More on Parlour Cars; More to Come.
I have heard from a couple of readers who had been told that the powers-that-be at Amtrak had changed their minds and the Pacific Parlour Cars had been granted a reprieve, albeit a temporary one … through this calendar year. I regret to say, that is not the case.
In fact, if you try to book the Coast Starlight on the the Amtrak website, a “service alert” appears to tell the world that they have been removed from service permanently.
Let me acknowledge here that I have received more than a dozen requests from people wanting the name and email address of an appropriate person at Amtrak to whom they can direct their comments on the parlour car issue.
Of course Amtrak’s President and CEO, Richard Anderson, bears the ultimate responsibility. I have no email address, but it would certainly be within the ground rules if snail mail letters were sent directly to him.
Mr. Richard Anderson
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Railroad Passenger Corporation
60 Massachusetts, Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
It’s likely, of course, that there is a designated staff person busily at work drafting responses and perhaps there’s even an Auto-Pen ready to do the signatures.
I hope by tomorrow to be posting the name and an actual email address for someone of significant stature who will see and respond to your comments.
In the meantime, here is the link to the petition asking that the Pacific Parlour Cars be restored through this calendar year.
Thanks for posting this, Jim. Let’s see if they listen to us.