Re: Shrinking TEXAS EAGLE consist?


texaszephyr
 

Not good at all.

So in spite of Amtrak’s big feel good announcements recently they now pull this.

This has always been Amtrak’s problem. They take one step forward and two steps back.

TZ


On May 6, 2021, at 7:41 PM, Dennis Hogan <denmeg_hogan@...> wrote:

From Trainorders:
Date: 05/06/21 19:07
TX Eagle Sightseer Lounge Discontinued
Author: SunsetLtd
"You may not see official word posted on the their site, but according to a multitude of sources the Eagle has had it's Lounge permanently discontinued on the Chicago - San Antonio leg. Even with the resumption of daily service later on this month, there is no intention in bringing the car back. All service will be provided of the 37000 CCC series cars similar to the Cap. It's unknown if full service Dining will be fully returned in June as well as technically with the Eagle being a one-night train, they consider it kin to the CoNO and may retain flex dining. Coach passengers are stuck in their seats with no where to go as currently the car closes for a few hours at a time to serve Sleeper passengers only. There is no seating anywhere in the car for Coach passengers even when the snack bar is open.  The current logic is one LSA can handle a full sleeper with meal service and 2 coaches on their own. The second Sleeper currently in all the Eagle sets only has Bedroom space available for sale, not Roomettes as the Dorms were pulled off as well. Train will remain a 5-car operation south of St. Louis with no 3rd Coach returning either. "

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