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  1. JohannFarley

    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    So I just took out my Pennsy Car Plans Book from 1969 to get some further ideas, and I took a picture of several of the interesting designs I saw. Firstly, the 10-6 sleeper we are all used to, the basis for the regular sleeper: Then, the full roomette car that has been thrown around as an...
  2. JohannFarley

    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    Those would definitely be more aesthetically appealing for mid train use. I've just always been a big fan of the round end cars. I feel like the cap off a train so well.
  3. JohannFarley

    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    I feel like you could easily add a door to the end of my design like this: That could easily allow it to be used mid train if necessary.
  4. JohannFarley

    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    Thanks! Can't take full credit though, I just cleaned up the drawings from the site I linked in the original post.
  5. JohannFarley

    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    Yeah that's true. My main point really (at least I think), is that standardization of the LD fleet would be a good thing, and I also think that keeping the LD and Corridor fleets branded separately (as in the new Phase III for LD and Phase IV for the Corridor) would be good as well as it...
  6. JohannFarley

    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    Yeah I assume as well the Viewliner II's will be the last ones made. Again, this was just another trip through fantasy land out of lockdown boredom.
  7. JohannFarley

    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    I figured this would be more practical than a dome since it doesnt require space to be taken up by stairs, and ensures the whole car stays wheelchair accessible.
  8. JohannFarley

    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    A dome car would certainly be interesting. Are dome cars short enough to enter NYP?
  9. JohannFarley

    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    Hello all, I'm sure some of you will be saying to yourselves "oh great, another Viewliner thread from fantasy land," but because I've been stuck inside, I figured I'd try to draw out the Viewliners that I envision from time to time, and how they'd be used. So my main idea was that different...
  10. JohannFarley

    Alstom making progress on Acela 2 contract

    Despite the weird thing going on with the different shape engine/cars which I know has been talked about a lot, I really think this scheme is miles better than the original Acela. Much more modern, although i guess the original scheme was a product of its time.
  11. JohannFarley

    Northeast Regional - Baggage

    They are 10 inches longer than the allowed size for carry ons, thats why i wanted to ask
  12. JohannFarley

    Northeast Regional - Baggage

    We are leaving from metropark, so I don't think so unfortunately. And what would be the penalty if they wanted to enforce the policy? Just an extra charge?
  13. JohannFarley

    Northeast Regional - Baggage

    Hello All, The family and I are going to Boston on the NER for the fourth of July. One thing we are struggling with is transporting four tripod camping chairs. I'm thinking its not possible since there is no baggage car, so no checked baggage, but am I missing something? Thanks
  14. JohannFarley

    Lake Shore Limited Diner Lite Discussion and Review

    Yes, its very interesting. My family and I took the LSL last July round trip NYP to CHI, and both times we had Alex as our server. Great guy, hilariously sarcastic and funny, knew how to push buttons just right. And none of us ever having a proper diner experience found all the food was prepared...
  15. JohannFarley

    Gateway Project/NYP Capacity Improvement

    For one person to get from Edison to NYP and back it is $26.50. I dont know if a surcharge added on that would stop me from going into the city altogether, but it would make me want to go less. But also, i can afford a surcharge if im only going into nyc a few times a year. Sent from my...
  16. JohannFarley

    Amtrak and high-speed rail travel

    I would have to agree to this. Having taken the northeast regional several times from NJ to Boston or Washington, i would agree that it would be a great idea to make the NEC as high speed as possible, which im sure will be easier as tech advances. On the other hand, having recently taken the...
  17. JohannFarley

    LSL Consist?

    As of right now you have 2 P42s, BOS Baggage, BOS Viewliner sleeper, cafe, 6 coaches, amfleet diner-lite, 2 NYP Viewliner Sleepers, and the NYP baggage
  18. JohannFarley

    LSL 48 (7/13) Engine Problems

    Well that's very true
  19. JohannFarley

    LSL 48 (7/13) Engine Problems

    Yeah that part got me a little bit.
  20. JohannFarley

    LSL 48 (7/13) Engine Problems

    Had a couple of problems today on the Lake Shore Limited from Chicago heading back to New York. After Syracuse, one for the two engines had "computer issues," grounding us there for roughly an hour, making our rather on time train an hour and a half late into Albany. After we ditched the Boston...
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