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Re: M8 barcars

Postby runningwithscalpels » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:30 pm

I was on an M8 not too long ago plastered in Johnnie Walker Black posters - I don't think booze advertisement would preclude a sponsorship if that avenue were to be explored.

That said, yeah, the Bar Car thing really does need to be dropped until some sort of concrete move is made one way or the other regarding them.
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Re: M8 barcars

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:07 pm

big difference between sponsoring or advertising, now can we leave the flippin bar cars were they are, now where soon ??
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Re: M-8 Cars

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:26 pm

bar car said anyone ?? Like this that might never be produced ?
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Re: M-8 Cars

Postby Fan Railer » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:35 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:bar car said anyone ?? Like this that might never be produced ?

Is there a link to the new release containing this graphic? I remember seeing it quite some time ago lol
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Re: M-8 Cars

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:16 pm

I'd like to think that a Gannett owned publication, the Westchester County Journal News, is not in the business of making stuff up. But, absent that being the case, the Bar Cars could roll again over the New Haven Railroad.
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Re: M-8 Cars

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:49 pm

read who gives info , not Metro North or CDOT the newspaper just publishes what ever claptrap anyone puts forward.
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Re: M-8 Cars

Postby Tadman » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:33 pm

Gilbert B Norman wrote:I'd like to think that a Gannett owned publication, the Westchester County Journal News, is not in the business of making stuff up. But, absent that being the case, the Bar Cars could roll again over the New Haven Railroad.


DutchRailnut wrote:read who gives info , not Metro North or CDOT the newspaper just publishes what ever claptrap anyone puts forward.


You guys argue like two little old ladies.

The Journal News clearly states that the source is the CT transport commissioner - a very official position. It also clearly states that he has no firm plans and is "looking for companies that might" retrofit bar cars - a very tentative status.
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Re: M-8 Cars

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:23 pm

I didn't see this posted in here, but why not convert the S-Cars to Bar Cars? They were after all meant for versatility.
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Re: M-8 Cars

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:44 pm

The S-cars will never be bar cars , no water provision, no extra cooling provision and no bathroom.
10 cars were specifically build for possible future bar car conversion (but may never be done)
pairs with B car to become bar cars maybe in very very future , nahh just kidding??? :
A/B Café Car Pair 9530 / 9631
A/B Café Car Pair 9532 / 9633
A/B Café Car Pair 9534 / 9635
A/B Café Car Pair 9536 / 9637
A/B Café Car Pair 9538 / 9639
A/B Café Car Pair 9540 / 9641
A/B Café Car Pair 9542 / 9643

its a lot more likely after endless CDOT studies that the 6 in number will just be changed to a 5 .
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Re: M-8 Cars

Postby Jeff Smith » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:52 pm

Thanks I forgot that. I'm beginning to think this will either go by wayside, or carriage in those cars will require a higher fare, i.e. similar to a parlor car. If you're going to lose the capacity (and revenue) might as well go for more money.
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Re: M-8 Cars

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:53 pm

mark my words, there will not be any bar cars, not now or in future.
even CDOT found that the bar carts on GCT platforms make way more money than any bar service on trains.
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Re: M8 barcars

Postby nomis » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:54 am

This is the splinter thread from the original M-8 thread :-)
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Re: M8 barcars

Postby Jeff Smith » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:58 pm

Moderators are not covered by worker's comp for splinters ;-)
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Re: M-8 Cars

Postby Travelsonic » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:12 am

DutchRailnut wrote:Image

I assume that is not meant to be to scale, right? Looks like those booths would be TINY if they were to scale. :P
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Re: M8 barcars

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:21 am

yes it is scale and no their still not converting M-8's to bar cars and probably never will.
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