90% full next train to NOL. Cannot even try to market the train with just 1 coach. Amtrak in most cases is not trying to market and of the LS trains.
I'm the most frequent rider on the Sunset Limited, making 10 round trips anualy from HOS to LAX in the sleeper. Unfortunaly, this year (2023) is going to be horribly hard to get reservations, because the host railroad (UP) charges Amtrak by how many cars the carry in the consist. Also, we are going through another president of Amtrak like in the past, they are just interested in making themselves look good (That meaning the more they can cut expenses and make themselves look good on paper, the better). What they forget is us taxpayers are paying taxes to keep these trains running, some loose a little, others make money. Amtrak has PLENTY equipment and cars, make no mistake about it. Listen to me, I have almost a million miles traveled on Amtrak. Complain about it, you taxpayers voted back in 1971 to fund this system, it's a good idea, the ideal way to travel, but the lamebrains running it are it for themselves, not us taxpayers. Try getting sleep reservations right now form June, July or Augsust on the Sunset Limited, from NOL or HOS, everything already booked. Why not put on a additional sleeper for AT LEAST the peak travel months. Amtrak management ain't gonna do it. These are YOU taxpaying citizen's trains, not the head honchos of
Amtrak who just work there and want to make themselves look good on paper, like politicians