Looks to be regular on 19/20 I think i saw one on 92 or 98 the other day behind the regular baggage car which made no sense unless it was being strictly used as a dorm car
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ApproachMedium wrote: ↑Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:58 am Looks to be regular on 19/20 I think i saw one on 92 or 98 the other day behind the regular baggage car which made no sense unless it was being strictly used as a dorm carIt could have been deadheading to Hialeah for commissioning and/or maintenance?
mtuandrew wrote: ↑Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:34 amI think that's the plan. They want to go to a single car model. Once they figure out a final layout for the car you're probably going to see the unused/axle count diners go in to get modified followed by those that are in service - then you'll probably see the amfleet cafes go away. I wouldn't be surprised if they basically just modify the kitchen side of the diner with a carry out counter for the café and just stick both LSAs in the kitchen and restrict the diner seating for sleeper passengers only - coach passengers would have to carry away their meals and eat at their seat - of which a big chunk of people do anyway when visiting the café car. That's my guess for the direction they'll end up going and it would be the cheapest way to do it.USRailFan wrote: ↑Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:53 amThey could always rebuild the diners they wasted money on instead of using them for axle count cars...I think it’s better to build them out into cafe/diner-lite cars with a vastly smaller kitchen. Amtrak will need those eventually, and it would be a much cheaper conversion. (Still expensive of course.)
That frees up some older, worn-out cafes for axle count, if needed.
Greg Moore wrote: ↑Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:15 pm So it seems to me generally the bag-dorms will be filled with crew actually on the trains.Employees are not allowed to ride for personal reasons anymore on vouchers. Everyone must pay. We only get free coach passage on any train. Any upgraded accomodations are full price now, no discounts. We are not allowed in business class on regionals, period or acela first class anymore. Full price for the auto train too. They took everything away. How can we ride our own stuff and preach the praises of it to friends and family if we have to pay full price?? Guess ill just drive!
But, I can see circumstances (especially with the new fubared diner setup) where there's a cabin or two open.
I understand there are certain ways that off-duty crew can ride for personal reasons. I can see these being a nice additional perk without impacting revenue.