That is the by the book standard. If the lower is the service area, it does not allow outside food unless you have also bought something from the cafeFrom an announcement, it seems that the downstairs seating in the SSL is open! Although only for consumption of food from the cafe.
Mention that to the Conductor about the Masks, all Crew is supposed to enforce it!Just passed our sister train, which is quite late. I’ve been in the SSL relaxing since Aurora. I know many on here don’t enjoy the scenery in the Midwest, but I find it pleasant. Very different from Southern California. Loving the horn sequences they are happening often.
Unfortunately many, including a handful of scouts, aren’t following the mask mandate. Meanwhile cases are rising…
Galesburg is next, and I’ll be on the cam sending info to the viewers.
Fantastic!Two hours later, I’m back from dinner. It was announced just as I finished my last post.
It was GREAT. We were seated with an engineer from the Zephyr (Reno-Winnemuca) named Ron and his wife. We had great conversation with them, mostly about railroading and Amtrak in particular (I brought up AU). The LSA, chuck, got our orders. The salad was good. The steak was really good. Cooked perfectly, I loved it. The baked potato gets a thumbs up as well. For dessert I got the cheesecake while the others ordered everything else. All of us cleaned our plates, it was great. The only complaint is that the carrot and cheesecake portions were a bit small (especially compared to the large chocolate cake). However afterwards we were all full. Can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow.
We saw a full rainbow while eating, that was quite a sight. And a conductor showed me a derailment (or the cleanup) that we passed. Apparently it happened about a week ago due to floods.
Overall, amazing experience. So glad it’s back! Now gonna relax, catch up on AU, and probably head to bed. Although I do plan to step out at Kansas City
I wonder if that is the Ron I know. Lives in Reno, owns a caboose I've stayed at that is kept at a little museum dedicated to hobo culture in Weed. The place has a couple of other cabooses including the 1893 one that used to belong to Utah Phillips, activist and musician.We were seated with an engineer from the Zephyr (Reno-Winnemuca) named Ron and his wife.
That’s quite possible. He gave me his card for the RWU (railroad workers United). Do you know if he’s part of that group?I wonder if that is the Ron I know. Lives in Reno, owns a caboose I've stayed at that is kept at a little museum dedicated to hobo culture in Weed. The place has a couple of other cabooses including the 1893 one that used to belong to Utah Phillips, activist and musician.