Viewliner II Part 3: Bag/Dorm Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

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Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?
Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
He might mean eta of the first bag/dorms (aka, bad/dorms
). My guess is a long-running ABC news show.
20/20? Where'd you see that that's the date of delivery?
Personal guess not based on any facts. On the other hand, pessimism regarding Viewliner II production has generally been rewarded.
 

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Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?
Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread. I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.
 

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Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?
Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread.I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.
Thanks. So it's this week but I guess we don't know the date yet.
 

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Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?
Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread.I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.
Thanks. So it's this week but I guess we don't know the date yet.
If I got it right, it leaves on 67 tonight. Will hang out in DC tomorrow. Then hop on 97 on Friday.
 

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Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?
Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread. I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.
You don’t wanna be up for 67 to go by Newark a little after 5am? [emoji23]
 

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Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?
Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread.I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.
You don’t wanna be up for 67 to go by Newark a little after 5am? [emoji23]
Nope, but I am considering catching 67 on my way to the Gathering. Figure that one out.
 

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On most folks list of "where I'd like to be at 5 AM" I'm betting Newark Penn Station doesn't turn up that often.
 
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On most folks list of "where I'd like to be at 5 AM" I'm betting Newark Penn Station doesn't turn up that often.
He's referring to Newark, DE. And he's a bit off since 67 leaves WIL at 5:22. So, more likely whiz by Newark around 5:30-5:45.
 
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I see the new, toilet-less, roomettes will still have the storage cubby over the hallway ceiling.
Yeah but the rod that goes across the opening restricts the size of the luggage you can put up there and makes it difficult to access it. I wish they came up with a better solution.
 

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My bad, I should have realized that. I've actually taken both 66 and 67 and instead of trying to be funny I should have thought first and typed second.
 

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My bad, I should have realized that. I've actually taken both 66 and 67 and instead of trying to be funny I should have thought first and typed second.
Join the others who give DE no respect.
 

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Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?
Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread.I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.
Thanks. So it's this week but I guess we don't know the date yet.
My goodness. Is this what happens when I'm actually direct?

Next week ? The usual Monday or Tuesday ? Since this is SATurday ? ? ?
Next week. The usual days.

Almost guaranteed to be within a few days, as I'm leaving town for the week in the morning. TR7 seems to know my travel schedule and schedules deliveries when I'm unavailable.
Believe me, Fleets One and Two will not want much to do with this move. Due to track work and the Empire outage, the moves are taking place in the middle of the night. Even the move to WAS will occur on the Night Owl. Fleets Three and Four will find the cars in the usual spots, but on a Saturday.
 

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Thirdrail, can you give us a cryptic ETA of the new cars?
Hmm, he already did let us know when the 1st one is headed south. See diner thread.
I'm looking through the diner thread and I couldn't find any hints about the day. It's probably right there and I'm just blind but could you link or multiquote it?
Sorry, it’s in this thread.I would be out there now to catch it, but it’s headed to WAS on a different train this time.
You don’t wanna be up for 67 to go by Newark a little after 5am? [emoji23]
Nope, but I am considering catching 67 on my way to the Gathering. Figure that one out.
I've been on 66 way to many times from PHL to BOS.
 

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Join the others who give DE no respect.


My bad, I should have realized that. I've actually taken both 66 and 67 and instead of trying to be funny I should have thought first and typed second.
Delaware, no respect???

Why....I spent a week there, one night....
 

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I have a cousin who worked for Gore for many years. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.......
 

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TR7 - Not going to quote the giant post to reply to one line.

I would love to see any type of sleeper back on 67/66, but it's certainly not pure profit. Boston has no one that is trained in the sleepers who can go back to working them, without giving up their LSA seniority, due to the contact. So unless we'd have WAS or NYP crew it and do a crew change at their respective crew base, we'd have hirings to be done in Boston, then the expense of crewing the car. At least now we already know what "meals" could be easily provided to the cafe to feed the sleeper.

Anyway, I had talked to a higher up manager on the corridor "MD" who at the time said they were interested in getting a sleeper back on 67 at some point, once the sleepers came in.
 

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Why not staff the 66/67 Sleeper out of NY or WAS Triley? No need to use New Hire Boston Crew for one car right?
 
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Why not staff the 66/67 Sleeper out of NY or WAS Triley? No need to use New Hire Boston Crew for one car right?
Because the SCA would have to either deadhead or switch at NYP or WAS. 66/67 goes all the way to Newport News, so you'd either have to switch crews at an existing base, deadhead staff, go without a SCA for a portion of the route (if that's even allowed) or hire new staff to start at one of the endpoints.
 
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