Viewliner II Part 4: Sleeping Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

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StanJazz

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I have a ticket for the Cardinal for next year. While picking my accommodations Amtrak stated that there was a toilet in the car. They don't say the toilet is in the room like they used to. While that sounds like a V2 they probably state that so they can use which sleeper is available when they make up the train. Most likely it will be a V1.
 

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Ultimately, there are 50 VL1 that aren't going away, and 25 VL2 sleepers. Hopefully, money will be available to refresh or better yet, overhaul the VL1...
 
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I thought that was part of the VL2 plan? The company making the interior compartments was going to make enough to convert the VL1 fleet as well.

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RailPlan I believe made the original modules, as well as the VL2 and certainly could produce them, but as pointed out above, that is on hold. It is a great deal of work for minimum gain, unless the cars were also going to receive a complete overhaul.
 

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RailPlan I believe made the original modules, as well as the VL2 and certainly could produce them, but as pointed out above, that is on hold. It is a great deal of work for minimum gain, unless the cars were also going to receive a complete overhaul.
Replacing all the rooms would be a complete overhaul since the wiring, plumbing and A/C would probably all have to change. That leaves the trucks, windows and frame. Would make sense to fix any issues with the rest of the car at the same time.
 
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