Empire Builder consist winter 2017/18

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Empire Builder consist winter 2017/18
Posted by AMTRAKKER on Sunday, February 11, 2018 6:32 PM

I just viewed a youtube video that was labeled as #8 of 11/4/17. 

The consist on the video was the power, v2 bag, transition sleeper, sleeper,diner, and a single coach, for what should be the Seattle section, then the lounge, 2 coaches and a sleeper for a normal Portland section. 

Did they cut the size of the train for the winter? It seems very odd a single coach for the Seattle section. 

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Posted by Sunnyland on Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:28 PM

I have read and heard that they do cut cars in the off season. Not as much traveling being done.  When I rode it in summer a few years ago, we had diner go with Seattle section and the lounge came with us to Portland.  Since I was in a sleeper, I did get free microwave breakfast and finally got a seat in lounge and great view of Columbia River Gorge. Most of the train must have went on to Seattle. 

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