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    Cardinal #50 - Superliner Sleeper - Nov 18, 2017.

    I saw on Facebook today a video of train #50 with a superliner sleeper. If this is true, will the sleeper passengers be required to change to a Viewliner sleeper in WAS? If so, what happens to the passengers in rooms 11 through 14 and the family room? Perhaps the entire FB post is a hoax...
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    Southwest Chief #3, Cancelled today (3/11)?

    Does anyone know why the Southwest Chief has been cancelled today, March 11, 2017?
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    Pittsburgh to Columbus (by Ambus)

    I will be traveling to Columbus, OH in a couple of months. Since there is no train service, the route will be Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA on the Capital Limited, then transit to a bus (at midnight) to Columbus Bus Station arriving at 5:25am. My questions are: Has anyone taken this...
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    Crescent Southbound from WAS - Dinner??

    Boarding in WAS Southbound at 6:30pm, is dinner served in the diner?
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    Greensboro, NC - Taxi availablity for the Crescent?

    Any one have experience getting a taxi upon arrival at Greensboro, NC on the Crescent? The train scheduled arrival time is 12:15am.
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    Companion Coupon Question

    Is the coupon valid on an Acela train? On a Regional train, if one upgrades to Business Class with the coupon, does one only pay for the BC upgrade cost? Thanks.
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    Checked Luggage Question??

    My question: Can a ticketed passenger check their luggage a day prior to the departure of their train? I will be departing from New York Penn Station enroute to San Francisco. Both stations handle checked baggage and the transfer time in Chicago is scheduled for four hours. I want to check...
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    NJ Transit Train hits Tractor-Trailer Truck

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/shanghai34/00NJT_zps0aaa9fff.jpg This morning, a New Jersey Transit Commuter Train struck a tractor-trailer truck carrying a load of 5 gallon containers of yellow and white paint. As you can see from the photo above, it created a giant mess. There...
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    Taxi availability at Salt Lake City

    We will arrive Salt Lake City on the California Zephyr, scheduled at 3:05am. Does anyone know if there are usually taxis meeting the train or if there is a taxi stand nearby? Thanks.
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    Maine Snow Lady!!

    Below is the Maine Snow Lady. Anyone recognize her? Can you name her?
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    Parking at Cincinnati

    A friend plans to take Amtrak from Cincinnati, OH in the near future. The Cardinal departs at 3:27am and returns at 1:13am a few days later. He expects to be away about 10 days and is looking for a car park and possibly a hotel/motel where he can spend the night and leave the car while away...
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    Happy Holidays from NY Penn Station!!

    As I was passing by, I thought our Amtrak Unlimited folks would enjoy this photo. Do you have a photo of any holiday decorations in your Amtrak Station??
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    Up to 40 Children Killed in Train Bus Accident

    I heard on BBC World Service Radio that up to 40 school children were killed when a school bus was struck by a train south of Cairo, Egypt this morning. It was reported that the track gates were open when the the accident occurred.
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    Surfliner Luggage Service at Santa Barbara

    I will be taking the Ambus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara to connect to the Pacific Surfliner to Los Angeles. I will take the SWC from LA to Chicago on the same day. I made this trip a few months ago and I thought I heard an announcement that it was possible to check luggage at Santa...
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    Amtrak Bus AGR Credit?

    I recently traveled from New York to San Francisco. I had tickets from NYP to CHI, CHI to EMY & EMY to SFC. I took the Amtrak Bus from Emeryville to San Francisco Ferry. On my return, I took an Amtrak Bus from San Francisco Ferry to Santa Barbara, Pacific Surfliner from Santa Barbara to Los...
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    New Family Addition

    Ryan, has your wife had the baby?
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    SWC #4 from Los Angeles

    I will be departing from Los Angeles on the eastbound Southwest Chief #4. I will be in a sleeper. I'd like to know if there is separate boarding for sleeper passengers. Also, the train is scheduled to depart at 6:15pm. Is dinner served upon departure? How are reservations (if any) taken...
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    Lucky Penny Day

    I just saw on the Internet that today is Lucky Penny Day!! Congratulations to our Lucky Penny.
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    New Superliners for Amtrak

    The Department of Transportation is proposing spending 500 million for new double decker (Superliner) cars for Amtrak.
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    Jisnu's Maharjas Express!!

    I found some photos of our Jis' Maharjas Express Train in India. Now I know how he gets from Calcutta to Delhi. I'm certain that Pennyk would like the bathroom!! I think Jis is wearing the red turban!! All Aboard!! Welcome to the Dining Car. Your bedroom, sir. And the Bathroom.