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    Acela7 Guest

    Default amtrak palmetto?

    Ok, I thought that the train from New York > Tampa was called the Silver Palm, and that it had a sleeping car. After just going to Amtrak's website, they called it the "Palmetto" and that there was no sleeper. Now, I find this hard to believe, because, I just saw the "Palm" on my vacation to Florida back in april, and not only was it announced on the intercom @ Tampa station as the "Silver Palm" but it also had a Viewliner Sleeper, the "Summit View" on it. If Amtrak truly has taken the sleeper off of the Palm, I guess I'm lucky to have gotten a picture of it.

    -Jesse

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    Default RE: amtrak palmetto?

    They are so short of equipment right now there's no telling what's going to become "normal" for a while. The Beech Grove shop is filling up with long-distance equipment they can't afford to repair. One more damaged or wrecked car and the whole system is likely to suffer noticeably.

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    ryanp029 Guest

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    amtrak did re-name the silver palm, #89 an #90 back to the palmetto. along with the name change, amtrak removed the sleeper and the diner for a business class car (re-furbished amfleet II coach). 89/90 still runs with a baggage car, crew car, amfleet II business class car, amfleet II lounge, 3-4 amfleet II coaches, and LOTS of mail on the rear.

    ryan

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    Acela7 Guest

    Default RE: amtrak palmetto?

    Just to be a pest :-) I thought I would correct you in saying that the mail cars are in the front, mainly because of the Tampa, and I'm sure others, require that the train back in.

    -Jesse

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    ryanp029 Guest

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    sorry about my last post,

    they do run mail car behind the motors, ahead of the baggage. also, between PHL and JAX, you can find nearly a dozen or so RoadRailers bringing up the marker...


    ryan










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