Yes to all three!I haven't been around in quite some time, so permit a couple of questions for the Silver Meteor that relegate me to newbie status:
1) I have a roomette in 9810. Is this a Viewliner II?
2) I am connecting to a Northeast Regional train in New York. There is an approximately 1.5 hour layover. As a sleeper passenger arriving in New York, do I get access to the lounge?
3) The trip is from Lakeland to Springfield, MA. The only option was a bus from Lakeland to Orlando. Is this because the Silver Star doesn't have good connections in New York to get to Springfield?
Sleeper car types cannot be guaranteed, due to substitutions for mechanical issues, but 9810 is normally a VL II (which means no toilet in the room.)
Sleeper passengers are welcomed into station lounges as long as they are departing or arriving on that day.
The northbound Star arrives too late to make any connections at WAS or NYP.