Hi, I'm taking Chicago to Emeryville in ten days and this may be a silly question but are there sides to sit on in the Lounge Car? If so, which side is recommended on the trip going west?I did the Zephyr last November and loved it.
I suspect you will too. It’s a Beautiful route especially on day two through the Rockies. Make sure after Denver you get a seat in the lounge car early, as it will fill up, and there is a lot you will want to see.
at Denver, the stop is close to an hour, so there might be time to explore a really beautiful station! I loved it.
Now that Amtrak has upgraded It’s dining on western trains, your experience should be much better than mine was. The menu looks great!
everything Cal mentioned is on point.
I had wonderful staff during my trip. Very friendly, and really tried to get to know us through the time on board.
There are sides to sit on, and honestly, there will be better sides at various different moments in the trip. I think they are about equal.Hi, I'm taking Chicago to Emeryville in ten days and this may be a silly question but are there sides to sit on in the Lounge Car? If so, which side is recommended on the trip going west?
I beg to differ, when going through a canyon one side will have a stunning view while the other one will be staring at a wall of rock. Although to some it might be interesting to see the form and detail up close, most would probably go for the the other side.Whichever side you are on, the scenery is usually great.