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Re: Amtrak questions

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Tue May 15 23:53:03 2012, in response to Re: Amtrak questions, posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Tue May 15 22:27:46 2012.

Indeed both sections are the LSL as was the case in NYC times and as is the case w/ the Empire Builder west of Spokane.
On the issue of train lengths, I would point out the capacities of the cars are greater than in the "classical" era. Because I had access to 1961 consists of the California Zephyr arriving Oakland, I was able to compare seats/beds with the current Amtrak version. In fact the current Amtrak train has a few more beds and a few less seats than in 1961. Conversely it would take half a dozen Amtrak LSLs to equal what NYC was running in 61. The same is true of Florida service--Amtrak runs a minor shadow of what ACL and SAL ran ,not to mention that Cut Slash and eXecute has shredded the former mainlines seriously constraining capacity.

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