How is the Downeaster equipment operated on the corridor? It would seem that for the most part this equipment would operate between north station and Portland. I could see some rotation during maintenance cycles if there were no facilities in Boston or Maine.
How does this work anyway?
I was telling my dad about this because we did a rt on 7/8 at Christmas. He was wondering how the insurance worked in a situation like this. We both send condolences to all involved. Especially the farmer.
Iirc correctly this occurred on a section of track that did not have the advanced signal system that most of the NEC had at the time. This cost cutting contributed to the situation imho. Iirc this system would have stopped or slowed the train which would have prevented the derailment. To hold...
My main objection with coach is as a single traveler I could get moved away from my window seat to accommodate families, etc. in a sleeper, or first class, I am guaranteed a window.
I’ve met interesting people from coach in the dining car many times.
1. Signing the dining car check in the diner on that first night of a long trip and knowing you will be doing a lot more of these!
2. Settling into my roomette.
3. Walking through a moving train.
4. Watching the small towns go by.
5. Listening to the scanner and hearing an interesting...
The main issue gave with Amfleet 1 cars are the smaller windows. This was corrected with the Amfleet 2 cars.
It will be interesting to see how well these new cars last without being properly maintained, cleaned, etc.