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On long distance trains, would it be possible to use regualr Amfleet I coaches for passengers traveling less than 200 miles? Would this help the equipment shortage a little bit? Just a thought. :)
 

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Amfleet said:
On long distance trains, would it be possible to use regualr Amfleet I coaches for passengers traveling less than 200 miles? Would this help the equipment shortage a little bit? Just a thought. :)
Amfleet,

Not really since the equipment shortage is mainly Superliner equipment, and more specifically the Superliner sleepers and diners. Plus of course we could use a few more Viewliner's and maybe a couple of single level diners.

Coaches are the one thing that by and large Amtrak has enough of.
 
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actually there is a shortage of short distance equipment. On the Empire corridor Amtrak is pulling the dead turbo train with a Genises as standard. They have done this for at least a month. Also amtrak has pulled Horizon equipment from chicago to cover the Adirondak.

John
 

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Well there are signs of progress out there believe it or not. In the past few weeks I have run into two seperate car that were not refurbished at the beginning of the summer but are now. So hopefully this is a sign that Beech Grove is up and running and turning out cars. But, in a recent visit to the Sanford shops I saw many dilapidated Superliners, mostly from the AT wreck. I believe some of them were sent to Beech Grove for repairs, but some like 34126 had a large split down the middle. I'm in process of uploading these pictures from my camcorder to my computer, and will get them to Amfleet ASAP.
 

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Actually, Amtraks been cheating on their refurbs. I've noticed on some Amfleets pictures B-51 sent me that only the seats, curtains, and carpets were replaced. The walls still looked dirty and there was "information boards" at the end of the car.
 
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