I just booked my trip across country (San Diego to Boston) for the end of July, and I have an odd question about my roomette location on the SWC. I'm in Car 430, Room 10. From what I can see from Googling around, I'll be at the end of my car, and then the dining car is next. Does this mean I'm going to have folks lining up outside my door waiting to be seated at meal times? In theory that shouldn't be a big deal, but I am medically disabled and will be trying to avoid crowds as much as possible to keep from catching anything (COVID or otherwise). I just had this vision of people hanging around outside my door and me not being able to exit until they're gone. Someone please tell me I just have an overactive imagination and that it won't be a problem at all. I'm sure I'm just being silly, but would feel better if experienced folk would confirm it.
On the plus side, I think this means I'll be located near the middle of the consist which means a little distance between me and the horn. I'm definitely happy about that. Also, since I will be having all my meals in my room, at least the attendant doesn't have far to go to deliver them to me. So, yay for them?
Oh, and in case anyone is wondering, on the LSL, I'm in car 4820, Room 4. I saw something earlier on here that said the Boston portion still uses the Viewliner I cars, so that means a toilet in my room. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. Convenient, yes, but it also seems kind of gross.