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  1. hankster211

    Chicago-LAX-Seattle, May 9 thru 12.

    Used the last of my old AGR points back in January to book a roomette for wife and me on the Southwest Chief, transferring to the Coast Starlight. We flew from Knoxville to Chicago on May 9, along with my sister who booked a roomette and had never ridden a train. Trip was on time and...
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    Cascade Tunnel Photos

    Drove from Leavenworth WA to Seattle today on US 2 and left the main road a few miles west of Stephen's Pass. I've been through the Cascade tunnel on the Empire Builder, but wanted to see if I could find one of the entrances for a photo opp. I was lucky as a BNSF freight came along while I was...
  3. hankster211

    Agent changed One-way to Multi-City

    A couple of weeks ago, I booked an AGR roomette for 2 for Chicago to Seattle on the SW Chief connecting in LA to Coast Starlight. Because my sister decided to go with us, I called AGR to book her a paid fare and do whatever it took to get our roomettes across the aisle from each other. The...
  4. hankster211

    Chicago to Seattle via SWC and CS using AGR

    My son is in Seattle and I have visited twice, once on the EB and last summer on the CZ connecting to CS. I would like to take another route this time, travelling from Chicago on the SWC to LAX then connecting to the CS on up to Seattle. Question is: I have enough AGR points for a 2-zone...
  5. hankster211

    Luggage storage at Denver Union Station

    Just wondering.......Since Denver Union Station has re-opened, does anyone know if we can store luggage there while waiting for CZ #5. We'll be checking out of our hotel and arriving at Union Station in time for the scheduled departure at 8am, but wondering if we'll be able to store our luggage...
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    Amtrak online eticket overload?

    Been trying to book online this morning, but keep getting this message: Problem with Our Booking System: Sorry, we are temporarily unable to process your request. Please try again. [Error ID: 111A] Am I doing something wrong or is it overloaded?
  7. hankster211

    Chicago to Sacramento with layover in Den

    My wife and I would like to take the Zephyr on Aug 15 from Chi~Sacramento with a one day layover in Denver to visit my daughter. the only way I know to do this online is Multi-city reservations. With a roomette for 2 people using multi-city, the fare is $1316 (arrive Den Aug 16 and depart Den...
  8. hankster211

    Nebraska Zephyr

    Did anyone watch the new ABC TV program "Betrayal" this past week. It had some very good footage of Chicago Union Station both inside and outside.... Also the Nebraska Zephyr made an appearance.
  9. hankster211

    Need to change destination on Empire Builder

    We are booked in a roomette later this month from CHI to Wenatchee WA where my daughter is living, but today she informed me she is moving to Leavenworth WA, which is the next stop west. Do you think I will be able to easily book the roomette for the next stop? (for additional fare, of course)...
  10. hankster211

    Where does westbound EB meet eastbound EB?

    If both westbound Empire Builder and eastbound Empire Builder are on schedule, where will they meet each other? I usually don't trust my reasoning on something like this, but I figure the westbound and eastbound meet each other twice...............once between Chicago and Milwaukee, and once...
  11. hankster211

    Reservation booked for EB #7 - Chicago to Wenatchee

    This June flying to Chicago then travelling on the Empire Builder to WEN in Roomette number 004 in Car 0730. Anyone know where this room and car will be in the consist? Will visit my daughter in WEN for 3 days then on to Seattle to visit our son, also on the EB. Really looking forward to...
  12. hankster211

    Chicago Ohare to Union Station

    Ohare to Union Station: What's the cheapest mode of transportation and how much time should I allow? Also, if I drive to Chicago..............what's the parking situation at Union Station? Thanks, Hank
  13. hankster211

    Cascades Day Trip?

    We'll be travelling to Wenatchee on the EB this summer to visit my daughter for a few days and then on to Seattle to visit our son. While in Seattle, I thought it would be a good idea to maybe take a day or overnight trip on the Cascades up to Vancouver.. Any advice on the Cascades itself...
  14. hankster211

    Chicago to Wenatchee WA on the Empire Builder

    Newbie here, hello everyone! Haven't been on Amtrak since 1994 and have a few questions. In mid-June my wife and I are planning on driving from Knoxville TN to Chicago, then travelling the Empire Builder from Chicago to Wenatchee WA (140 miles East of Seattle) to visit my daughter at her new...
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