Consist (Make-up) of the Cardinal # 50 & 51

Amtrak Unlimited Discussion Forum

Help Support Amtrak Unlimited Discussion Forum:

WWW

No real RR Job
AU Supporting Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2018
Messages
509
Location
MSP
Will be making a round trip from Chicago to Huntington WV in October - - -
What is the consist make-up of this train
Locomotive
Locomotive ?
Baggage car
View Liner cars ? ? ?
Roomette Sleeper cars located where in the mix ?
Other useful trivia etc. appreciated & thanks !
 

CCC1007

Customer Service Agent
Joined
Jan 2, 2015
Messages
1,846
The normal consist that I have seen in videos recently, barring any equipment going to or coming from Beech Grove, is Locomotive, Coach, Coach, Cafe, Sleeper, Baggage/Dorm.

As for any given day, there may be changes to the consist for demand (IF Amtrak MANAGEMENT had any sense at all).
 

pennyk

Amtrak Rider
Staff member
Administator
Moderator
Gathering Team Member
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
13,820
Location
Orlando, FL
On the cardinal 50 is there a cafe car for coach passengers?
Yes, there is normally a cafe car that is available for coach passengers. When I last traveled, the cafe/diner car was shared with sleeper passengers and, if I remember correctly, it was not available at certain times.
 
Top