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  1. cocojacoby

    RFP issued for Amfleet I replacement

    It maybe possible to have two larger full-width rooms at each end of the lower level that could be used for either ADA or family use if the rooms were designed with such flexibility. However while the ADA rooms in the Viewliner Is had a private enclosed toilet, the new design in the Viewliner...
  2. cocojacoby

    Sleepers on NE Regional #66 and #67

    Don't think age has much to do with it. After we returned from our annual winter vacations (Amtrak Boston to Florida) and told people what we did, just about everyone would comment, "You can do that?". So I say most of the public do not know these trains even exist.
  3. cocojacoby

    Viewliner II Part 4: Sleeping Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

    So is that an emergency escape hatch on the end sliding door? Would that be necessary if the car overturns and you can crawl out? I guess that's why they went with a single door instead of the old Viewliner I double doors. Why not just make the window removable? Also need to note that they...
  4. cocojacoby

    RFP issued for Amfleet I replacement

    I really like the Viewliners. Amtrak did a great job designing these cars. The rooms are well designed especially with all the windows which create an airy open bright space. The Viewliner roomette, with beds running longitudinal, are so much better than the narrow cross-bed rooms on...
  5. cocojacoby

    Viewliner II Part 4: Sleeping Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

    So did they actually remove that damn bar that used to block access to the overhead luggage cubby? Suggested that years ago but was always told it was a safety issue. Also that new sink design looks rather shallow. I really do hope they fixed the water pressure. Always was too high and...
  6. cocojacoby

    New Amtrak Moynihan train hall at NYP

    Just think you will be traveling in a brand new sleeper, eating in a brand new diner (lounge?) and leaving from a brand new Penn Station. Kind of incredible when you think about it.
  7. cocojacoby

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

    Not as large as the new Acela ones which allow complete rotation of a wheelchair inside at the serious negative of eliminating a second restroom that is now available on the original Acela. That leaves only one restroom per car. The new trains will carry 378 passengers compared to 304 on...
  8. cocojacoby

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

    Rooms don't look very comfortable. Seat backs are really upright and it doesn't look like there is enough room to recline. You also only get one small window to look out. Viewliner rooms are much better.
  9. cocojacoby

    Viewliner II Part 4: Sleeping Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

    Wasn't the whole idea of the modular design that it would be easy to reconfigure the cars by simply removing the old modules and inserting new ones?
  10. cocojacoby

    CSX to buy Pan Am Railways

    Before this pending sale, Pan Am has been awarded a couple of grants to upgrade their line which will help a lot.
  11. cocojacoby

    Could Superliners run DC to Miami and/or New Orleans?

    Well one thing we have discussed on other threads is the idea of running the Capitol Limited (which is Superliner equipped) through D.C. to Florida. That would create a Chicago/Ohio to Florida through service. This could be an additional train to the Silvers or cars off of a Regional could be...
  12. cocojacoby

    How about a train to Alaska? Talk about experiential!

    Some info for you: http://www.interbering.com/ https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/economics/article/3103997/bering-strait-tunnel-pipe-dream-or-game-changer-us-russia-china
  13. cocojacoby

    Another luxury (private car on Amtrak) rail service?

    These things never seem to work. Maybe they should start with short day trips. I suggest hooking up with a cruise line and offering alternative direction rail-sale circle trips between New York/Boston and Montreal through New England during fall foliage season. Cruise one way and rail the...
  14. cocojacoby

    RFP issued for Amfleet I replacement

    I really want to see one of these attached to a Viewliner and see how the profiles math up.
  15. cocojacoby

    How about a train to Alaska? Talk about experiential!

    You know there is a growing "Wexit" movement in Alberta to leave Canada, right? This just may be the stimulus that makes it succeed. There is even talk of some of the western provinces joining the USA. Alberta’s secession movement spells trouble for Justin Trudeau The Americas Dec 5th...
  16. cocojacoby

    How about a train to Alaska? Talk about experiential!

    President Donald Trump said late Friday that he expected to issue a permit for a rail line connecting Alaska and Canada, citing the influence of two members of Alaska’s congressional delegation on his decision. “Based on the strong recommendation of @SenDanSullivan and @repdonyoung of the Great...
  17. cocojacoby

    Baggage On LSL Form CHI To BOS

    Did you check out the picture? Not a very pleasant space for relaxing and grabbing a bite to eat. More like eating in a baggage car. I have always felt that if the bicycle was a modern invention (e.g., Segway) it would be prohibited from traveling on public roadways.
  18. cocojacoby

    Bedroom vs Family room

    Definitely the Bedroom because of the private bathroom and it is quieter than the Family Room which is on the lower level. There you will hear more of the noise of the train rumbling and people boarding and also the the loud metal banging of the locks all night long on the nearby bathrooms...
  19. cocojacoby

    Time to Change the Paradigm?

    I was responding to the previous post that said, "-- helping them compete with trucks, who don't pay for road maintenance --". Just saying they don't get a free ride.
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