Amtrak/VIA Consists

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Amtrak/VIA Consists

Unread postby C&O6084 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:27 pm

Used to do this with Rail Travel News, a half-fold sheet newsletter out of Berkeley, CA, now defunct for some time.

Post full consists: date, train name & number, where you saw it, and any paint schemes other than tha current Phase 4.

First Entry:

3/17/16 (St Patrick's Day) in Kalamazoo
Wolverine Service # 351

36
54578
54566
54522
54580
48166
27

AND:
3/17/2016 Kalamazoo
Blue Water Ltd #365
37
54532
82720
82540
54527
54543
58103
Security kept me from getting the trailing loco number in Chicago

AND:
3/17/2016 Renssealear, IN
Cardinal, #50
163
90
66
Many deadheadeing cars
Unlnown Viewliner I sleeper
28017 Diner-Lite (rebuilt from Lounge II but not renumbered)
Several Amfleet II coaches
25072 Amfleet II coach
25012 (my) Amfleet II coach


Many deadhead cars, including new Viewliners of multiple types, random Suprliners and a HiLiner Lounge. Surprised so many cars were between loco HEP and the working train -- this makes available powwer somewhat unreliable. At least 26 cars total, all included. cars were lined up on highest-numbered even track when I arrived at CUS in AM.

A relatively short working train. I was shoved into the last car because after three lawsuits, Amtrak still can't take care of handicapped passengers. I was released "early" and promptly mowed over by the rush of passengers lined up in the Great Hall. All but one Renssealear passenger (me) was up in front, so the train had to make a double stop at Renssealear and a local police officer threatened the crew with fines, apparently not for the first time. Not sire local police can fine passenger trains, actually. Varies by state -- in Michigan they can't.
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Re: Amtrak/VIA Consists

Unread postby C&O6084 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:34 pm

Last night's (and by default, this morning's) Pere Marquette had DOme Lounge 10031, in Phase III paint, in the middle of the train. It's had some body work done since I saw it last -- no dents or dings anywhere.
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