• Lake Shore Limited

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

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  by nomis
 
AFAIK, Only 2 weekends in August so far are bustituted, due to CP-6 signal construction and crossover.
  by BandA
 
http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/ ... ement.aspx
Amtrak's Lakeshore Limited Line Service impacts for two weekends: July 28-29 and August 4-5. Shuttle bus service between Albany, NY and Boston.
Perhaps the signal & crossover work are happening at the same time? Also affects MBTA Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail. This project is being done in two parts, half last year, half this year. It's quite a little choke point.
  by J.D. Lang
 
It will be interesting to see how much track work CSX will be doing on their part of the B&A this summer. As we all know a lot of the B&A is single track and in past years they usually do 10 hour shutdowns for 4 days a week for a number of weeks. This has effected 448/449 numerous times during the summer months with bustitution. I would think that they will have to turn 48/49 a number of times at Rennselear. They will somehow have to do a complete service and restock at A/R. Should be interesting.

J. Lang
  by Rockingham Racer
 
Minor correction, J.D. There is no 48/49 in the timetable this summer. It's 448/449 only.
  by J.D. Lang
 
Minor correction, J.D. There is no 48/49 in the timetable this summer. It's 448/449 only.
Ok, Thanks.

J.Lang
  by benboston
 
J.D. Lang wrote:It will be interesting to see how much track work CSX will be doing on their part of the B&A this summer. As we all know a lot of the B&A is single track and in past years they usually do 10 hour shutdowns for 4 days a week for a number of weeks. This has effected 448/449 numerous times during the summer months with bustitution. I would think that they will have to turn 48/49 a number of times at Rennselear. They will somehow have to do a complete service and restock at A/R. Should be interesting.

J. Lang
They could go Albany to Springfield to Fitchburg to North Station...
  by Backshophoss
 
The CSX trackwork is on the grades in western Ma. I would not run on the P&W/PAR Worcester main due to piss poor track conditions on PAR side,
at maybe 15 mph(more like 10 mph) for Passenger trains.

What works for deadhead equipment moves for MBTA and Amtrak's Downeaster service, would be a nitemare for a loaded passenger train.
  by StLouSteve
 
I'm on the Lake Shore now and we have a new diner but it is only being used as lounge space for sleeper passengers. To add insult to injury, the aisle alongside the kitchen has several LSL posters showing dining car service.
  by ryanov
 
What can you tell us about the food and how all that works?
  by johnpbarlow
 
Here's a photo of a 9 car 449 (with one engine) running through Wellesley Farms T station on Wednesday 6/6/18 with Viewdiner and two sleepers. And the link is to a video of the next day's 449 passing through Wellesley Hills T station with a Downeaster cabbage car and three sleepers plus Viewdiner Harrisburg, again pulled by a single Genesis.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jpbarlow/ ... 418943497/
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  by StLouSteve
 
Breakfast is a box of food. More than enough. Highlights are slices of fresh fruit and yourgurt cup with granola and berries. You also get banana bread and muffin along with Kind bars. Fresh coffee available. Not a bad option for shorter corridor trains but quite a disappointment for overnight sleeper routes. Lots of passenger grumbling. Fellow passenger sporting a hat that says “Save Amtrak, Fire Anderson” Box is eco friendly balsa wood and touted as same by paper insert.

(I have pix of the menu but unsure how to post here)
  by mohawkrailfan
 
Well, on the plus side, the Boston sleepers are further from the horn than they've ever been before.
  by ryanov
 
How about dinner? And how does one get the food, etc.?

What’s this “amenity kit” they’re touting?
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
The New York Times has a feature article appearing in print today on that there is presently no New York-Chicago train:

http://nytimes.com/2018/06/08/nyregion/ ... ntury.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Fair Use:
The train route between New York City and Chicago was once the apex of luxury travel: Passengers boarded after walking on a red carpet laid out on the platform and nibbled lobster Newburg on fine china in the dining car.

The nearly 1,000-mile route has been far less sumptuous in recent years. And as of last week, for the first time since the late 1800s, what was once considered the ultimate modern journey — a straight-shot between two great global cities — is no more.
The article could hardly be called "deep investigative journalism", and appears a "break" for some Cub reporter to have a byline. Sources appear only to be telephone interviews with several railfans and "Unter Informationsminister" Magliari.
  by electricron
 
StLouSteve wrote:Breakfast is a box of food. More than enough. Highlights are slices of fresh fruit and yourgurt cup with granola and berries. You also get banana bread and muffin along with Kind bars. Fresh coffee available. Not a bad option for shorter corridor trains but quite a disappointment for overnight sleeper routes. Lots of passenger grumbling. Fellow passenger sporting a hat that says “Save Amtrak, Fire Anderson” Box is eco friendly balsa wood and touted as same by paper insert.

(I have pix of the menu but unsure how to post here)
Was there any protein at all in that box breakfast? Where’s the beef, or more appropriately where’s the pork?
Golly, my dog eats better than this!

If they have to absolutely drop all the protein, a bowl of Kellogg’s or Post cereals flooded with ice cold milk served with a whole fruit would make a better tasting breakfast!
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