Special announcement from Amtrak this weekend?

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Management shake up ???? Remember news that makes management look really bad comes on weekends. Usually after evening news on Saturday. The Olympic bombing suspect retraction a good example.
 
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Will their press conference be repeatedly interrupted by executives from Norfolk Southern, UP, and CSX, who will shove the Amtrak spox to the side, whenever and for as long as they choose?
Then the Amtrak exec's PA system will fail so they will have to ask CSX to borrow one of theirs, which will show up 5 hours later as they had to call up PA techs off of the extra board 😄
 

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I’m in agreement.
This actually makes some announcement about dining seem likely. It may not be the traditional dining we hoped for, but these clues make it pretty obvious.
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That pretty much nails in. Yahoo! As soon as the news hits, I'm booking something...
I am hoping you all are correct. I recently booked Silvers for a January trip. My fingers are crossed that traditional dining will return before my trip (or I can delay my trip).
 

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I’m skeptical it’s OBS related - we’d be getting info from rail passengers and rumors/leaks - my prediction is that it will be a big sale which they always do this time of year. Not trying to be a party pooper just a realist. With vaccine mandate still presenting unknowns regarding service I can’t imagine they’re thinking about expanded OBS at this time. Also when I look at the careers page the only possible traditional dining related jobs are one chef for the Chicago base (likely for the Zephyr) and a general OBS for the auto train.
 

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I’m skeptical it’s OBS related - we’d be getting info from rail passengers and rumors/leaks - my prediction is that it will be a big sale which they always do this time of year. Not trying to be a party pooper just a realist. With vaccine mandate still presenting unknowns regarding service I can’t imagine they’re thinking about expanded OBS at this time. Also when I look at the careers page the only possible traditional dining related jobs are one chef for the Chicago base (likely for the Zephyr) and a general OBS for the auto train.
There were a lot of OBS postings, including chefs, a month or 2 ago. If they were hired, they might be coming out of training soon.

I don't think passengers would know anything.
 

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There were a lot of OBS postings, including chefs, a month or 2 ago. If they were hired, they might be coming out of training soon.

I don't think passengers would know anything.
not talking about actual passengers but rather RPA, the passenger railroad advocacy group.

all Amtrak trains on BNSF lines will carry a Z9 symbol since the A symbols are meaningless. If you know, you know.
 

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There were a lot of OBS postings, including chefs, a month or 2 ago. If they were hired, they might be coming out of training soon.
There were but all the ones relevant to full dining cars seemed to be at crew bases serving the western long distance trains that currently have full service dining - unless someone spotted something I didn’t - but I never saw anything at NYP or MIA or anything like that.
 

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There were but all the ones relevant to full dining cars seemed to be at crew bases serving the western long distance trains that currently have full service dining - unless someone spotted something I didn’t - but I never saw anything at NYP or MIA or anything like that.
I did note some postings for MIA, but I don't remember how many nor whether they were food service related.
 

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The thing to look for would be chef and food specialist jobs - though I think prior to going flex in the east due to the smaller amount of tables and sleeper rooms they operated with just a chef, LSA - Diner, and one server. I never recalled seeing a food specialist on the eastern trains on the trips I took.
 
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