- Sep 2, 2017
It's nice seeing the pictures of the Syracuse station. I lived in Syracuse for 4 years in the mid 1980's and took the LSL to New York City and Chicago several times. The station was in Liverpool. It was inconvenient and not a nice place so the "new" station is much better. If you go to RIT you'll probably get used to the snow. After a while you appreciate the beauty and learn to deal with the rest!
Departing Schenectady now. Should be arriving in Rochester in about 3 1/2 hours.
BTW, I got these shots of #449 across the platform at ALB before it was combined with the #49. One Boston section passenger who had hopped off for some fresh air started freaking out when it started to pull away, and was very hesitant to accept that it would be back in literally two or three minutes, and was just going forward 500 feet or so to back into our track. As I’ve said before, some people really can’t handle the idea of trains splitting or combining. /monthly_2019_02/9B663EE9-35F9-4A7D-9D75-A9D23F73E1DF.thumb.jpeg.e3400c11b4ff9495bab138c26dd596e1.jpeg/monthly_2019_02/7EA51502-9C32-4D31-831E-DDB49B328FE0.thumb.jpeg.1e3a43d65341127361d2aeb103cdccb4.jpeg/monthly_2019_02/FE8DDEA8-13E1-4BF3-9C83-A4B0FDE86F3F.thumb.jpeg.48cca6f745924f358ba902104e6d98da.jpeg
And I definitely wouldn’t want to be in a Bedroom or high number Roomette in that sleeper!
There were two NY sleepers, but as I said in the below post, 4812 was out of commission due to a couple pipes bursting.Was there only one New York sleeper on your return trip? Maybe that was why the Boston sleeper was sold out - to accommodate some passengers who would ordinarily have been in a New York sleeper. Thanks.
So I learned from the diner/sleeper-lounge/whatever attendant, that the 4812 sleeper (car 62040) is actually out of commission due to the discovery last night in Chicago that some pipes had frozen, burst, and subsequently flooded the entire car with waste. It turns out this is the reason why one lady we met on the platform in Rochester who is also going to NYP in a Roomette, had without any explanation received a new e-ticket that has her in coach on the LSL to Albany, at which point she then has to transfer to Business class on a different train to NYP.
Particularly striking here is the fact that that was the exact car we were in two days ago on the way to Rochester, and apparently would have even had the same SCA (Melanie) had it run today. :unsure:
Not an issue.So the 4812 car was still on your train 48 but it was out of service. I guess I had thought that it had been bad--ordered in Chicago and left there. Sorry if I misunderstood this. Thanks.
That sounds like a "fix the packaging" problem. They should fix it.[SIZE=12pt]But the attendant on #49 explained that the main issue with that is that they just can’t fit all the boxed meals it would take to serve coach passengers. That sounds about right when you consider the fact that they needed FOUR full size trash cans to dispose of all the boxes on this trip.[/SIZE]