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    Where do the engineer and conductors go after final destination?

    Hopefully, train heaven. Where there are lots of classic engines and beautiful historic passenger cars. With Art Deco luxury lounges. The diners all have white tablecloths and china. Even flowers. And the most divine of meals are prepared daily.
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    New National Menu February, 2020

    And, now, the Golden Nugget (also at Lawrence and Ravenswood....by the Metra stop: obligatory railroad connection) isn't even open all night, anymore! I'd like a good, substantial pulled pork sandwich for lunch on Amtrak.
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    Hiawatha Peak/Off Peak Question

    So, what did you do? How'd it work out?
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    How do I get to Niagara Falls from Chicago?

    Joking a bit about the great lakes and "portage" route....the "original" Pere Marquette.
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    How do I get to Niagara Falls from Chicago?

    Isn't that the route of "Pere Marquette"?
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    Restaraunts close to Chicago Union Station open Thanksgiving

    It looks like Marianos grocery is open. Something has to be open in the Randolph Street restaurant corridor. Ann Sathers is always open (and busy) holidays. But that's not anywhere near the station.
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    Restaraunts close to Chicago Union Station open Thanksgiving

    Also, realize that the big parade will be happenning downtown Thanksgiving morning. That should create some restaurant opportunities open but also traffic snarl. I'm guessing some of the Greektown places will be open for lunch. Maybe Mannys. (Nope, closed.) Perhaps Millers Pub. Ultimately...
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    Chicago

    It bothers me that a lot of Chicago hot dog places refuse to offer buns without poppy seeds as an option.
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    MSP - that's Saint Paul and Minneapolis

    On the topic of food (and drink) I like the St. Anthony area, just across the river from downtown Minneapolis, and prefer it for interesting options. If you want to get a little off the beaten path (but on a bus route to St. Paul, nonetheless) try Hi-Lo Diner.
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    Chicago

    Q South, per chance? Ritas? Now I've got a taste for Lindy's.
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    Chicago

    Hey, that looks like my kitchen!
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    Amtrak land development in Chicago

    Interesting. I'm ticketed, I believe, on one of the same trains as Penny, and have received nothing. Considering that my trip actually begins in Chicago, one would think I'd be the more likely traveler they'd need to inform.
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    Railway Age column on splitting Amtrak to two operations

    They could use different voltages on the NEC versus long distance routes. I'm looking forward to those Empire Builder trips under catenary!
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    Railway Age column on splitting Amtrak to two operations

    I went to high school across the street from a federal department building. Many people couldn't understand why it was in Chicago rather than Washington. But the significance of this city in relation to the railroad industry made it, indeed, a most appropriate place for the Railroad...
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    Railway Age column on splitting Amtrak to two operations

    If they put it in Chicago, perhaps Chicago and Illinois based Congressmen would actually understand and support the importance of long distance rail service in relation to the local economy.
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