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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by ConwayScenic252
 
I thought that was the one who told them to not get the dome car in the winter and got fired?
  by p42thedowneaster
 
Anyone have any details on the new NP dome car that was mentioned earlier this year? They made it sound like it was appearing relatively soon.

I have to say, while things are different (sometimes annoying like the station platform rules), there are really so many great things happening this year. 3 of the 5 First gens are running, plus the Budd, all 3 Second gens are moving, and steam is on regular schedule for the first time in very long time. While there is no specific railfans day, they have already done 3 railfan specials. Dining in the notch seems to be in good hands now. All season- Dome in the valley is a cool addition. GSmall continues to do great work in remodeling the notch coaches. There's ballast everywhere, tons of new equipment. Its impressive.

The to-do list (of fun things to do next) almost seems short...add dining in the valley, wheels & paint on 1751, restoration of the open air cars to service, and hopefully 501.
  by NHN503
 
p42thedowneaster wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:12 pm Anyone have any details on the new NP dome car that was mentioned earlier this year? They made it sound like it was appearing relatively soon.
It is currently stuck due to some mechanical defects found during inspection that will not allow it to roll further. I believe it's on CP in Ottawa?
  by Who
 
p42thedowneaster wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:12 pm Anyone have any details on the new NP dome car that was mentioned earlier this year? They made it sound like it was appearing relatively soon.

I have to say, while things are different (sometimes annoying like the station platform rules), there are really so many great things happening this year. 3 of the 5 First gens are running, plus the Budd, all 3 Second gens are moving, and steam is on regular schedule for the first time in very long time. While there is no specific railfans day, they have already done 3 railfan specials. Dining in the notch seems to be in good hands now. All season- Dome in the valley is a cool addition. GSmall continues to do great work in remodeling the notch coaches. There's ballast everywhere, tons of new equipment. Its impressive.

The to-do list (of fun things to do next) almost seems short...add dining in the valley, wheels & paint on 1751, restoration of the open air cars to service, and hopefully 501.
I believe it is a goal of theirs's to have the dining car return next year on the valley train, but you probably won't see a dinner train for the foreseeable future, it really comes down to staffing levels. Restaurants in the Valley and throughout are still struggling to find employment, a lot of restaurants have to close two days out of the week to give employees that are working time off and the ones that are open are still on limited hours compared to what it was pre-Covid. It took up until a month or two ago for the Omni Mt. Washington to hire enough staff to reopen Fabyan Station (with limited hours) and I still think they have other restaurants waiting to reopen.
  by p42thedowneaster
 
Yes, I definitely think they're smart to sideline dining for now. Like you say, it's a tough business to be in right now! I think they would be wise to lease it out to a hotel or restaurant that can provide the talent to make it spectacular.
  by ConwayScenic252
 
Where is #252? Did they fix it for nothing?
  by NHV 669
 
It's assigned to tomorrow's Mountaineer, according to their FB page.
  by NHN503
 
p42thedowneaster wrote: Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:53 pm Yes, I definitely think they're smart to sideline dining for now. Like you say, it's a tough business to be in right now! I think they would be wise to lease it out to a hotel or restaurant that can provide the talent to make it spectacular.
They used to. Remember?

They somehow convinced Cabin Fever to do it this year, and I really hope that they are able to get out of there with every dime they put in. They are really nice people and closed the restaurant temporally to do the train. I hope they ultimately don't lose the restaurant.
  by Who
 
Attitash had the contract for years but before them it was Horsefeathers.
I'm just curious, was Horsefeathers the first food service provider or did they have others before them?
  by p42thedowneaster
 
Before Horsefeathers it was the New England Inn. Still remember the awesome pot roast or roast beef whichever it was lol.
  by ConwayScenic252
 
NHN503 wrote: Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:17 pm. I hope they ultimately don't lose the restaurant.
As long as Swirk is in charge of CSRR, they probably will!
  by b&m 1566
 
That makes no sense, why would David be responsible for Cabin Fever losing their restaurant?
  by ConwayScenic252
 
It will catch the Swirk Curse and go down the same way as Attitash.
  by NHV 669
 
Attitash left due to (surprise) poor management. How does that apply to this scenario?
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