Amfleet Refresh

Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, Amtrak67 of America, Tadman, gprimr1

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby Rockingham Racer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:46 am

"Page isn't available" message, George.
User avatar
Rockingham Racer
 
Posts: 3020
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:25 pm

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby RRspatch » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:32 am

gokeefe wrote:Here's the latest video from Amtrak on the Amfleet Refresh (via TrainRiders Northeast Facebook).


Apparently you have to be on Facebook to see this video. That is where I saw it in the Northeast Corridor Railfans group at FB.
Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel
Is just a freight train coming your way

No leaf clover ~ Metallica.
RRspatch
 
Posts: 176
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:22 am
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby BandA » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:43 pm

RRspatch wrote:
gokeefe wrote:Here's the latest video from Amtrak on the Amfleet Refresh (via TrainRiders Northeast Facebook).


Apparently you have to be on Facebook to see this video. That is where I saw it in the Northeast Corridor Railfans group at FB.
I'm logged in to facebook and cannot view. Either broken link or members only video. Why would a video not be marked public?
User avatar
BandA
 
Posts: 2121
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:47 am

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby Matt Johnson » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:24 pm

User avatar
Matt Johnson
 
Posts: 3948
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:57 pm
Location: Hazlet, NJ

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby gokeefe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:07 pm

Rockingham Racer wrote:"Page isn't available" message, George.


Wow. My apologies on that one. I will check into it and report back.
gokeefe
User avatar
gokeefe
 
Posts: 10242
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:28 pm
Location: Winthrop, Maine

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby gokeefe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:10 pm

BandA wrote:
RRspatch wrote:
gokeefe wrote:Here's the latest video from Amtrak on the Amfleet Refresh (via TrainRiders Northeast Facebook).


Apparently you have to be on Facebook to see this video. That is where I saw it in the Northeast Corridor Railfans group at FB.
I'm logged in to facebook and cannot view. Either broken link or members only video. Why would a video not be marked public?


No idea. I am seeing it as Public when I checked on it. ... Wondering if I'm not using the right type of link. Pretty sure mine was to mobile version.
gokeefe
User avatar
gokeefe
 
Posts: 10242
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:28 pm
Location: Winthrop, Maine

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby frigidlight » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:58 pm

I rode in one of the refreshed Amfleets on Saturday night from KIN to PHL on Regional #65. I actually much prefer the new seats to the old ones. More upright and less sag in the cushions led to what felt like better posture. The new LED lights and carpeting are much nicer than what used to be there and the car still had a "clean carpet" smell. I can't wait until these new interiors are rolled out to the entire fleet.
frigidlight
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:41 pm

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby gokeefe » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:19 pm

That is great to hear. Thanks for the report!
gokeefe
User avatar
gokeefe
 
Posts: 10242
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:28 pm
Location: Winthrop, Maine

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby BandA » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:04 am

How is the brightness & glare with the LED lighting?
User avatar
BandA
 
Posts: 2121
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:47 am

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:23 am

Earlier in this discussion, we noted the absence of armrests in any Amtrak Coach and further that the A-I's were so equipped when delivered, but those armrests were removed during subsequent rebuilds of the cars.

While the linked material is unrelated to this topic it does have one thought within such that I submit here as a Fair Use quotation:

http://www.livinglearninglovinglife.com ... story.html

For CRYING OUT LOUD – they need armrests that can be put down when you are sitting next to someone who is a stranger to you. It makes it so that you are basically sitting in a loveseat shaped space with someone you don’t know!!!!
Gilbert B Norman
 
Posts: 13242
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:52 am
Location: Clarendon Hills, IL (BNSF Chicago Sub; MP 18.71)

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby Tadman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:46 pm

I bet Amtrak originates 200+ trains/day. Every time, and at many times en-route, the conductor gets on the intercom and says something like "we're a full train, please take your stuff off the seat next to you, passengers need it".

Call me crazy, but putting an arm rest in between passengers is probably a good way to make it clear that the space is reserved for others, not a giant seat-couch (or "couchette" in euro-parlance) for one's detritus. It's also a great way to make people more comfortable with others next to them.

But $50 says this idea is too much common sense, ergo we'll just continue hollering at passengers over the PA, which is at best marginally effective.
Tadman
 
Posts: 8696
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:21 am
Location: Greater Chicago or New Orleans

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby JimBoylan » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:09 pm

I remember when the 1st Amfleet coaches had fixed armrests between the double seats. I also remember how hard and unyielding they seemed to be as I tried to slide over them to a window seat and got my hip joints too low and too soon. Ow!
JimBoylan
 
Posts: 3187
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:33 pm

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby east point » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:54 pm

JimBoylan wrote:I remember when the 1st Amfleet coaches had fixed armrests between the double seats. I also remember how hard and unyielding they seemed to be as I tried to slide over them to a window seat and got my hip joints too low and too soon. Ow!

So removed arm rests instead of making them fold up ?
east point
 
Posts: 864
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:50 pm

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby John_Perkowski » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:01 pm

BandA wrote:How is the brightness & glare with the LED lighting?


I'm at 80% LED at my house. It's a blue-ish light, it's powerful, but it's far more directional than incandescent ever was. That's in part due to the smaller element area, compared to an incandescent. I've not seen Amtrak seat lighting in the LED era, but I've seen it on busses in Europe. If you're on a tablet of some sort, it'll be a bit of a challenge.

My two cents.
~John Perkowski: Moderator: General Discussion: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Equipment
Assistant Administrator: Railroad.net/forums
Please don't feed the spammers! If you see spam, please notify a Moderator
User avatar
John_Perkowski
 
Posts: 4541
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:12 pm
Location: Off the Q main near Parkville MO

Re: Amfleet Refresh

Postby spRocket » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:30 pm

John_Perkowski wrote:I'm at 80% LED at my house. It's a blue-ish light, it's powerful, but it's far more directional than incandescent ever was. That's in part due to the smaller element area, compared to an incandescent. I've not seen Amtrak seat lighting in the LED era, but I've seen it on busses in Europe. If you're on a tablet of some sort, it'll be a bit of a challenge.


One thing to consider when going to LED lighting (or fluorescents for that matter) is color temperature. The soft-white (2400-3000K) LED bulbs do a good job of mimicking an incandescent bulb, while the cool white and daylight ones (5000-7000K) don't.

There are also LED tubes available both as drop-in replacements for old fluorescents, or with the fixtures rewired to bypass the ballast and starting circuitry. Some of these are noticeably brighter than the fluorescent tubes they replace.
When it's a tie at the railroad crossing, you lose.
User avatar
spRocket
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:44 pm
Location: Mokena, IL

PreviousNext

Return to Amtrak

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Greg Moore and 26 guests