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The article says the new cars "would run on routes like the California Zephyr between Chicago and San Francisco and the Cardinal between New York and Chicago". Does that mean they're looking at replacing both the single-deck and double-deck fleet, or did the article get it wrong?
Amtrak's own statement is similarly a little vague (not mentioning the Cardinal, for one, but mentioning the Crescent). It's an RFI, so it doesn't sound like they're completely set on what, specifically, they're buying. Obviously a single-level design could replace the existing single-level fleet as well as the Superliners, though that might well come with some...issues in terms of capacity and accessibility. (Cue the funding for a bajillion mini-highs in Superliner territory?)
 

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The article says the new cars "would run on routes like the California Zephyr between Chicago and San Francisco and the Cardinal between New York and Chicago". Does that mean they're looking at replacing both the single-deck and double-deck fleet, or did the article get it wrong?
Amtrak, as of late, has ordered tons of new equipment, ranging from the brand new Acelas, to Chicago passenger cars to the latest order. which is the new Airo equipment for the NEC, Downeaster & other routes, so it can be quite confusing as to where & how to post the info. Hopefully, & maybe, the mods can come up with an idea on where & how to post things, & in what category. Could any of the mods please look into this? Thanks. :)
 

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Amtrak, as of late, has ordered tons of new equipment, ranging from the brand new Acelas, to Chicago passenger cars to the latest order. which is the new Airo equipment for the NEC, Downeaster & other routes, so it can be quite confusing as to where & how to post the info. Hopefully, & maybe, the mods can come up with an idea on where & how to post things, & in what category. Could any of the mods please look into this? Thanks. :)
The titles of the two threads can help a bit. The other thread is basically anything touching the Northeast Corridor (Acela, the Regionals, the Keystones, things like the Downeaster), and this thread is for everything outside the NEC and New England (including Amtrak's long distance services), if that helps. (Note to the mods: it might be helpful to have notes on that distinction (with links to the other relevant thread) at the top of the thread, like in the Reasonable/Crazy Transit Pitches threads.)
 

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