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Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

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  by MACTRAXX
 
electricron wrote: Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:36 pm
dowlingm wrote: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:16 am Unlike the steel side cars sent to and from Albany during Sandy, LRC coaches surely could fit into NYP (after all, they've operated on the NEC before!) but even if the Siemens trainsets arrive into VIA service when they're supposed to I have my doubts that any usable cars will be available to send south given the degree of difficulty in life-extending them.
https://history.amtrak.com/blogs/blog/the-lrcs
Amtrak’s LRC coach train ran on the International between Toronto and CHI. They never ran on the NEC.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internati ... rak_train)
DM and ER: Amtrak DID run their limited LRC fleet (two locomotives and 10 cars) on the NEC back in
the first half of the 1980s. They primarily were used on trains such as the Bunker Hill which ran NHV-
BOS being a good example. This equipment was sent south at least once to Washington for display.

Later in the 80s the set was then used in the Amtrak equipment pool for the International as we do
know. One spotting feature of the 10 cars is they had two-pane windows. This stood out after the
10 cars were conveyed to VIA at some point in the 90s.

The original Amtrak LRC color scheme was white with a variation of the Phase 3 striping which was
somewhat similar to what was used on the Rohr Turboliners during that same time period.

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