Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5444 posts, RR: 52 Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 994 times:
So I'm about to take my first trip on Amtrak at the end of the month to head home to Columbia, SC for my mother's birthday (considering the cost of gas and the duration of the trip, the cost of either comes out even). I'll be taking the Silver Star from Raleigh to Columbia. Any tips on being a smart passenger for my first trip on Amtrak? Also, what sort of equipment are the coach cars? Amfleet I? Amfleet II?
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N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 27126 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 977 times:
The cars on these trains are Viewliners, as they are ex-New York long distance trains and the tunnel height doesn't really allow Superliners. Amfleets are used for shorter distance trains like Metroliner, NE Corridor service, a very few San Diegan/Pacific Surfliner (Most are surfliner cars now).
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