Cafe Car tables are too wide/seating is a tight squeeze for my plus size body so do I have a ADA Complaint here?

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:01 PM

divebardave

Either that and I am getting older and wider...I did not notice a handicapped space in the Cafe/Club Car/Buisness class either. You would think that middle aged pouched railfans is a huge chunk of Amtraks buiness. No room for beer bellys on Amtrak. This seems to be a recent problem on newer cafe cars.

How do you manage in an airplane, Dave?

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:10 AM

This Dave and the poster apparently share more than recognition that there is a spiritual world in common, specifically worries about overweight.  My own solution at age 88 and reduced activity is to eat only two meals a day.  On occasion this is supplimented by a  small amount of snack food, no sugar or salt, just small pretzels or pretzel-sticks with some cinamon tea, during a class where snacks go with the lesson.  My goal is to again be able to fit into the pants of my age 17 - 24 dress army uniform, and I am getting there slowly.  I'm glad I kept it and had it repaired.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:09 PM

You're a better man than I am David, there's NO WAY I could ever get into my Marine Dress Blues again.  At the time I got them I was 22 years old and weighed 165 pounds.  I'm 66 now and 195, and everything's spread quite a bit in the past 45 years!  Oh well.

As far as those dining car accomodations are concerned, the thought hit me.  Ever been in a fast-food place, any of them, and noticed the seats are just a bit uncomfortable and the tables just a little "off," for lack of a better term?

All done on purpose, the idea being to keep you from hanging around for too long after you've finished your meal.  I wonder if Amtrak's doing the same thing with the dining cars? 

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Posted by 54light15 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:41 PM

I have ridden on a 1920s vintage Southern Railway observation car that was used on the Devon Belle, on one of the heritage railways in the U.K. The information sheet aboard the car says that it indeed is made to be uncomfortable to allow a turnover in the seats. There was a bar counter at the forward end that had real ale on handpump so I guess the idea was to sit for a little while while the barman poured your pint and you took it back to your compartment. 

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:47 PM

daveklepper

This Dave and the poster apparently share more than recognition that there is a spiritual world in common, specifically worries about overweight.  My own solution at age 88 and reduced activity is to eat only two meals a day.  On occasion this is supplimented by a  small amount of snack food, no sugar or salt, just small pretzels or pretzel-sticks with some cinamon tea, during a class where snacks go with the lesson.  My goal is to again be able to fit into the pants of my age 17 - 24 dress army uniform, and I am getting there slowly.  I'm glad I kept it and had it repaired.

Dave K, At one time, I had to use an extender belt on an airplane. I was up to a 56" waist and 300 lb. Went back to Weight Watchers and currently am into 44" pants and under 200 lb. Eating good and exercising helping. Got off a nmber of Meds. Decided I wanted to stay longer on this world. 

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Posted by NKP guy on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:51 AM

Yes   You go, 'liner!

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Friday, February 14, 2020 10:36 AM

It's a noteworthy accomplishment.  Keep it going!!

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