VRE to retire the last of the old gallery cars

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Re: VRE to retire the last of the old gallery cars

Postby ExCon90 » Sat May 06, 2017 1:25 pm

Yes, and very convenient. You could put something there and retrieve it at arm's length without getting out of your seat--and since it was at eye level you were less likely to forget something when you got up to leave the train.
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Re: VRE to retire the last of the old gallery cars

Postby Railman1396 » Fri May 12, 2017 8:22 am

Well after a retirement ceremony for the legacy cars, apparently some of the new cars are having issues. So the legacy cars are back in service- for now.
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Re: VRE to retire the last of the old gallery cars

Postby Railman1396 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:27 am

The legacy cars will be hauled to DC tomorrow, and then leaving out on a special Amtrak train Sat the 29th at 0500 headed south.
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Re: VRE to retire the last of the old gallery cars

Postby Tadman » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:19 am

JDC wrote:Were the white metal racks down the center (bolted to the second level) for luggage? To prevent falls?


There is both a hand rail for fall protection as well as a luggage rack above that. It's a pretty convenient setup.
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