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    Questions about January 2021 trip CHI-SAC-PDX-CHI

    Thanks for your excellent itinerary skills neimi24 and Willbridge and all others for your advice and experience. My trip moved into mid February. All reservations made.(memphis not included lol) 2/14 fly LIT to Chi willeither blue line or shared ride into town. 2/15 depart CZ to sac and CS to...
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    Questions about January 2021 trip CHI-SAC-PDX-CHI

    Sounds great thanks for the hard work you put in finding my best route and keeping me out of planes and into trains, but if you reread my post, your see I've already booked. Next trip I'll give you details b4 I book you're great at routing. Thanks for the hard work.
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    Questions about January 2021 trip CHI-SAC-PDX-CHI

    So I booked a circuitous trip from CHI to CHI. Due to the 3 day week schedule and the connect from theTE to CZ is not a guaranteed connx i will be fly to and from LIT. On 1/2/21 i will depart on CZ to SAC then board the CS to PDX w a very short layover, but a guaranteed connx to the EB back...
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    Large increase in Empire Builder fares?

    OMG! Say it ain't so. 😱 they don't serve coffee in the sleepers any more?
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    NOL-WAS-CHI-PDX-MTZ-CHI trip pics

    Nice trip report Great photos.! I always miss those shots fumbling for the camera, but they are still stuck in my mind (for now anyway!)
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    10-20+% accommodation fare increase?

    Since I am in midst of planning a trip. I did not want to look, but I did anyway. The trip I am planning CZ - SEA was $754 yesterday it is now $848. Not quite a hundred bucks, but close enough. Time to quit planning I suppose.
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    CZ - CS snow trip

    missing the convenience FTW stop(s)vs LRK now
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    CZ - CS snow trip

    Hi all, I was planning a trip on the Card, CHI to WAS in early Feb. mainly to see lot of snow. I have now changed my mind. I am taking CZ - CS to Seattle in early Feb. Hoping to see lots of snow! I will fly back to LRK or vice versa for times sake. Thinking of getting off in PDX (earlier) and...
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    VIA Help Please

    Yes thank for replies, I was thinking eastward would be best for maximum daylight. What is most comparable to a roomette (I like plugs) looking around it looks like there isn't fixed seating say in a cabin for two the chairs move?? What is the latest I could travel and still see lots of snowy...
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    VIA Help Please

    I want to take a trip on VIA rail across Canada, I am not sure about which direction to go east to west or west to east. I would like to go in February 2020.i think I would like the Canadian. I am not sure about the other routes. Could someone tell me why I should/shouldn't take this route. It...
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    Trip east CHI to WAS on the Card

    Thanks for all the great advice and suggestions. Too many (great) suggestions aarrrgh! Lol Now it is back to the drawing board. A fall trip before the time change sounds great! Someone even mentioned the Crescent. I did that trip out of CVS in the fall and got to see lots of nice foliage. Like...
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    Trip east CHI to WAS on the Card

    Wanting to take the Cardinal from Chi toward Was in January. Not worried about delays pure leisure and just want to enjoy snowy scenery. Where does the trip get bland. I have only traveled the Card to Cvs. Should I go all the way was? Or can I get off where scenery goes bland. I plan on staying...
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