Amtrak Long-Distance Train Consists Reduced

Although Amtrak continues to operate the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited through Northeast Ohio as scheduled, it has reduced the size of the consists of those trains.

Online reports have indicated that the Capitol Limited is operating with one P42DC locomotive and four Superliner cars.

The consist includes one sleeper, a food service car and two coaches, one of which has a baggage compartment.

Nos. 29 and 30 do not have a Viewliner baggage car as had been the case previously.

The Lake Shore Limited is being pulled by two P42DC locomotives and has two Viewliner sleepers, a dinnete, two Amfleet II coaches, a Viewliner dining car for sleeping car passengers and a Viewliner baggage car.

The Boston section of the Lake Shore is being replaced by bus service on weekends through May 17 due to track work being performed on its route east of the Albany-Rensselaer, New York, station.

The consists of other long-distance trains have also been reduced with some trains having just one sleeping car and two coaches.

One exception is the Silver Meteor between New York and Miami, which is reported to be carrying two sleepers along with two coaches, a dinette, dining car for sleeping car passengers, a baggage car and a baggage-dorm.

The Auto Train is reported to have its normal consist for now.

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One Response to “Amtrak Long-Distance Train Consists Reduced”

  1. pwwoodring Says:

    According to a friend who is retired from the Auto Train, the consists remain the same for now due to snow birds returning from Florida to the north. Southbound passenger counts are usually below 50.

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