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 Post subject: Amtrak Heritage Car Disposition List
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:18 pm 

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With information increasingly being released regarding new owners of Amtrak's former Heritage fleet that was auctioned/sold or in some reports cars donated to new owners, it would be beneficial to create a complete disposition roster of the heritage fleet that could be updated here.

Also, can anyone confirm that all cars were sold, or are there any left unspoken for still? I was in Beech Grove last year and many of the cars had clear reporting marks for where they were going.


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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Heritage Car Disposition List
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:35 am 

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The Oklahoma Railway Museum has purchased four ex-ATSF baggage cars: #1208, #1210, #1211, and #1250; as well as ex-ATSF dorm/sleeper #2515 Pine Arroyo.
I don't know about much else, but you might check out the "Amtrak By The Numbers" site page:
http://on-track-on-line.com/amtkrinf-amtrakbythenumbers.shtml

This site lists updates to a book listing Amtrak car dispositions since its creation, which was published in 2011. The page is updated semi-regularly (last update is listed as Jan 1, 2020). Go to the section titled "Heritage Fleet" and hopefully you find some of what you're looking for.

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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Heritage Car Disposition List
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:12 am 

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Just remembered, back in October the Santa Fe 3751 group purchased dorm cars #2506 and #2523, and baggage car #1161.

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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Heritage Car Disposition List
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:38 pm 

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I believe the 576 group purchased at least one?


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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Heritage Car Disposition List
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:47 pm 

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diner 8551 went to FWRHS (NKP 765). Renumbered back to its CZ/CBQ number 194. Originally the SILVER DINER.

FWRHS also obtained the following ACF flat sided baggage cars: 1252, 1255, 1257, 1261, 1265, and 1251. 1251 was transferred to Nashville Steam, #576.

Dorm car 2510 went to Michigan but as a courtesy the new owner is not being revealed, unless he chooses to do so.


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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Heritage Car Disposition List
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:58 am 

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I am going on a limb here to assume that Amtrak is getting rid of any and all vintage equipment past a certain age as a result of shifting business focus?


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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Heritage Car Disposition List
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:24 am 

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This was pretty much the "last hurrah" of the heritage fleet. Amtrak still has the Exhibit Train and a handfull of heritage cars used as training and special purpose cars. Maybe a dozen cars or so?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:15 pm 

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I remember a Trains magazine article circa-1990 that said Amtrak's plans were to eliminate all Heritage Fleet equipment by about 1995. It took them an additional 25 years, which I think is remarkable.

That being said, VIA's heritage fleet is still actively maintained and shows no signs of imminent retirement. (Budd's not making dome cars any more.)

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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Heritage Car Disposition List
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:04 am 

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At the very least, the Pacific Bend is still active, as it was part of the consist in the Acela II move a few days ago.

Does anyone know if any Heritage cars are still being used for axle count?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:59 am 

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Supposedly the last Amtrak dome Ocean View #10031 went up for bid in Nov. 2019. Anyone know if it sold and who got it?


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 Post subject: Re: Amtrak Heritage Car Disposition List
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:26 pm 

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Hocking Valley bought one of dining cars and has been using it on specials the last 4 months.


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