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NEC Long Distance Train Question


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I've been noticing that the consists of many recent Silver Meteor, Silver Star, and Crescent trains have consists similar to those trains of the 90s: Loco-Amfleet IIs-Baggage car-Diner-Viewliners. Is there any reason why Amtrak switched from the Loco-Baggage Car-Diner-Amfleet IIs configuration?

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He answered it. :)

 

Yea i noticed that too, at first i was thinking they couldn't turn trains properly at sunnyside, but then i saw like 7, 8 of them over a few weeks.

 

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Sorry, what I meant was that Amtrak used the most recent configuration back in the 90s. Was there any reason why Amtrak switched it towards year 2000 to the "old" configuration like those of 3 months ago?

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No express business anymore. It was easier to keep the mail and express on the back for switching and keeping the sleepers up front meant you were able to switch cars in the rear with out disturbing the passengers. Then it was just kept and now their back to the old.

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They do a lot of good stuff. Sometimes they go about it the wrong way.

 

By the way i saw the only fully painted diner, and a northeast direct viewliner and a metroliner livery amfleet at nyp today. The diner & metroliner coach were on the same consist.

 

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