The 2 vs 3 prongs indicates the safety ground. It would be surprising to see a 2 holer on anything newer than maybe the 1960's. Unless they intentionally want to prevent people from using bigger appliances, which generally have 3 prong cordsets.
Maybe RR electricity is different?
I have one of those small 110v immersion heat coils you can set in a cup to heat water. It says 300 watts. That's not too bad but if you plug it in out of water for even a brief moment it will burn out.
I read an article about long freights using multiple locomotives. They called it distributed power and have them at both ends. Maybe even in the middle.
I think it helps those long trains on grades, etc. It probably doesn't hurt reliability either, as long as one locomotive can handle the load...
The Auto train seems to be the one LD train that's kept some kind of favored status, with the daily service and food service all LD trains used to have.
Do servicemen ever use the Auto train, or is it too far from Sanford?
Sometimes service people are temporarily deployed to somewhat distant...
Personally, I think traveling by train is a lot of fun. When I was a kid my dad took us on a trip on the Rock Island Line. It was behind schedule but worth the wait.
The cooler weighs about 5 lbs. It uses a thermoelectric peltier junction and cannot cool below freezing.
I've mostly used it...
I guess cruises were doing great business before the pandemic, even though there seemed to be rotavirus outbreaks from time to time, and drunks(?) falling overboard.
People really seem to like them, I'm sure they'll be flocking back in droves when things are back to normal.
I think an overnighter between SoCal and the bay area would become very popular.
I know there are plans for HS rail to Vegas. There were plans for auto transport there a few years back but maybe they were worried about people drinking and driving.