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    Alstom making progress on Acela 2 contract

    Airliner rules are different. There are separate laws that cover air travel (separate from airports, as an example).
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    Please Mr. Anderson (sleeping suites in coach?)

    At quick glance the single levels would give up 14 seats at 2 +1 in an AM-2 leaving capacity of 45, AM-1 BC would drop 15 and go from 62 to 47, if seat pitch and ADA seating remained as is.
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    There is a S/L Bag coach that can be used when the baggage load is light, it has a baggage store on the lower level.
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Nobody really knows what the timeline will be, or if specific areas will still be hot spots. Why kick the can down the road.
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    Viewliner II Part 2: Dining Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

    That makes sense, I just saw it in the post above, not realizing they were commenting on something that old....
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    Viewliner II Part 2: Dining Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

    I thought BC on the Crescent was scrapped. Last time I was on the Crescent it was an AM-2 in front of the sleepers, but I'm pretty sure it isn't there anymore.
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    Refurbed Meteor coach car

    The bathrooms should be getting new floors.
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    New to Amtrak-carryons and food questions

    Since the OP mentioned NER and the Crescent, must be "Charlottesville"
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    How and when does Amtrak decide to add cars to a route?

    It still does some double stops....
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    How and when does Amtrak decide to add cars to a route?

    On trains running with HEP that is also limit since the Amtrak norm is HEP provided by one unit. On the other hand, platform length usually precludes trains from being long enough for that factor to apply.
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    How and when does Amtrak decide to add cars to a route?

    NYP tracks 9-14 Platforms E,F,&G used to be pretty long. Is that still the case? Thinking 16-17 cars....
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    Lakeshore Limited weekend work

    Hopefully, someone on the "inside" or someone who has taken the trip can shed some light...maybe they just pile stuff up at the end of a car, it's Amtrak, almost anything is possible..
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    Lakeshore Limited weekend work

    But what about Springfield? That's what made it curious to me. What if I wanted to check a bag Boston to Springfield, or Springfield to/from points West? Nothing on the schedule says anything about next day service....
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    Lakeshore Limited weekend work

    This becomes one of those Amtrak oddities...We have seen reports that the baggage car was pulled, on the other hand, the schedule on the website still shows checked bags at Boston/South Station and Springfield. Not ure wht is actually going on..
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    Increased Security Presence on Trains

    NY National Guard, and occasionally certain NYPD units may be seen reularly in NYP with rifles. Pretty sure they are M4 models, they come in a couple of versions with different firing modes (semi & 3 round burst, the other is semi auto or fully auto) I'm not sure who carries what.... I've never...
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    Empire Builder Superliner Roomette - power and charging sockets

    Dual voltge and dual frequency devices are much more common theses days.
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    Will Ram 1500 fit on Auto Train?

    Car and Driver lists it at 82.1 without mirrors....might be different final number with different styles of mirror if offered
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    Food in and around PSNY

    They are getting back the KMart space from 1 Penn and the station also, they are closing soon...
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    Protests continue for third day

    Belleville...Used to be a big Nortel facility there...just after 9-11 I was up there for a Nortel PBX software engineering class...knowing I was from NYC everyone was super supportive during my stay...
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    The Ocean - Changes could be coming in November

    I don't really think that is a question for a public forum...Any private matters someone wishes to discuss should remain exactly that, private, unless the person wishes to make them public.
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