by R36 Combine Coach
The August 19 timetable thread mentions that bar service is absent from the new schedule. Is this the end?
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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CarterB wrote:Tired of the Fri and Sat night stumbling drunks?That's more the 1:47 a.m. to New Haven-- a/k/a the Vomit Comet. From personal experience the rush-hour bar car patrons (self included ) tend to be a pretty well-behaved bunch. Businessmen going home to Darien, Westport or New Canaan aren't usually drinking like fraternity boys on spring break.
Clean Cab wrote:The few bar cars that MN has are pretty well worn out and I think they're a waste. They have only a few seats and I think it sucks that so many people have to stand so a few can get drunk.Given that they're worn out and it's not worth the expense of converting the unpowered singlet option orders into bar cars, do the M8's (or M7's) have the capability of interfacing with a generic coach if it's sandwiched between MU's? I would think propulsion would not be an issue for one unpowered outlier sandwiched on a longer consist driven by, like, 3 powered pairs since they are capable of trainlining with singlets. But are the MU's capable of providing compatible hotel power for a "foreign" car and otherwise keeping the consist in systems sync through a foreign car? Because if they can do that with unpowered MU singlets it would seem like an unnecessary design compromise to totally preclude coupling, system compatibility, and communication pass-thru with just one generic sandwiched in the set. You know, like a private car for special runs. Unless there's something that special about the MU's design requiring a fully custom singlet.
DutchRailnut wrote:What a lot of people do not understand is bar cars are underutilized money loosing cars.Start serving breakfast & lunch on those things sell a contract to Dunkin Doughnuts etc I am sure someone will buy out the space outside evening rush hour. Their can definitely be a profit for the bar cars.