Re: The era of the dining car is almost over. Good, move on
Author: Sal Cujpertine
Date: 11-06-2018 - 16:05

As much as I like the concept of traditional railroad dining cars I'm afraid that their days are numbered for several reasons.
Labor costs are too high. It's impossible to pay a fair union scale salary with benefits and still keep meal prices reasonable for coach passengers and offer "free" meals for sleeping car passengers.
Crews that work several days on the road need hotels at the turn around point and that drives up the costs.
I really don't like the "Communal tables" where you never know who you end up sitting with.
Food isn't that great in dining cars anymore and crews that work long hours aren't always friendly
Enjoy it while you can



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  The era of the dining car is almost over. Good, move on Not a fussy foam fuddy dud 11-06-2018 - 13:26
  Re: The era of the dining car is almost over. Good, move on Cprr 11-06-2018 - 13:36
  Re: The era of the dining car is almost over. Good, move on J.K. Trowling 11-06-2018 - 14:16
  Re: The era of the dining car is almost over. Good, move on Sal Cujpertine 11-06-2018 - 16:05
  Re: The era of the dining car is almost over. Good, move on Lenzo 11-06-2018 - 17:44
  Re: The era of the dining car is almost over. Good, move on david vartanoff 11-06-2018 - 16:52
  Re: The era of the dining car is almost over. Good, move on Rider on Trains 29 & 30 11-06-2018 - 19:55
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  Re: Amtrak Fitness Club! Pete 11-07-2018 - 08:47
  Re: The era of the dining car is almost over. Good, move on J.K. Trowling 11-07-2018 - 12:00
  Re: The era of the dining car is almost over. Good, move on david vartanoff 11-07-2018 - 12:52


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