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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Selling Off The Last(?) Heritage Fleet
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:49 pm 

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How many amtrak MHC boxcars remain? Cars like this one. https://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/news/2018/04/23/amtrak-mhc-car-1464/

Does #1464 survive? I heard that car was for sale and would be scrapped if no buyer was found.

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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Selling Off The Last(?) Heritage Fleet
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:41 pm 

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Topfuel wrote:
"At least 1 of Amtrak's current Heritage Diners had been a PennCentral Parlor Club Car with galley, formerly a Pennsylvania RR Parlor Car."

That car is the 8750, the ex-William Penn. A real odd design. Sold off some years ago. Not sure what Amtrak had in mind there. More than 48 table seats, but minimal kitchen/prep area. More like one of the cafeteria lounge cars really. You can't do much in the way of hot food prep in that car.


If the car was used as a "Parlor Car", then it would not have done full-meal service, and would not have needed a full kitchen. A lot of Pullman parlor, lounge, or combination sleeper/lounge cars had a small "buffet" food prep area. Perhaps DC NRHS' Dover Harbor is one of the best remaining examples of that, although the volunteers on the car do an admirable job of putting out full-meals with the galley they have there, though larger than many such cars. Usually, parlor service was more drinks and sandwiches, and often done with only one attendant on the car.


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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Selling Off The Last(?) Heritage Fleet
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:51 pm 

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PaulWWoodring wrote:
That car is the 8750, the ex-William Penn
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If the car was used as a "Parlor Car", then it would not have done full-meal service, and would not have needed a full kitchen.
It was originally a Pennsylvania RR Parlor Car, later converted to a PennCentral Parlor Club Car with small galley, then converted more than once by Amtrak, finally as a Diner.


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