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  1. Cina

    Armed man arrested after emergency-brake stopping CZ Nebraska in cab

    Oh, thanks! I didn't see this when I searched. Feel free to delete or move, mods. MODERATOR NOTE: New thread merged with existing thread.
  2. Cina

    Armed man arrested after emergency-brake stopping CZ Nebraska in cab

    The Lincoln Journal Star just posted an article I thought would be interesting to the folks here, I searched but didn't find if anyone had posted about this delay when it originally happened. I'm not really positive how easy it is to get into the "follow engine", is it accessible from the rest...
  3. Cina

    Need tips on Sacramento

    I don't have any experience with Emeryville, twice now I've taken the Zephyr to Davis, stayed at the Hallmark Inn, and caught the southbound CS in the morning. I thought the station was small enough that it wasn't hectic finding my train, etc (only two tracks) but was still staffed and has an...
  4. Cina

    Need tips on Sacramento

    I really liked the Vagabond Inn when I stayed in Sacramento (I stay in Davis now when I come that way. Just more restaurants within walking distance and it seems more walkable in general.) It's definitely closer to the station and Old Sacramento, someone else probably has more experience with...
  5. Cina

    Funniest thing that ever happened on an Amtrak trip?

    A couple years ago I was on the Zephyr and forgot which sleeper car I was in (well, I didn't forget, I just wasn't paying attention.) I tried to enter what I thought was "my" roommette, but there was already a lady inside. I was super embarrassed and left. When I got back I got on AU I saw a...
  6. Cina

    Opinion on our sleeper attendant

    I wonder if you didn't have the same SCA I had on the CZ a month or so ago. A younger African-American gal? She talked very sweetly and seemed friendly but just couldn't be bothered to do anything. The showers were about the same as you described, and she insisted on putting our bunkbeds up...
  7. Cina

    CZ Strikes Truck in Lincoln (8/18)

    I think camera enforcement at grade crossings is a good idea, and this is coming from someone who is generally annoyed at camera enforcement. If the possibility of sudden, grizzly death is not high enough to dissuade people from going around crossing arms, the certainty of getting a ticket in...
  8. Cina

    CZ Strikes Truck in Lincoln (8/18)

    My heart breaks for those parents. But I gotta shake my head when someone does something that dumb.
  9. Cina

    CZ Strikes Truck in Lincoln (8/18)

    Looks like two teenagers in my town lost their lives because they didn't feel like obeying crossing arms last night. I'd be mighty grumpy if I got on in Lincoln and then sat in the station for another 6 hours! Linky
  10. Cina

    Amtrak Serving "College Towns"

    Dear Old Nebraska U isn't too far from the new Lincoln station, beings that the campus and downtown are right next to each other. However, I haven't seen many students hanging around at midnight to board the Zephyr. Maybe if I came back at 3am there might be more going to Chicago.
  11. Cina

    Ways to entertain an adult man.

    Trump doesn't know what "sophomoric braggadocio" means but he's offended anyway. Sad!
  12. Cina

    Ways to entertain an adult man.

    Ha! That picture says it all :) As far as what DA posited, although I said my mom "convinced" him to go in my first post, it really was just what we always do when we've taken trips together, which is to say "you should come!" but not really expect him to. He never really liked taking time off...
  13. Cina

    Ways to entertain an adult man.

    Well, all of us only have two hands, unfortunately :rolleyes: I'll see myself out.
  14. Cina

    Ways to entertain an adult man.

    I'm sure he'll spend lots of time shooting the breeze with people, as hes good at that :) I thought about packing a deck of cards but didn't know any good 3-player card games. Our favorite is pitch, maybe we'll just have to invite some fellow passengers :lol:
  15. Cina

    Ways to entertain an adult man.

    Yes, we have 2 roomettes booked for the entire trip.
  16. Cina

    Ways to entertain an adult man.

    Yes, he was the one who called me up and said, "I'm coming along on your trip!" I thought after I showed him how much tickets cost, he would change his mind, but he's trying to get out there and try new experiences. Otherwise, I probably would've invited him on a shorter trip first. He's heard...
  17. Cina

    Ways to entertain an adult man.

    Well yes, this whole thing is a bit tongue-in-cheek. I'm aware that he can speak to others and entertain himself if need be. I just want to make sure he enjoys his first train trip, and I'm up for any ideas!
  18. Cina

    Ways to entertain an adult man.

    I've seen lots of threads on this board about things to pack to keep kids entertained on a long train trip, but I've got a different problem. When I booked my yearly train trip extravaganza down to California, I was lucky enough to find cheap enough tickets to go round trip on the train...
  19. Cina

    PPC on 11 (7) is going to be "Bad Ordered"

    Ugh, it's looking like I'll have the substitute for the PPC as well, since I'll be boarding 11 in Davis on the 16th. So they are only offering some of the alternative menu items? I hope the lamb shank is still on the menu... My CS leg last year had a SSL instead of a PPC as well, so I guess I'm...
  20. Cina

    SWC- the Latest Lateness

    It's adorable that they think the train will arrive anywhere close to then. :lol:
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