Closer to the locomotives - - -On my solo T6 headed east, the sleepers were at the front of the train.
They used to try to position the Family Bedroom facing forward, which meant bedrooms forward/roomettes to the rear of the car. Lately consists have been reconfigured, so all bets are off.On Train 6, heading east of course, is there a tendency for sleeping cars to be positioned bedrooms first, or vice versa?
I believe so. Certainly cars with single rooms (e.g. cars with roomettes) had a defined front so that the one seat in those rooms faced forward. You see this today (ignoring that they're all currently suspended) with Via's Manor and Chateau sleepers which both have true single-person roomettes.Is it true that pre-Amtrak, sleeping cars were almost always oriented in a fixed direction and you knew which side of the train you'd be on.....much as you know this when selecting an airline seat or ship's cabin today?
The roomettes are oriented in opposite directions on either side of the hall. That does not make a huge difference on Superliners, it just changes whether you are sleeping with your head beside the "step"/armrest or the closet if you want to be "feet first". It does make a big difference on Viewliners, since there is a distinct foot as the berth is narrow at the foot to accommodate the toilet. Personally, I don't want to sleep with my shoulders constricted by an extra narrow bed and my head right beside the potty.Why would it?
That appears to be the case, not sure if it's because of demand or policy. Staff only last two times I rode the CZ in JulyThanks for the feedback.....
Am I correct that Amtrak is not selling rooms in the transition sleeper during the pandemic? I liked those rooms because you knew which side of the train you'd be on (for scenery and sun angle).