locked Re: OC 5 at the unloading site
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I do not expect there is a specific TVRM “plan” for Sou 5 at this moment, its restoration will come first.
As it will be operational, as opposed to a “museum piece”, the car will certainly be used on TVRM trains to some degree. (Producing revenue for TVRM is important for any piece of rolling stock.)
The restoration work already done on the car was for it to be used as a “PV” on Amtrak. While attitudes at Amtrak, NS and CSX may not be supportive of any kind of private car or excursion moves at this time, TVRM cars have HEP, chemical toilets, etc. so all of those upgrades will be useful.
TVRM has two direct connections to NS and an “almost" connection to CSX…who can imagine what might be possible in the future?
PS Don’t forget TVRM’s Southern Budd diner 3307 recently purchased from Amtrak…another “main line” ready car.
On Jan 15, 2020, at 10:41 AM, David Payne via Groups.Io <davidcofga@...> wrote:
Do you know TVRM's plan for the car? Marv knows what I'm thinking ...