Viewliner II Part 4: Sleeping Car production, delivery, speculation

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Kbyrdleroydogg

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I take a Lake Shore Limited train from Chicago to Albany Rensselaer NY on Wed night at 9:30.
What is the chance I will get a Viewliner II train rather than a Viewliner I?
 

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I take a Lake Shore Limited train from Chicago to Albany Rensselaer NY on Wed night at 9:30.
What is the chance I will get a Viewliner II train rather than a Viewliner I?
What's the car number on your ticket? If it's 4812, then that should be a VLII
 
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Unless my eyes played tricks on me this evening (and the 🍷affected my comprehension), when I saw today's 92 pass north of Orlando, it appeared that there were only 2 VII sleepers and 3 VI sleepers (10 and 14 were new and 11, 12 and 13 were old), which is not the "usual" consist.
 

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Unless my eyes played tricks on me this evening (and the 🍷affected my comprehension), when I saw today's 92 pass north of Orlando, it appeared that there were only 2 VII sleepers and 3 VI sleepers (10 and 14 were new and 11, 12 and 13 were old), which is not the "usual" consist.
Confirmed on Plant City railcam. So it was just 9212 that was abnormal; they probably had to swap in a spare VL I for a bad-ordered VL II.
 

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Does anyone have a diagram of the current Viewliner II trains?

I have one where the roomettes are 12 but I was told by an Amtrak rep that they have 10 now.
 
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