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

    I just don't understand why Amtrak has not drastically reduced fares considering the virus?
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    Cost per mile of any long distance train

    What is the best and cheapest cost per mile in a sleeper of any long distance train? I'm coming up with the Texas Eagle or the Empire Builder but I'm really not adept at figuring out mathematically the rate. And I'm discounting the coronavirus threat.
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    Chillicothe MO Amtrak stop

    Has there ever been a request to add a Chillicothe MO stop to the Southwest Chief, which would be midway between LaPlata and Kansas City?
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    Wine Question (packed in carry-on bags?)

    I can't imagine you would have any problem.  I've never had any bags I've brought on board being searched.
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    Cheapest per mile long distance rail ride

    Is there any long distance route that is cheaper than the New Orleans-Chicago fare at $245 (senior) in a roomette?
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    Silver Star: What to do for meals without Diner?

    I had pizza delivered to Orlando station when I was on the Star but I don't remember which company.
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    History of Pullman porters

    Rion, 58 Sleeper Guy, https://www.facebook.com/58SleeperGuy/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf posted a great video of early Pullman attendants: https://www.facebook.com/timelinenews/videos/1717874504902673/
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    58/59 City of New Orleans Sleeping Car Attendant

    If ever there was a popularity poll for favorite SCA's, I would definitely recommend Rion on the City of New Orleans. Here's his facebook page, which gives you an idea of how much he loves his job and how he's liked by his followers: https://www.facebook.com/58SleeperGuy/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf...
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    Amtrak's confusing refund policy

    I requested a refund and my choices were a full refund evoucher or a refund of the amount less 20%. I choice the evoucher. When I checked my online Amtrak account for evouchers, it was noted that I could receive a full refund, so I called the refund department and was promptly issued a full...
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    Ways to entertain an adult man.

    I don't care how adventurous your dad is, sharing a tiny roomette with 2 adults is asking for disappointment. If you want to guarantee your dad's experience, purchase an additional roomette. You'll thank me for spending the extra money once the trip concludes.
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    Viewliner II Part 2: Dining Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

    Does anyone have a report about traveling in a new Viewliner sleeper and/or diner?
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    Viewliner II Part 2: Dining Car Production, Delivery, Speculation

    We'll be traveling in a sleeper on Oct 14, 2017 on the Silver Meteor out of New York Penn to Orlando. What are the chances that we'll have a new sleeper and/or a diner in our consist?
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    Canadian "Amsnag"

    Is there an equivalent site for Canadian rail fares comparable to Amsnag?
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    Disillusionment with Amtrak sleeper perks

    The City of New Orleans from New Orleans to Chicago disillusioned me on more long distance train travel. Even though the sleeping car attendant (Rion) was excellent, the dining car menu should have been titled "TV Dinner Menu". It was a farce. The choices could easily have been added to the...