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    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    My sca told me regular dining would be back after August a couple weeks ago.
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    Southwest Chief LAX-CHI 7/12-14/202

    No the flight was purchased with miles so they just moved me to a different one. They are doing free changes due to covid.
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    Southwest Chief LAX-CHI 7/12-14/202

    Final update: Pulling out of KC I spied this guy - this was my attitude on the train, just along for the ride! Lunch (shrimp in lobster sauce again) was served early even though we were running late...not sure why. They were also out of salads for some reason...I guess someone mathed...
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    Southwest Chief LAX-CHI 7/12-14/202

    Yup, when I woke up on day 3 they advised we had been held up for 2 hours due to high winds. We also had delays due to getting stuck behind freight trains, waiting on track crews to clear us, a navigation app going down in the engine and a bridge being open to allow a barge to get through.
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    Southwest Chief LAX-CHI 7/12-14/202

    I was more than comfortable when the ac was working, the lounge car was even cool in the morning/evening. I typically have the thermostat set 68 at work and 72 at home (I sleep both places) and while my roomette was on the warm end I had no complaints. I didn't have a thermometer with me but I...
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    Southwest Chief LAX-CHI 7/12-14/202

    Haha good work! Fortunately there were enough rooms in the other sleeper for everyone, strangely 2 people didn't move...whatever. I feel for the crew, I've had to work with substandard equipment before. It's a wonder Amtrak gets the business they do with what they provide in equipment (cars...
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    Southwest Chief LAX-CHI 7/12-14/202

    Ok update time: Lunch yesterday (day 2) was the shrimp in lobster sauce (I realized I had the creole shrimp the night before) which was good, not awesome but no complaints. Again this was delivered to my room but I could have requested to have it in the dining car. Naturally I forgot to take a...
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    Southwest Chief LAX-CHI 7/12-14/202

    Well it turns out the electrical system in my car went poop...the ac quit and I happened to notice sad numbers on the readout panel downstairs while attempting a short workout. There was much running about by the staff but they got us all moved over to the other sleeper and settled in. On the...
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    Southwest Chief LAX-CHI 7/12-14/202

    That’s my thought as well, there weren’t any vendors at ABQ, but the platform was being washed down...maybe that’s why? Also I’ve noticed several applications of an aresol up and down the cars...smells good, I assume it’s a cleaner/fogger of some sort.
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    Southwest Chief LAX-CHI 7/12-14/202

    Yeah not sure, I've seen her do it now so I can probably handle it from here out. Anyways we had our long stop at Albuquerque so I snagged some exterior photos. For anyone who cares, we're being pulled by P42DCs 179 and 170 followed by sleepers 32037 and 32085. As far as I can tell 37 is a...
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    Southwest Chief LAX-CHI 7/12-14/202

    First a bit of background - I grew up loving trains and taking the Surfliner from time to time. More recently my wife and I took the Heartland Flyer from OKC to FTW and back just to try out a longer trip. I've always wanted to try out the LD trains so now I've got two booked this year, the SW...
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    Car access (moving between cars on Superliner)?

    Got it, thank you all very much
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    Car access (moving between cars on Superliner)?

    Copy, are the dome/observation cars considered public spaces or are those seats ticketed separately?
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    Car access (moving between cars on Superliner)?

    Complete newbie question - I grew up taking commuter trains on the SAN-LA line where one could roam about the train at leisure. I now live in OK and took the heardland flyer to Ft. Worth last week and was confined to one of the 4 cars for the duration. I understand some of why that is, but was...
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