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  1. ET2020

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    OK - Thanks for that feedback!
  2. ET2020

    QuestIons on Recent Auto Train Experiences?

    Thanks, BLNT - I agree that the pay off is being able to rest (somewhat), and avoid the white-knuckled experience on I-95 ! We drove it in January of 2018, and sure enough, it snowed the morning we left. Roads from VA through NC were horrific. And in SC (we stopped over at Hilton Head), it was...
  3. ET2020

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Hi JimL Nice article -- My wife is definitely glad we're doing the AutoTrain to Orlando instead of flying. Looks like our journey has the train at 45% booked right now, although all the bedrooms are sold out. Do you know - Are they filling all the bedrooms, or does it represent being Sold-Out...
  4. ET2020

    QuestIons on Recent Auto Train Experiences?

    How was the experience, over all ? This Jan trip will be our first time in a Bedroom.
  5. ET2020

    QuestIons on Recent Auto Train Experiences?

    Haven't seen any more recent updates to this topic. We head SouthBound on AutoTrain on 1/2/21, in a Bedroom/Sleeper. Is the Dining Room still closed? Do i need to even bother about reserving a time , or does the SCA bring dinner to your bedroom ??
  6. ET2020

    Auto Train Meals

    Great info. - Thanks! Yeah - I'm guessing ridership is still way down- It's amazing to me that they continue daily operations, and haven't moved to 3 or 4 R/Ts per week. I'm still booked and counting down to January 2021 🤞 Maybe I'll see you onboard one day in the future:)
  7. ET2020

    Auto Train Meals

    My Next AutoTrain curiosity: What is a typical shift for the crew? Do some stay on duty for an entire 24 hr. run, and alternate days off in Lorton & Sanford? Do most live midway, and swap out at that point?? I'd really like to know how they staff it 24/7/365. THANKS!
  8. ET2020

    Auto Train Meals

    Hahaha - Buick not listed in the drop down for makes (so much for "all makes" )😅 I like the doorway technique, only you have to be sure you are perfectly perpendicular within the frame, and my garage door is 18 feet wide, so there's room for some play in the measurement tape. But I may try...
  9. ET2020

    Auto Train Meals

    Thank You ! When's the last time you did that ??
  10. ET2020

    Auto Train Meals

    Anyone take a 2019 Buick Enclave on the AutoTrain? Spec. says it's 78.8 "without" mirrors. :) I tried to measure, and with mirrors fully extended I get 91". With both mirrors retracted I get 81" I read the vehicle allowance to be 84". That's cutting it close --- Can I assume the drivers have...
  11. ET2020

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Where might I find one of those "infection maps" ?
  12. ET2020

    Auto Train Meals

    I do some teaching on the side, also. I'm an adjunct faculty for the local community college, and I hope to continue with that in retirement. This year has been an anomaly, obviously, but hope it will pick up again soon. ET:)
  13. ET2020

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Don't think I hadn't considered that. 😀 We are feeling safer about this trip now, then back when we booked. I just hope & pray that things continue to improve between now and January 2021.
  14. ET2020

    Auto Train Meals

    " I Feel Ya" :) Nothing wrong with OLD - I'm happy to be retiring this year, and being retired and having 3 beautiful granddaughters takes the sting out of being OLD for me! :)
  15. ET2020

    Auto Train Meals

    I'll have to search for one. Any in Florida ?? Arthur was a Good 'Ol Chap! I liked his part as the Constable in Mary Poppins :)
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