bostontrainguy wrote: ↑Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:38 am
It was lagniappe.
Lagniappe; now there's a term I had not heard since I left practice during '03. I had an antique shop as a client (Glenview IL right next to the MILW), and they used that term in promotions that you buy enough, they'll throw in some "trinket".
But back on the rails, one must wonder; couldn't the entire V-II order just be some kind of "trap" to set Amtrak up for "some kind of investigation" during Trump's second term?
Yes, the V-Bags are fully assigned at present, but if the objective was to be done with Baggage service (how much of that is there in Europe?), why not have patched up the H-Bags enough to have soldiered on - and as they died (didn't anyone know that Budd built structural integrity into the sides of their cars - and Amtrak goes and compromises it with center car roll up doors?), an "excuse" to be rid of Baggage and Express service?
The 60 "people" cars (including the 10 Bag-Dorms) are either undelivered, stored, or hardly used as intended.
What; $300M? Wow "I can smell the meat a cookin'".