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    New DOT Service Animal definitions

    And who cleans up the mess?
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    New DOT Service Animal definitions

    That is a great story but I don't know how you would ever get a horse into the baggage car, let alone have it ride safely...
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    Will dining cars resume 12/15/20?/Flexible dining extended to May 2021?

    I would only do this if my expectations were set such that it may not be successful. I can imagine many agents not wanting to be responsible for something like this....
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    Stephen Gardner new Amtrak president

    I stand corrected. According to the article in Railway Age, Gardner has been positioned to become President since 2017, but not acted upon since they knew Elaine Chao and The Republication administration would not approve. But Biden provides the green light to make the change. Not good IMHO....
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    Stephen Gardner new Amtrak president

    I think it is more likely being done following the lead of our current President, ie Place people in positions now before the new Administration takes office.
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    Superliner sleeper lower level?

    On the upper level they are all roomettes except at the end of hall where you go down the transition stairs there is a room that was built for the Chief of OBS. It is about the size of a bedroom but has only one bed and no facilities. On the lower level some have a Handicap room and some don't...
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    Could Superliners run DC to Miami and/or New Orleans?

    IIRC, between 1991 and 1993 it was just a coach that connected from #30 to #91 and visa versa...
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    Politicking across the Midwest/ Build Back Better Express

    Actually I worked on AT for a couple years but retired from NEC...another member on here also named Tom is the Auto Train veteran and retiree who fits your description perfectly!
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    Election results and Amtrak

    An unfortunate result of the election is that Rep. Daryl Issa (Amtrak gadfly) decided to run to return to the House....and won!
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    Booking Two Bedrooms for a 2 Hour Train

    The Conductors and attendant don't care what you book and for how long...take and enjoy!
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    #52 Auto Train delay - 10/13 Departure

    Not for Auto train.
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    SWC #3 chi-LAX

    Thanks for sharing your trip with us!
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    Amtrak price increases causing low ridership in addition to Covid 19?

    A ticket agent along the route of the Zephyr just posted on Facebook that she had some passengers trying to go to Chi. (not sure origin point) and first availability was in 8 days!
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    Amtrak price increases causing low ridership in addition to Covid 19?

    The discount is only on the rail fare, not the room charge...
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    Recent DEN-RNO trip

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Anyone been on LD trains recently?

    They have attendants on the Palmetto? It's all coach and business class. I've ridden it a number of times from Savannah to Baltimore and never noticed any attendants in business class. On the other hand, I've never really cared, because I never felt to need for their services. There is one...
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    What services are based in CHI?

    Do all of the Long Distance trains? For years and years, the Capital and the Lakeshore were crewed with T/E from the Toledo Crew base. Into Chi in the morning, out in the evening....
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    Meals in the room?

    I'm not sure what it is intended to accomplish, but we rode #49 on Monday out of NYP. We had preordered a couple days before. When we went to dinner, we were given menus and asked what we would like....No reference to if we had preordered, and my partner actually ordered something different...
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    Inconsistent Service: A bigger problem than the food?

    Or smelling like the lobby of the movie theatre. They did do microwave popcorn way back 35-40 years ago...the smell went everywhere. Even worse, when the popcorn started to burn it stunk even worse. Not to mention the mess when the bags of popcorn used to catch on fire in the "commercial" (extra...
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    That is my understanding as well....