Please Mr. Anderson (sleeping suites in coach?)

Help Support Amtrak Unlimited Discussion Forum:

railiner

Conductor
Joined
Mar 20, 2009
Messages
7,971
Japan Railway Journal, one of the programs on NHK World (the international broadcast of the Japanese public media), recently had a segment on the overnight service Sunrise Seto and Sunrise Izumo. These trains have a variety of sleeper option, including the nobi nobi open section.

What a nice video, thanks for posting it!
That looks like a brilliant operation. I really liked the variety offered, and especially the ability for keyless locking of your door, when leaving the room. Too bad they didn't at least offer vending machines in that "bistro" car, for those that didn't bring their own food...
 

jiml

Conductor
Joined
Feb 27, 2019
Messages
1,349
If Amtrak starts some pure night trains they be even more practical since they would be in nightmode before boarding.
They had them in the NEC and VIA had the same between Toronto and Montreal overnight. There was never a need to "unmake" the beds other than changing sheets, etc. The cars would make the return trip the next night. Although both railways alleged low ridership for their cancellation, I believe equipment shortages made these routes easy targets.

Check out the thread about the Night Owl.
 
Last edited:

railiner

Conductor
Joined
Mar 20, 2009
Messages
7,971
They had them in the NEC and VIA had the same between Toronto and Montreal overnight. There was never a need to "unmake" the beds other than changing sheets, etc. The cars would make the return trip the next night. Although both railways alleged low ridership for their cancellation, I believe equipment shortages made these routes easy targets.

Check out the thread about the Night Owl.
Don't forget The Northstar and The Spirit of California...:)
 

jiml

Conductor
Joined
Feb 27, 2019
Messages
1,349
Don't forget The Northstar and The Spirit of California...:)
I had been aware of the Spirit, although thought it had been earlier than 80's. The Northstar is a new one on me and Google is no help, referring only to a current commuter service. Please fill in the blanks at your convenience.
 

railiner

Conductor
Joined
Mar 20, 2009
Messages
7,971
Last edited:
Top