by Matt Johnson
Bag-dorm spotted bringing up the rear of the Silver Meteor on the Ashland railcam last night:
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Matt Johnson wrote:No, behind the baggage bringing up the rear so definitely deadheading.Of course it comes on the one evening I'm not watching Ashland!
Rockingham Racer wrote:The bag dorms ARE out there, on their way to Hialeah. Probably for storage would be my guess.Unless something has occurred not reported by the several railroad forums, one Bag-Dorm and one Sleeper have been delivered. Neither is in revenue service, and apparently are just "tinker toys" at present.
Tadman wrote:I wish they'd store the full bags and replace with bag-dorms. Those bags are half empty, so it would be better to run bag-dorms with crew sleeping in the dorms and more revenue space, but same car count and head count.And give the crew a place to camp out other than the tables in the cafe (4 tables were consumed by crew on the 79 last week)
mcgrath618 wrote:Question: I just saw two of these diners on an Amtrak train pulling into 30th from NYC, and it’s opposite. What trains would these have been, and are these things in revenue service now?The diners have been in revenue service for some time.
Btw they met each other at 30th around 3:45 PM.
andrewjw wrote:The diners have been in revenue service for some time.And even to such extent that while only eleven of such are needed to fill the existing assignments, there are all twenty five on hand - quite enough for "protects and shops".