bdawe wrote: ↑Fri May 08, 2020 12:18 am Was the ridership low on NEC sleepers, or was the issue that you had a sleeper car that wasn't earning money during the day that could be assigned to a LD train that would? As long as Amtrak could more profitably assign sleepers to all-day running long hauls you have higher utilization than on night-only trains, I would presumeI have wondered about this for quite a while. The Night Owl did not carry a diner; it left Boston well after dinner time. I don't know if it came with some kind of boxed breakfast. But in any case food would not have been a major expense if it was an expense at all; based on all we hear about the huge cost of feeding sleeping car passengers, I would have thought that sleepers without food would have an advantage.