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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    We just took the Builder and of course being used to the old cooked to order meals it was a big disappointment. However the food was better that the beef bourbagnon (spelling) we had on the City of New Orleans (cold center) in 2018. we had the shrimp, veggie enchiladas, beef, and meatballs...
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    Just rode the Empire Builder

    In That’s what we had on the Builder.
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    Just rode the Empire Builder

    My wife and I had hoped to leave from Portland and ride through the crazy gorge. Our sleeper would have been cut into the Builder from Seattle at Spokane, but track issues closed the route. Amtrak offered us an 8 hour bus ride or a Cascades coach passage to Seattle, which we took. By this time...
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    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    Thank you. Microwaved junk. I’d as soon eat from the cafe car... sigh.
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    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    I apologize for jumping in with a random question but died anyone happen to know what meals they are serving on the Empire Builder right now? Cooked to order, flexible dining, or box lunches?
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    Cooked to order meals on Empire Builder?

    Or is it just the microwaved flexible dinkng/box lunches?
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    Looking for info on the Blue Water train

    My wife and I want to go up to the Christmas Store in a little Franconian German town near Flint, Mich. So our plan is to fly up and then back home take the Blue Water to Chicago business class connecting with the Eagle (hopefully still has a real diner) to FW. Any tips on the trip specifically...
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    The Boeing MAX 8 Accidents

    Probably the two worst lemon airliners that killed a lot of people were the DeHavilland Comet and Lockheed Electra both of which had structural problems. Both were fixed and the Electra spin off the P-3 Orion had a long military service and I think Australia and Canada still fly some. Although...
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    Want history on the Penn-Tex and Sunshine Special trains

    This is a historical question - I am very interested in the cooperative train that ran from Philly to either Fort Worth, Texas, or maybe to the end of the T&P at El Paso. Were these the same trains? At least as late as 1980 the Sunshine Special sign was still up at the Texas and Pacific station...
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    Checking up on Amtrak's (lack of) ADA compliance

    I was unfamiliar with the station and the hotel guy at the Fairfield Inn recommended that entrance as it was the closest to the hotel and he “thought “ there was an elevator there. In the event it worked out. I tried calling Amtrak all the people can tell you about is “fares and schedukes..”
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    Checking up on Amtrak's (lack of) ADA compliance

    I have had two major orthopedic surgeries and am presently on a cane, I cannot do an escalator or THOUGHT I could not. Recently... Went in at Penn station’s 8th and 33rd entrance - no ekevator. My wife recruited a guy to carry my bag down and I did the steps. Stumbled around and found Club...
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    City of New Orleans Bustitution (ended)

    Hello All, I am new to the forum. We took the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS on May 28th and had to do the bustitution. But what really bothered my wife and myself was the poor selection of food in the dining car. I think only one "hot" dinner, Beef Bourganon and mixed veggies, was available, and it had...