phillymountainrailfan wrote:I'd like to know where you get your information from. Cause it's 100% false. For years there wasn't a cafe car on the Marc sets. NJT trains DO have restrooms. As well as Marc sets.Acela150 wrote:phillymountainrailfan wrote:Septa hasn't given Amtrak a trainset in quite a few years. Due to the reason mentioned above, a lack of restroom. As well as the unreliable AEM-7's that Septa had that are now nothing but yard goats or assigned to work trains.CNJGeep wrote:Septa has always had a push pull set ready for Sunday after.MACTRAXX wrote:Each pair (and some of the A3 singles) had restrooms-which was a major factor.The singles all lost their restrooms in the 1990s rebuild. This doesn't stop NJT from putting single cars on. The last few years have seen three married pairs and two single cars on at least one of the two sets.
MACTRAXX wrote:Amtrak has alsoThey did not spare a set in 2017, and I don't remember them doing it in 2016 either.
leased SEPTA P/P equipment primarily for either PHL-HAR or as standby - at least two of the cab
cars DO have a working restroom - that is kept locked and not available to the public.
As for restrooms, I can tell you with certitude that no cab car has a toilet. 2401 and 2408 don't even have the cabinet anymore, and the remainder only have a hand dryer and a sink (with no running water.) The last time those cars had toilets was when they went to Altoona, and they were installed and removed before and after the event, respectively. SEPTA does not have any facilities to drain toilet tanks.
I would hope that septa gets a chance to run their sets this year since njt is up a creek
Septa has provided a set every year as backup in case of a break down and they had to take over. Also Marc trains and njt trains Don t have bathrooms in them that's why Marc adds a cafe car to their sets