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    Advice for 421 versus 1 ?

    I'm looking to buy a ticket for a family relation. Going from SAS to Coos Bay, Oregon. What is the difference between the two offerings Arrow gives me? 421 VRS 1? Same price for both???? Thanks !! in advance for any and all info........ I've never been on ether the 421 or the 1 so that's...
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    Re: Atlanta MARTA...

    Does anyone who reads this forum know or can tell me how much of MARTA is underground and where the lines surface? Doing some research and would be very grateful for any info or leads as to where I might find the info I'm looking for. Also, does anyone know if the old "Grande Dame" RR Station...
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    Sleeper Car "NON-BERTH" Service

    Anyone here know if Amtrak still offers Non-Berth Sleeper Car Accommodations? AS per Amtrak "Blue Book" Section 8-71 (8) Thanks for any info. Calling Amtrak 800 # is useless. Being told Amtrak NEVER offered such service. This one also tried to tell me Pacific Parlor Car does not serve...
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    using AGR coupons...

    Has anyone out there tried to use a companion coupon along with an upgrade coupon? I'd like to buy my fiends a round trip on the NEC and utilize some of these coupons I've got. Anybody have any success in using a companion coupon and then upgrading those tickets to Business Class using an...
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    Timetables from the 1930's and 1940's...

    Any clue as to where to even begin to look for timetables from the '30's and '40's? CHI to East Coast,... New York, Boston, Washington and CHI, West Coast to LAX would be the primary interest but any timetable from that period will work for this research project. THANKS in advance for any and...
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    Help with Q? about DC's original trolley system...

    I've been trying to find info, diagrams, explanations, pictures, ..... in general, any info on DC's old trolley underground power supply system. How it worked, etc. Any suggestions on where to look for this info? I've googled everything I can think of but haven't hit on much of anything...
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    Q: about LSL Eastbound...

    I will be taking my 2 G-Kids on their first train "adventure" in April. Riding the Eastbound LSL it should hit daylight about Erie, PA. Kids are 8 & 11 yrs. For any of you AU people who have ridden this train and know the scenery; Will any pieces of the Erie Canal be visible from the train...
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    Any recommendations for last minute Hotel for NYP?

    Coming in on the LSL. Any hotel recommendations close by NYP? I know I'll never make any connection tonight. THANKS!! for any and all suggestions.
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    two (2) 10% off coupons available

    I have two (2) 10% off coupons available to anyone who might like them. Expire 10/13/16. Send PM.
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    what available near SAS during TE layover?

    What's available, open and "do-able" around the San Antonio station during the servicing of the TE 421? I know the train gets serviced late, about 10?ish P.M. to 2?ish A.M. Anyplace close by ("reasonable" walking distance) to go get food, maybe a drink (alcohol) that's reasonably SAFE to be...
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    help with AGR redemption planning, please?

    So many of you know the details of how AGR redemption works that I'm hoping someone will advise me on how or even if I can do this. I want to use 40,000 points for a two zone trip in April '16. I live in Harrisburg, PA. I want to go to Seattle via TE 421/CS 14 because I've never ridden the...
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    AGR year?

    What is the earning "year" for AGR TQP points? Jan 1, thru Dec 31? I just don't seem to "get it" My account reads TQP level until 2/28/17. Is that true for everyone?? So points I earn in January 2016 will NOT count towards TQP points for 2017?? I don't think Amtrak could make all this...
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    what degree of success in getting missing points?

    First time buying on Amtrak Gust Rewards "Mall", shopping portal. Apparently, privacy settings didn't allow AGR to track my purchase and so no points for 3 orders placed. I contacted AGR and filed for missing points but to date, not so much as an acknowledgement from AGR. Anybody else have...
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    first time-Acela First Class

    Just experienced first trip on Acela, First Class from Philadelphia to Providence. Nice equipment, nice interior, food service was just okay, mhad the dinner stuffed sole with crab. Reminded me of First Class food service on TWA. (Yes, it really has been that long ago since I've flown...
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    "Double Days" 2016

    Doing some planning and looking at fare prices for future travel. Double Days promo for Spring 2015 ran from 3/15 thru 5/15. Has this been a "Regular" Promo Amtrak runs on a fairly reliable year to year basis? I took my first long distance trip in November 2014 so I haven't "been around" for...
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    "Best" Hotels for Guest Rewards points?

    Fairly new to all this Amtrak Guest Rewards points...............Last trip I booked a hotel in Seattle, WA with "Rocketmiles", ended up with 7000 AGR points, total for a 2 night stay. My first time using any of the "extra" ways to build AGR points. 3000 for first time "sign-up bonus" and 4000...
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    service disruption #8 out of SEA?

    Can anyone find out what exactly is going on in Seattle with EB#8? All you "regulars" know where to look for the latest info....Thanks!
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    Diner Seating

    Anyone know WHY Amtrak Dining Car Attendants almost maniacally insist than when two people,... obviously together,,,, say husband/wife...sit side-by-side and NOT across from each other??? I recently had a real nasty encounter with this on the CS and have witnessed this on other trains. IF the...
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    charge to change roomette???

    I realize this forum is NOT Amtrak, but so many of you who read and post often know better than Amtrak Agents themselves...........All you Amtrak Unlimited people really do have an extraordinary wealth of knowledge........... Soooooo....here goes........ I requested to change my roomette...
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    North West Cascade Trains...

    This North East Amtrak rider (I live in Harrisburg, PA) just got a chance to ride the Cascade Trains N & S from Portland to Seattle. Talgo equipment. Visually stunning, both the older train sets and the newer. My biggest disappointment was how small the Bistro Car and what is called the...
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