Lake Shore Limited

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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:28 pm

During the Winter the Lake Shore gets pounded by the "Lake Effect" storms off the Great Lakes. ADD to that Freights crapping out due to
units failing due to weather conditions.The Late EHH's ideas about locomotive fleet size didn't help as well.
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby Philly Amtrak Fan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:42 pm

With all the potential problems with the route they really could use the Broadway Limited/Three Rivers back as an alternate between NYP-CHI when bad things happen (like when I took it or on New Year's Eve). Or they should have something like the Crescent Star (New York to Dallas via Meridian) so you can get to Texas without going through Chicago. Anything to avoid snow issues.
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby F40CFan » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:06 am

I miss the Broadway. Always had a good trip on it.
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby east point » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:09 am

Is 448 , 449 without sleeper due to 91 incident ?
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby lordsigma12345 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:14 am

I will go out to a spot where I can see it and check today when it passes.
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby Train60 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:58 pm

east point wrote:Is 448 , 449 without sleeper due to 91 incident ?

So does that mean the train is nothing more than a baggage car, cafe and single coach at the moment? (I say single coach because thats what I saw on the westbound about two weeks ago.)
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby nomis » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:13 pm

As of Monday night, there was 2 engines and 4 cars on 448-04 into Boston, a V-Sleeper, V-Bag, Cafe, & Coach.
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby lordsigma12345 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:28 pm

I went out today and caught 449 as it passed through Springfield station. Was the usual consist for this time of year including the sleeper.
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby hs3730 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:55 pm

How long have they been doing a single coach? For some reason I always remember:
vbag-vsleep-cafe/lounge-coach-coach

Or is it once they replaced the lounge car with business/cafe that they decided that was good enough?
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby leviramsey » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:53 am

They may add the extra coach based on the season. I'm fairly sure that when I took 449/448 in July there were two coaches.
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Postby Rockingham Racer » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:41 am

Most long distance trains at this time of year are shorter. It's been going on now for a few years. One of the airlines that serves our region cut service by 1/3 last month. That would be 3 down to 2 flights per day to and from DFW.
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