Nightjet, Railjet, etc.; have a minimum of three bunks per compartment and up to six bunks per compartment. Your bunk is sold, numbered, and assigned individually. You may or may not have others outside your party i...
by CarterB
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: The future of sleepers
Replies: 83
Views: 4128

Re: The future of sleepers

A new Broadway Limited would really be the ultimate expression of sleepers as a viable business travel option. That is, as a stand-alone train, and with a commitment from Norfolk Southern to keep the train moving. I’d take a slice-and-dice at PGH if it got that train back, but it could be better as...
by CarterB
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: The future of sleepers
Replies: 83
Views: 4128

Re: The future of sleepers

danib62 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:35 am
I would kill for the return of sleeper service between WAS and BOS on the overnight run.
Or better yet, the "add on" sleeper to/from NYP/WAS with early occupancy.
by CarterB
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: Philadelphia Area Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Philadelphia Area Questions

I would now agree it is the Oxford Rd. (Ave.) Branch, A bit of history: The Philadelphia, Bustleton & Trenton, after completing 3.55 miles (5.71 km) of the line in December 1896, built no further towards Fallsington. It crossed the Philadelphia and Frankford Railroad (Reading) about a mile south of ...
by CarterB
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: Philadelphia Area Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Philadelphia Area Questions

I would now agree it is the Oxford Rd. (Ave.) Branch, A bit of history: The Philadelphia, Bustleton & Trenton, after completing 3.55 miles (5.71 km) of the line in December 1896, built no further towards Fallsington. It crossed the Philadelphia and Frankford Railroad (Reading) about a mile south of ...
by CarterB
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: Philadelphia Area Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Philadelphia Area Questions

2. That may have been the Philadelphia Bustleton and Trentkon, later the Bustleton Branch of PRR.
by CarterB
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion - Passenger Rail
Topic: South Carolina and Passenger Rail
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Re: South Carolina and Passenger Rail

SouRwy did have passenger service (Carolina Special Cinci to Charleston via Ashville Spartanburg Columbia) and others, and a Union station in Charleston. Last run 1962,
by CarterB
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion - Passenger Rail
Topic: South Carolina and Passenger Rail
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Re: South Carolina and Passenger Rail

Columbia to Charleston would seem to be a natural, but not sure how bad the ROW is now.

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