The brochure states that each of the seven car point to point sets will have a dining car and lounge car, plus the sleeping cars (one of which will probably be a dorm).
During the later years of the AOE, under John Hillman Jr., the AOE was running two trains, (AOE I and AOE II) each with a sleeping car capacity of about 90, and each with a full length (ex-EB's) dome car, a flat top lounge, a tail car, and twin dining cars. Note that AOE only owned one operational tail car , "New York" (the ex-NYC car). They leased others for the second train; PV "Glacier Park" (painted in AOE colors) was used for a year, '04, and PV "Northern Spirit" (left stainless) was used alot from '05 on. The two sets of double dining cars, were different, one used two "regular" dining cars coupled kitchen to kitchen, while the other set was a kitchen only car and dining room only ,car pair (which they aquired when the BC Rail pass trains folded).
Under Tom Radar's command, GLR "cut back" the service to a single 130 passenger train set, with a full dome, flat top lounge, New York car, and the kitchen-kitchen double diner setup.
My GUESS is that for the three simultaneous point to point sets, they will give each one of the running "lounges", for example, Full Dome to CZ, New York to SWC and flat top lounge to SM (as one poster noted, the GLR might run behind the diesel, not at the end of the SM, so the New York car wouldn't work, plus the SM run is mostly in the dark). Although there's alway a chance that the second full dome could be used or the second flat top lounge, gining the NY a rest. Time will tell.
The big question is what is GLR going to use for the third dining car (the double set of kitchen car/dining car can't be split up).
Having been to the Col. Railcar shops, I know they did have some extra cars on hand but I didn't notice a third "regular" dining car. I might be that they will have to aquire or lease or build a diner.
Mr. Radar almost had a relationship with Amtrak and point to point service in earlier times. In the middle 90's Marlboro wanted Col Railcar to build them a private "double decker" train, but building had barely started when the project was cancelled. When Amtrak announced their coast to coast material handling car express train, (circa 2000?) Radar announced the "American Eagle, Santa Fe Express Grand Luxe" NYC (Hoboken?) to LA (with boarding stops also at/near Chicago and Santa Fe), a four (double decker) car luxury train on the back of the MHC express (two 15 BR sleeping cars, a dining car/dorm, and a lounge/library/dance floor car, which were designs for the Marlboro train). When the coast to coast MHC train idea was cancelled, so was the American Eagle.
Radar has two ("holywood backlot style) unfinished double decker cars on site, in Ft., Lupton, with portions of the American Eagle interiors built up for photo shots.
One would think the "Holiday" travel needs might help those GLR sets fill around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Crazy me, I booked a trip on the EB such that I'm aboard all day Thanksgiving Day, , , wonder if they will cook Turkey???