Quantcast

Search results

Help Support Amtrak Unlimited Discussion Forum:

  1. L

    A few rules from the congress that could help Amtrak Food Service

    The constant attack on the food service of Amtrak by congress is really the basis for the degraded service and wishes to eliminate the diners all together by the CEO. Not to mention long distance travel. I decided to look up how congress operates its own restaurants and it turns out there are...
  2. L

    Congressional double standard on food cost.

    Reading about all the dismay of the condition of food on board Amtrak Diners and the changes being forced on us made me wonder about what Congress is getting in they're dining rooms. The first article on cost of running the dining rooms at the Senate from 2008 stated that in 44 years of...
  3. L

    What is the City of New Orleans like now?

    As much as I detest the new downgrades on dining and other amenities I am considering a one day trip to Chicago from southern Illinois. Going up I plan to use the state trains going Business Class, but to have some time to spend in Chicago for a while were returning hopefully on the CN. ON...
  4. L

    How about Congress trying Amtrak Diner Service for a few Months?

    Reading all the issues with the dinning service on many long distance trains I was tempted to say Congress should be eating exactly what is available on Amtrak. Since this mess is their's they should get to enjoy it for a while. Somehow I think it would quickly restore the chef and waiter to...
  5. L

    A thought starter about environment and trains.

    A couple days ago the St. Louis paper had an article about Amtrak opening a new stop at Arcadia Missouri. It got me wondering about what would could happen if more routes and stops were included in the national system. We have only a couple hubs as it is and that is a big disadvantage to many...
  6. L

    How long would congress put up with amtrak meals?

    I have complained for a long time of the emimination of most all perks usually provided to sleeper passengers. In fact its one reason I haven't bothered to travel on Amtrak for several years now. Reading the recent menus and lack of diner service on several long distance trains, one of which is...
  7. L

    Did I miss a thread about Amtrak returning Service to Florida?

    I came here looking to see what people knew about the article yesterday on yahoo that talked about amtrak running test trains on the route from New Orleans to Florida, and that there was a plan to continue the City of New Orleans on to Florida soon? I know many people for years have wanted this...
  8. L

    Chase Credit Card Change?

    I hate to ask on this forum but I no longer see a link to Guest Rewards on the site. I am probably overlooking it.. At any rate my Chase Card now says they are discontinuing their Amtrak Card Association as of the end of this month. I don't see anything in the letter about a new card or how...
  9. L

    Ringling Bros Circus Train

    Today I was in our small town post office where the windows look out on the CSX rail road tracks about 30 feet away.. As I was getting ready to leave when the Ringling Brothers circus train came rolling past. First I was just struck by the fact that other than one time seeing it stationary...
  10. L

    Redeeming points for more than one zone.

    Hi, I don't generally get on this part of the forum, but I have a question. A friend is taking a trip through two zones the end of september. He has over 60.000 points. He called guest rewards to book the trip and they insisted that his points could only be used on one zone. That is not...
  11. L

    Is pulling an engine cheaper than turning the train?

    The other evening we went to the Centralia Illinois station so a friend could see the new little building they had replaced the old one with. While there we decided to stay and see the 8:10 or so Saulki come though. It ran about a half hour late going towards carbondale. When it pulled in they...
  12. L

    Curious about pricing City NO verse's Local rate.

    Wondered if anyone has an in site as to what is going on with the pricing on the Chicago, Carbondale, New Orleans corridor. I am checking prices to Chicago in a few weeks and the Local Saluki train is showing 52.00 from Centralia north. While the cost on the City of New Orleans is showing 39.00...
  13. L

    Huge Variations in room prices for same length trip.

    I just was considering a trip to Chicago from Centralia and on to Kansas City.. Looking at the two legs in a bedroom it was breathtaking the various charges. Both fall in around the 4 to 6 hour length of ride. The bedroom on the City is showing at 105.00 and the Southwest chief is at...
  14. L

    Could Railroads return to passenger service?

    I am starting a new thread since it occurred to me in my topic on the National status of the rail system that perhaps something else might work? I still have the ad that the Illinois Central Published announcing the "End of the Panama Limited" It shows a conductor waving goodbye from the open...
  15. L

    Folly of State Financed "Nationalized" rail.

    Well, its bound to start with more regularity soon.. The whole idea of shifting the cost to states for what should be Amtraks National Rail Service is about to come under great strain. Our system and ability to travel is being held hostage to Amtraks goal of transferring as much of the cost to...
  16. L

    N. Y. Times article left many feeling ignored.

    When I first spotted a long article from the New York Times in the Post Dispatch yesterday I was enthused. Surly something finally about the plans Amtrak has to provide some real expanded service for the "Country". Well I read it, two long columns, and nary a word about anything but how Amtrak...
  17. L

    Pre Amtrak four engines used?

    Just going though some old paper clippings I have saved and ran across the Wreck of the City of New Orleans from June 11, 1971. It shows the the train strewn about the tracks with riveting comments about the fate of the train and 11 killed. What I had nearly forgotten was that pre amtrak it was...
  18. L

    Why do different people get different promotions?

    I got a flyer from Guest Rewards that I could earn triple points for spending at various places the next three months with some requirements of course. It turns out both I an my Mom have cards. She does most of the purchasing of groceries which was one of the things you could earn points on...
  19. L

    Is there a change in the Chase Card Points structure?

    I received a mail and email notice that Chase card would be giving three points for each month Oct though Dec with purchases of Groceries, Gas, and Resturants above 500 dollars. What I hadn't noticed till I was just reading the email one was the comment that the usual point per dollar spent...
  20. L

    Should more stations be manned again?

    Here where I live in the midwest, most of the stations on the CN route of the City are still in place, but often you can not buy a ticket or get any help with boarding or luggage in advance of the train arriving. Them most irritating factor since the stations attendant was removed probably 15...
Top