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  1. dogbert617

    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Didn't realize the flex dining menu was revised a little bit, as of July 1st. Btw I really do greatly appreciate your reviews, on the flex dining food items you've tried. Since it gives me an idea of what to expect for food, if I were to pull the trigger and do an Amtrak sleeper trip to...
  2. dogbert617

    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Thanks for answering which Amtrak train, you were referring to there. I also was trying to ask between which 2 cities Delta flies to, were you talking about in your earlier post?
  3. dogbert617

    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    I'll have to reread your post where you reviewed eating that, and other flex menu dishes. It's too bad about the dining car downgrades, since that will make me think long and hard about upgrading for trips, where it's *borderline not too long where I could handle coach. And by the *, my...
  4. dogbert617

    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Am curious, between which 2 cities is this price comparison (between Delta 1st class and an Amtrak roomette) for? And someone else in this thread(but on the previous page) said the Asian Noodle Bowl had been removed, from the flex dining menu. Too bad, since myself I kinda thought I might try...
  5. dogbert617

    First time traveling on train advice/help

    I do totally see your point, about the present with COVID around. I just wish the virus would go away, since I miss how things used to be more carefree, and where we weren't so worried about the virus. DON'T get me wrong I do take the worries about that seriously and wear a mask, and follow the...
  6. dogbert617

    SWC Timetable?

    I forgot about the Aemtest site, so thanks for mentioning it. This page on the Juckins site also has a good bit of Amtrak schedule timetable pdfs on their site, of BOTH current 2020 timetables plus ones going back to the late 2000s/early 2010s. Enjoy: Amtrak Timetable Archives - Home
  7. dogbert617

    Sunset Limited - New Orleans to El Paso 6/3-6/4

    Wonder if you could complain to Amtrak about this once your trip is done to 800-USA-RAIL, and possibly get a future trip voucher out of having to deal with that inconvenience? That sucks to hear the A/C was out, for that long. Too bad they weren't able to fix the A/C problem at say like Beaumont...
  8. dogbert617

    Amtrak Hubs

    If I recall correctly, aren't Saint Louis and Kansas City technically in the same category? These 2 stations are the start/end stations for the Missouri River Runner, which is a Missouri state supported Amtrak train. And as I remember(correct me if wrong), servicing to the Texas Eagle and...
  9. dogbert617

    First time traveling on train advice/help

    If you're riding the SW Chief to LA, that's one of the best middle of the route stations(along with also Kansas City on a side note) to board at. Since that station is an extended stop for this train, and I have no doubt Amtrak staff will tell you when sleeper passengers and also coach...
  10. dogbert617

    CZ CHI-RNO and back for Jul 4th weekend: What should I document?

    That's good to hear the Chicago Metropolitan Lounge still has snacks and drinks available, if you ask an attendant to give you some. I do wonder, are the showers still available for use in the Chicago lounge, for passengers waiting to board their next train? I loved ordering the signature...
  11. dogbert617

    First time traveling on train advice/help

    If you're riding the SW Chief to LA, that's one of the best middle of the route stations(along with also Kansas City on a side note) to board at. Since that station is an extended stop for this train, and I have no doubt Amtrak staff will tell you when sleeper passengers and also coach...
  12. dogbert617

    Cross country travel: are there any quarantines affecting train travel

    Not in the northeast, but I remember reading that Cascades service was cut north of Seattle for now. I can understand why the train isn't running to Vancouver, BC(due to the border being closed to non-essential travel at least till July), but it seems weird to temporarily suspend Cascades...
  13. dogbert617

    CZ CHI-RNO and back for Jul 4th weekend: What should I document?

    Someone on the Amtrak subreddit said that the 2nd floor of the Chicago Metropolitan Lounge, was for now closed. Along with very bizarrely, saying that no drinks or snacks were being served, as was the past custom there. I find that part hard to believe, considering they at minimum should serve...
  14. dogbert617

    Amtrak's Smallest Most Powerful Train

    That short length is likely similar to all the pics I saw of the Hoosier State, before Indiana stupidly eliminated funding for that in(I believe) mid-2019. For that train it was always random if Amtrak would add random cars to that train that needed servicing, due to their service facility in...
  15. dogbert617

    Where are online schedules?

    Amtrak unfortunately removed the timetables from their website, sometime in mid-March once they began to reduce service because of COVID. If you want to look through the most recent ones in late 2019 and early 2020, it seems that they are all still up on the Juckins website, on this page: Amtrak...
  16. dogbert617

    Way to cut down losses on long distance trains

    Thanks for correcting me, there. Forgot that Wheeling wasn't directly served by the National Limited, but that it went via Weirton instead! And too bad the 'Panhandle Line' that went through Weirton, is now gone today. :(
  17. dogbert617

    Is the Montrealer coming back or just the Vermonter?

    I'd be okay if Amtrak chose to cut the scheduled stops inbetween Niagara Falls, ON and Toronto myself, and make the Maple Leaf run express between those 2 stations. Since as we all know, people could transfer to a GO commuter train for service to Hamilton, Oakville, Mississauga, etc.
  18. dogbert617

    Way to cut down losses on long distance trains

    I'd love to see 2 scheduled trains on each Amtrak route, but to me not holding my breath that'll occur as soon as it should IMO. It should occur, if you ask me. Ditto with regional Amtrak routes with only 1 scheduled train in each direction(and 2 overall) a day. I.e. Pere Marquette to Grand...
  19. dogbert617

    Is the Montrealer coming back or just the Vermonter?

    With GO trains now running frequently between Niagara Falls, ON to Toronto, do you guys think that once Amtrak service gets fully restored everywhere, that Maple Leaf won't run back to Toronto again? I would hope that one could make the Amtrak Maple Leaf to GO train connection within one...
  20. dogbert617

    Bucket List trip May 2020: trains 421, 4 and 50

    Oh yeah, I totally hear you on that! Since there are potential situations when you look at the Cardinal and Sunset Limited schedules(which both long have been 3 days a week sadly), where after arriving at a certain station, that you'd have to spend 2 or 3 nights in a certain city or town in the...
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