Cardinal Sleeper Car luggage space

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It's been 20 years since we rode the Cardinal to DC, and we're heading there in Sept. from IND with some friends (each couple occupying a bedroom). Every other LD trip since then has been on Superliners (bedrooms), so my question is about luggage space on the Viewliner Sleeper car. Superliner sleepers have that luggage storage on the lower level; does the Viewliner sleeper have similar space on its one level?
 

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It's been 20 years since we rode the Cardinal to DC, and we're heading there in Sept. from IND with some friends (each couple occupying a bedroom). Every other LD trip since then has been on Superliners (bedrooms), so my question is about luggage space on the Viewliner Sleeper car. Superliner sleepers have that luggage storage on the lower level; does the Viewliner sleeper have similar space on its one level?
No
I don’t know about the bedrooms but do know that the roomettes have a cubby across from the upper bunk (goes over the hallway) that can hold luggage.
 

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It's been 20 years since we rode the Cardinal to DC, and we're heading there in Sept. from IND with some friends (each couple occupying a bedroom). Every other LD trip since then has been on Superliners (bedrooms), so my question is about luggage space on the Viewliner Sleeper car. Superliner sleepers have that luggage storage on the lower level; does the Viewliner sleeper have similar space on its one level?
As was said, No they don't.

But on Full Viewliners, with lots of Luggage that doesn't fit in the Rooms, the SCAs store it wherever there's extra Space like the Shower or in an Unoccupied Room .

Viewliner Roomettes he lots more storage Space than Superliner ones.
 

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Someone jump in if I'm mistaken, but Indianapolis to Washington, checked baggage would be available so some of the luggage (things that you absolutely won't need during the train ride) could be checked. The space over the bathrooms on the VL bedroom is not bad.
 

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the SCAs store it wherever there's extra Space like the Shower
This is an irritant for me. Too often, I have found the Shower to be used by the SCA as a storage area for trash bags, etc. Just my opinion, of course, but it is an imposition on me to find the SCA in the early morning and ask that the stuff be removed so that I may use the Shower.
 

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Someone jump in if I'm mistaken, but Indianapolis to Washington, checked baggage would be available so some of the luggage (things that you absolutely won't need during the train ride) could be checked. The space over the bathrooms on the VL bedroom is not bad.
Your are, indeed, correct, according to the timetable. There's a luggage icon (indicating checked baggage availability) next to arrival/departure times. Thank you; I hadn't noticed that or even thought about it.
 

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Reminder: checking bags does require extra time at the station, it is discussed on the website. Can't just show up and hop on.
 

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This is an irritant for me. Too often, I have found the Shower to be used by the SCA as a storage area for trash bags, etc. Just my opinion, of course, but it is an imposition on me to find the SCA in the early morning and ask that the stuff be removed so that I may use the Shower.
If I don't see the attendant in the vicinity, I just place the obstacles in his room. No one has complained yet.
 

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I just got off the Cardinal from a roomettte. We had two carry on bags and a backpack. Two carry ons went in the ceiling storage (fit with room to spare) and the backpack went under the seat for easy access. No storage issues.
 

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If I don't see the attendant in the vicinity, I just place the obstacles in his room. No one has complained yet.
Yes, I ought to have done that on occasion. There was one morning, though, when I arose quite early and wanted to take a shower. The door to his Roomette was closed; he wasn't up yet.
 

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Yes, I ought to have done that on occasion. There was one morning, though, when I arose quite early and wanted to take a shower. The door to his Roomette was closed; he wasn't up yet.
In that scenario, vestibule or hallway.
 

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Hadn't considered the vestibule. Did consider the hallway, but, didn't feel that was the proper thing to do.
Neither is loading the shower with bags or trash. I look for the attendant, but if he isn't there, the hall is where it goes. Complaints can go to him.
 

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I am in my 60s and have developed a fairly easy method to get my bags into the Viewliner cubby.

Pull the upper berth down.
Put the bag on the upper.
Raise the upper to the middle detent.

The upper is now the same level as the cubby.

Slide the bag into the cubby from the upper.

Fully raise the upper.
 
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