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Amtrak pictures part 2
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Re: Amtrak pictures part 2
 
« Reply #100 on: Feb 25th, 2007, 11:13am »
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on Feb 25th, 2007, 5:11am, jmlaboda wrote:       (Click here for original message)
"This is the interior of the car I was in, looking down the roomette aisle. "
 
I believe these car called "Economy" rooms.  Roomettes were for single passenger travel, the "Economy" rooms are suitable for single or double occupacy.

 
No, Amtrak changed the various names of the rooms about three years ago now, IIRC.  The smaller room on the current Amtrak equipment, once called Standard, is now the Roomette.  What used to be called a Deluxe Bedroom, is now known simply as a Bedroom.


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« Reply #101 on: Feb 25th, 2007, 5:24pm »
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I didn't know this... just goes to show you how long its been since I've seen an Amtrak timetable...

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Re: Amtrak pictures part 2
 
« Reply #102 on: Feb 26th, 2007, 4:19pm »
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on Feb 25th, 2007, 5:24pm, jmlaboda wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I didn't know this... just goes to show you how long its been since I've seen an Amtrak timetable...

But I don't think there have ever been sleeper accomodations on Superliner trainsets that were only suitable for one passenger...  Even though the nomenclature has changed (way to really muck things up for frequent users), the layout hasn't - so far as I know.  I could totally be wrong.  But I think that there have always been a mininum capacity of two persons in all Amtrak sleepers - at least the Superliners.
 
And you bring up an interesting point.  Today, ALL sleeper passengers are first class passsengers.  Has there been a time in Amtraks history (perhaps in the Technicolor days) that there were different 'classes' of sleeper passengers?


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« Reply #103 on: Mar 2nd, 2007, 2:48pm »
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on Feb 26th, 2007, 4:19pm, VentureForth wrote:       (Click here for original message)

But I don't think there have ever been sleeper accomodations on Superliner trainsets that were only suitable for one passenger...  Even though the nomenclature has changed (way to really muck things up for frequent users), the layout hasn't - so far as I know.  I could totally be wrong.  But I think that there have always been a mininum capacity of two persons in all Amtrak sleepers - at least the Superliners.

 
Correct, the Superliner's have always had the same layout and rooms that accomodate two.  In fact the only variation of a Superliner sleeper was the 6 Deluxe Sleepers that were purchased for use on the Auto Train.  Instead of roomettes/standard rooms on the upper level, they have 10 bedrooms/deluxe bedrooms on the upper level.  Normal is 5 Deluxe bedrooms on the upper level.
 
Palm Beach (32501) was badly damaged in the Auto Train derailment 5 years ago and is still out of service.  Last I heard it was only being held for insurance purposes and once released from that, it will most likely be scrapped.


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« Reply #104 on: Mar 23rd, 2007, 8:57am »
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This picture  to me is one of my favorite picture that I have taken.
I don't know the number of this train. It is passing under the 4th St,
bridge at the SEPTA Darby Station



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« Reply #105 on: Mar 23rd, 2007, 9:11am »
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I have been coming to Darby Station know for over 50 years to watch
trains. Back in the 60s you saw all kinds of train rolling down the four  
track main line. Today just passenger trains. Here is a picture of  
Acela passing the station. For Acela next stop is Wilmington, De.



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« Reply #106 on: Mar 29th, 2007, 1:57pm »
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Here is a picture of my favorite Amtrak train. The Crescent passing under
The CSX tracks in SW Philly near the old Brill Tower.



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« Reply #107 on: May 28th, 2007, 7:12pm »
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HHP-8 651 sitting in front of 30th Street Station in Philly on May 19th. For those MSTS'ers, this is the same HHP-8 as the default one.

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« Reply #108 on: May 28th, 2007, 7:15pm »
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The following day, an Acela Express zip across the Skyukill River as viewed from my car. Although it's off center, it made for an interesting photo in the setting sun.

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« Reply #109 on: May 28th, 2007, 7:17pm »
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Some ExpressTrak boxcars/reefers stored in Harrisburg on May 20.

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« Reply #110 on: May 28th, 2007, 7:47pm »
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Here is a picture of Acela passing the old Brill Tower in S.W. Philly.  
If you look in the window you can see me taking the picture



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« Reply #111 on: May 31st, 2007, 2:54pm »
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While riding on board the Western Maryland Scenic Line, the Eastbound Capitol Limited came by. This was taken on May 6, at "The Narrows".
 
Not the best picture, but at least it's there


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« Reply #112 on: May 31st, 2007, 11:06pm »
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Empire Service train 283 crossing Spuyten Duyvil swing bridge over Harlem river on May 29, 2007

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« Reply #113 on: May 31st, 2007, 11:08pm »
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Train 69 Adirondak crossing Spuyten Duyvil swing bridge over Harlem River May 29, 2007

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« Reply #114 on: Sep 9th, 2007, 4:10pm »
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Re: Amtrak pictures part 2
 
« Reply #115 on: Sep 9th, 2007, 7:14pm »
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Here's one I took on the SRC
 

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« Reply #116 on: Sep 9th, 2007, 10:37pm »
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Really need to figure out how to get back East and ride the Adirondack when the leaves turn. Pity I can't afford to charter a dome for the trip...

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« Reply #117 on: Sep 9th, 2007, 11:52pm »
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hmmm wonder what chartering something like that would cost... or is that not even possible in less your one of the higher ups or more important type of person so to speak.

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« Reply #118 on: Sep 10th, 2007, 2:22pm »
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There are a number of private cars, including a number of domes, available for charter. All it takes is money. Typical rates seem to be roughly $3-5,000 per day if memory of the last time I looked at some of the rates serves..

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« Reply #119 on: Sep 10th, 2007, 6:31pm »
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Hmm that seems like something neat to save up for an do some day

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