#3(12) 2 P-42, 2 Slprs, Diner, Lounge. 5 Coaches, 1 Surfliner Coach
#6(10) 2 P-42, 2 Slpr, Diner, Lounge, 4 Coaches Consist "very dirty". 40ML
#4(10) reported 220ML; "wasn't about" to hang around for it.
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Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:16 pm Observed:No need to turn them at Los Angeles?
The 2 P-42 were "back to back" rather than prevailing "elephant". There must be a reason; doubt aesthetics.
JimBoylan wrote: ↑Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:48 pmTurntable has been there since Amtrak opened the facility in the 1980s. May or may not be the newest. The wye at Sanford could be used as it is only one pair of engines per day. The problem in Santord is probably political rather than technical.Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:14 pmThere is no wye at Lorton.Lorton, Virginia Auto Train terminal has a turntable at the North end. Is that Amtrak's newest one?
lordsigma12345 wrote: ↑Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:20 am Word on the street is $1 billion for Amtrak in the bipartisan stimulus to cover the December - March period. Return to daily service may be a stipulation.It's part of the $43 billion to transit in the COVID-19 relief bill being discussed...