Pacific Parlour Cars??

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Pacific Parlour Cars??
Posted by RailSpike on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:58 AM

I haven't noticed the Pacific Parlour Cars on the Coast Starlight lately. Are they out for maintenance?  Will be taking the CS next month and just wondering if anyone knew their status?

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Posted by NorthWest on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:43 AM

They are still on the train sporadically. I think they take them off in the winter as the train shrinks due to ridership decreases (one sleeper is also removed).

They've started getting more common again so hopefully by next month they'll be back.

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Posted by WILLIAM BRUCE on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:02 AM
I booked a trip on the Coast Starlight the other day at St. Paul Union Station. The agent there told me that the Pacific Parlor Cars had all been taken out of service for heavy maintenance and that they should all be back in service well before my trip (in March).
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Posted by WILLIAM BRUCE on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 1:58 PM

I have just booked a trip on the Coast Starlight for the middle of March.  According to the agent at St. Paul Union Depot, the Pacific Parlor cars will be back in service at that time, after a period of "heavy maintenance"".

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Posted by NorthWest on Saturday, March 04, 2017 10:09 PM

One went north today.

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Posted by Sunnyland on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 5:35 PM

that's nice to hear, that was a wonderful car.  Didn't get to spend much time in it, because we were bused from Eugene, OR to Klamath Falls because of UP track work. But diner did stay open for us who were first class passengers,  and we had free wine with dinner because we'd missed the wine/cheese party. And the wine steward gave me at small bottle of wine when we were talking the next morning. 

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