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Odd car
Posted by Lithonia Operator on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:19 PM

https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/california-siemens-say-first-venture-cars-are-ready-but-debut-on-san-joaquins-remains-in-limbo/

This article has a photo of a new Venture coach, and the coach has an end with no windows or door. It seems to be designed only for use as a last car, since no pass-thru is provided. Why would they build something so inflexible? And there is no visibility for a trainman to direct a backup move. I don't get it.

What's up with that?

Still in training.


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Posted by MidlandMike on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:32 PM

I presumed it was a covering to protect the car in storage/delivery.  It seems to be bolted on.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:57 PM

Aha. That makes sense. Thanks, Mike.

Still in training.


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