Amtrak’s first Viewliner II diner will be ready for crew training once it completes a testing program in Florida.
Amtrak has ordered 25 Viewliner II diners for assignment to single-level long-distance trains, including the Lake Shore Limited and the Cardinal.
The cars were originally scheduled to be delivered two years ago but that has been delayed by production issues.
The Viewliner diners will replace Heritage Fleet dining cars, some of which have in the past several months been replaced by Amfleet food service cars.
Only the New York-New Orleans Crescent and the New York-Miami Silver Meteor are operating with Heritage dining cars.
The testing is being done at Hialeah because it maintains all single-level long-distance equipment.