Gone From the Lake Shore Limited

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The summer of 2016 may be remembered by some as the time when the Lake Shore Limited lost its full-service dining cars.

After several of the Heritage fleet diners were sidelined with cracked frames, Amtrak assigned Amfleet food service cars to Nos. 48 and 49. It wasn’t the first time that has been done and Amtrak claims that full-service diners will return to the Lake Shore Limited once enough new Viewliner diners are built by CAF USA and placed into revenue service.

But that is for the future, which may not be until 2017. In the meantime, let’s take a look back at a time when the Lake Shore Limited still had full-service Heritage Fleet dining cars.

Shown is a Heritage Fleet diner on the westbound Lake Shore Limited in May 2014 as it makes its station stop in Cleveland. It’s still too early for breakfast so the diner is empty at this early hour.

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