I also don't recall any Stations Pre- Amtrak that had First Class Lounges or Waiting Rooms, although as Willbridge said, there were Ladies waiting Rooms ( and South of the Mason Dixon Line Seperate " Colored" Waiting Rooms.)
Other things most Major Stations had included Restuarants,Coffee...
Only once in my 50 years!!!! of riding on Amtrak have I been given comped Hotel,Transportation and Meal Money for more than One night due to missed Connections.
That was in Chicago when there was massive Flooding on the Eagle Route around St Louis and in Arkansas on the Eagle Route.
Today's #422(22) just departed Austin 3 +hours Late due to a 4+ Hour Late #2 into San Antonio this morning!
Small consist, no Sightseer Lounge or Transdorm.
Heavy UP Freight congestion on the AUS-Taylor and BNSF TPL-FTW will probably cause more delays.
As I await being able to visit Ontario again, I hope that theyll decide on a good Transportation plan for both sides of the border.
I know GO will have a good plan, can't say the same for Amtrak or the State of New York!
I look for the Maple Leaf to disappear, and all the Rail on the Niagara...
You probably won't have time to go to Dennys during the Switching in Ssn Antonio from #2 to #22 as the Sunset Ltd is usually Late into SA.
Southbound on #21/#421 is different with the 3-4 Hour Dwell time.
The Eagle ( #422/#22) leaves for Chicago @ 7am after the quick switching.
Story on Yahoo News that Amtrack Regional Trains WILL Terminste @ Union Station, not New Carrelton or Baltimore.
As has been discussed here, the Metro stop @ Union Station will not be open and no Taxis or Ride Share vehicles will be sllowed.
Traffic patterns are all altered with Security...