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I’m traveling to Texas today from LV via thruway bus & Texas Eagle

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iliketrains

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Ok here is the last of my pics at LA Union Station. It’s almost time to board the Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle. The metro lounge is full And the ticket counter which has a line dedicated to the Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle check-in has had a steady stream. I think the train is going to be packed! I’ll get pics of my roomette once I get on board.

BTW, I made my reservation months ago and roomette was about $400. I went online the other day to check what the price was and it was about $700. So I will always plan ahead with Amtrak.

One of the pics below are the folks checking in for the Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle. The others are around area of the Amtrak ticket counter.
 

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iliketrains

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Ok I took more pics on the platform while we waiting for the train to pull in and after it pulled in
 

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I’ll get my attendant’s and conductor’s name and post it because both of them came by introduced themselves and assured me they will help make my trip enjoyable. I felt like a celebrity because they knew my name. It’s sad that I have forgotten their names so quickly.

Big lesson learned. Get on the train when you are asked to. Not one but several passengers were left at LA because they left train for something. The attendant said he hopes they can catch up to the train at one of the next two stops. That is very sad.
 
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ehbowen

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I've left the train in order to walk around and buy something (Coca-Cola, naturally) at intermediate stops, but ONLY when:
  • There is substantial padding and/or a long dwell time in the schedule, AND
  • The train is on-time or early into a scheduled service stop, AND
  • I've checked with the Conductor to make sure of the planned departure time and to make sure he knows I'm leaving the train temporarily.
If the train is running at all late or if scheduled departure time is within five minutes, do not even leave the platform.
 

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Ok I took more pics on the platform while we waiting for the train to pull in and after it pulled in
Photo 5 with the train roof just clearing the building is a great photo, captures the place and the moment perfectly.
 

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Very detailed, with some interesting shots. I particularly like the sunlit one in your "More...Union Station" series.
 

iliketrains

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Good Morning Everyone!!!

According to Siri I woke up near Dateline,AZ. When I finished showering we were close to Maricopa,AZ. The train is about two hours behind schedule. The attendant explained to me that there were 14 people on the Coast Starlight who were to connect in LA to this train. Because the CL was late the 14 passengers off boarded prior to LA. Then they were bussed to Palm Springs to meet us. We sat in Palm Springs for two hours waiting on them.

Here are some pics I took during breakfast. No reservation was required for breakfast but announcement has already said that reservations will be required for lunch. The two giant cookies were given to me in the LA metro lounge by the attendant. Super nice of him!!!! He was a great attendant, always pleasant and asking if he could assist with anything.
 

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iliketrains

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At Tucson passengers were allowed off the train for a break. I grabbed a pic of my super friendly and helpful attendant Fabian. Also at Tucson apparently people can visit the old train equipment housed at the station. I tried to get a good pic of folks who like they were touring. The pic is not so great.
 

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iliketrains

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I've left the train in order to walk around and buy something (Coca-Cola, naturally) at intermediate stops, but ONLY when:
  • There is substantial padding and/or a long dwell time in the schedule, AND
  • The train is on-time or early into a scheduled service stop, AND
  • I've checked with the Conductor to make sure of the planned departure time and to make sure he knows I'm leaving the train temporarily.
If the train is running at all late or if scheduled departure time is within five minutes, do not even leave the platform.
Passengers should adhere to your guidelines. I hope they read this.
 

iliketrains

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The Amtrak dining car menu aboard the Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle. I took the pics while at lunch. I ordered the cheeseburger and chips and forgot to snap a pic before I devoured it. It was super delicious!
 

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iliketrains

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Pics from El Paso,TX. The fence is actually the US-Mexico border. You are looking toward Juarez, Mexico. My phone thinks I’m in Mexico. I received a message welcoming me to Mexico and informing me that my international calling benefits are active. LOL

There are a couple of pics or people waiting to board at the El Paso station.

The famous burrito lady was not here. It was very cold outside. She probably didn’t want to deal with the cold weather.92CB68E7-1C79-4948-8324-1FDD8BB8FEB1.jpeg8570AD47-37F8-49C8-BAB6-4DF9952BC2F1.jpeg86707724-2785-4127-B2D4-364471B81604.jpegCABB73F9-C6EE-42F4-95DA-7A348B6704EB.jpeg0405B3D6-5476-4104-B9F6-D616026B6F41.jpegDF51550A-D2BC-4FC7-A6CA-A7B0DD2E697D.jpegE4FB3B00-4A61-4C62-8F1A-1D8CC4C868B2.jpegAFEE6974-9491-4F4E-8379-DEB09CA6B052.jpeg623E8E31-DAA9-4886-A2DF-A5A9B6381972.jpeg11BC4730-ABAE-4D92-AC3C-CF7D148A04BD.jpeg
 
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iliketrains

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The conductor just announced that will be delayed because of freight traffic. We are already 1 1/2 hours behind.
 
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