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Amtrak Amfleet II Café Car #28018
New Orleans, LA
 
September 21st, 2016
 
Crescent #20
 
Phase IVb
 
The Budd Company
January 1983
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS 70D
 
Canon 17-40mm EF
f4.0L Zoom Lens
f4.0 @ 1/100th sec
ISO 1250
835-0516
 
Built by Budd in January 1983 with an off-center snack bar with 10 4-place booths on the long end and 17 seats in 1, 2, and 4 seat configurations on the short end near the restroom and vestibule. Converted to a smoking lounge using the short end of the car in July 1999 and assigned the name "Jacksonville Club". Converted to a "Diner-Lite" car in March 2006 which involved removal of 3 tables on the long end, replaced by a conductor's office and storage space. The short end of the car received 19 seats arranged in two and four-seat booths. A small cooking facility was constructed in the car so these cars could be used as dining cars. Historical information about this car provided by www.amtrakbythenumbers.com.