A round trip to EMY. Departing Chicago 8/9/19. Departing EMY 8/13/19

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Steve4031

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Woke up early around 2:30 am and did my shower routine. Then went back to sleep. I remember Salt Lake City. But did not get up to look outside. After we left Salt Lake City I went to the use the bathroom and it was out of service. The SCA informed me of that they would try to fix it in Provo.
 

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What ever Padding we have between Fort Morgan and Denver has been eaten up by meeting with freight trains. We’ve stopped or slowed at nearly every siding since Roggen. The conductor has just informed us that we are now waiting for a freight train that is 15 minutes away. End result arrive Denver 10:00 am. I’m just chilling listening to the Rolling Stones on my head phones.
Lochbuie (Tonville Freight Station) is used regularly for crew change. But #5 is regularly pulled into the Barr siding after Lochbuie for a northeast bound freight. upload_2019-8-14_12-41-1.png
 

Steve4031

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We will be arriving Denver early. Right now we are in the suburbs. Once the back up move is completed we will know how early. Noon pacific did it’s job. Most of the delays seem to occur on BNSF though in the last couple of days there has been improvements.

Of course the ride through Utah and Colorado are spectacular. I’ve included pictures of Nevada after Winnemucca as well.
 

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We arrived Denver at 6:23. Early in spite of having to wait for a freight train. Did the platform walk. Now catching my breath. Feeling the mile high effect.
 

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Amazing!! I missed the call to dinner again. I had the 7:30 pm dinner reservation. I suspected they might move it up some so I made Lauren to be in my room before 7 pm. At 7:30 I walked back and was again told the time had changed. I heard many announcements in the 631 car, but not these dinner announcements. It was strange.

They seated me next to a big guy and m big too. My left Butt cheek was half off the seat in the aisle. I politely explained to LSA my predicament. I stated that this also was not fair to the guy sitting by the window. They graciously moved me.

I enjoyed breakfast this morning too. Overall this crew was pretty nice so I sent in a positive email about them.
 

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This morning I had a run in with the lounge car attendant. He’s not the brightest bulb on the lamp. This is the letter I emailed Amtrak.

This incident occurred on the last day of the trip. I went to the lounge car to purchase a snack and beverage. The attendant was not very friendly to begin with because I was apparently interrupting his conversation with the conductor when I entered the lower level of the lounge car. I purchased 2 bags of Doritos and 2 root beers. I sat down at one and f the tables and began reading.

He started playing music in n his phone. I asked him to turn it off. He told me that’s my phone ringing. He never accepted a call. He did turn the music off. A minute later he comes over and says you can read up stairs, now t here. The told him the announcements for the duration of my trip stated that those tables were for eating. I explained I was eating and reading. He repeated his statement in an intimidating tone. I told him I would leave when I was done eating. This individual needs to understand where his priorities should be. They should be waiting on passengers rather than conversations about our her passengers with other employees. He should follow Amtrak’s policy of no music without head phones.
 

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Another piece of deadwood that the Flyboys should Weed out instead of the hardworking,excellent Autotrain OBS!!!
 

Bob Dylan

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:cool:Now that the Starlight has been downgraded, the Zephyr is my favorite LD Train!:)
 
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