- Aug 24, 2003
Cap uses three sets, not two.But I know and like Paul better than Peter!
So, if there are only two sets on the Capital Ltd that would only free up 4 coaches and 2 sleepers. Not enough to regularly add equipment to even a single western train.
Might be a modest benefit by increasing the pool of standby equipment to protect the existing shortened consists, but that's about it I guess.
File this idea this under the heading "Not worth it." Under the circumstances I will waive my usual consulting fee.
The whole idea of converting the Cap to a single level train at present is a non starter because there simply is not enough single level equipment available to do so. Well it could possibly converted to an all Coach train using the stored Horizon fleet, with no Diner and an Amfleet I or Horizon Cafe, but who wants that? Even with all stored equipment back in service there really aren't enough Diners and Lounges to operate anything more than fully equipped current single level service reliably.