Closer to the locomotives - - -On my solo T6 headed east, the sleepers were at the front of the train.
They used to try to position the Family Bedroom facing forward, which meant bedrooms forward/roomettes to the rear of the car. Lately consists have been reconfigured, so all bets are off.On Train 6, heading east of course, is there a tendency for sleeping cars to be positioned bedrooms first, or vice versa?
I believe so. Certainly cars with single rooms (e.g. cars with roomettes) had a defined front so that the one seat in those rooms faced forward. You see this today (ignoring that they're all currently suspended) with Via's Manor and Chateau sleepers which both have true single-person roomettes.Is it true that pre-Amtrak, sleeping cars were almost always oriented in a fixed direction and you knew which side of the train you'd be on.....much as you know this when selecting an airline seat or ship's cabin today?