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Around 8 in the evening, when I have the time, I'll drive 10 minutes to watch Amtrak's Pennsylvanian turn around before backing into the station and parking for the night.
Does anyone else here go out and watch Amtrak?
By point of reference, the timetable is: here.
What do folks tend to do? I would think people more familiar/comfortable with San Francisco, which I am, would just skip the thruway and take BART into the City. Is there an access reason to not bother with the thruway coach?
This is all just theoretical right now, but I'm going to have to answer the question eventually, I'm either going to end up in SF or Sac it seems.
I was reading in the 2005 edition of "USA By Rail" (invaluable aid) that there was a possibility of running a service from San Antonio to Monterey in Mexico and to be called the "Aztec Eagle". Did this ever get serious consideration or is it still in Amtrak's future plans?
I am (hopefully) headed to Las Vegas in April for a conference. Even though work is paying, I'd much rather take Amtrak than fly. I'm in the midwest, so would likely head out of Chicago.
So it looks like I could take either the Southwest Chief or the California Zephyr. If you've taken either/both, tell me about it! I'm trying to decide which to pick.
Right now the Southwest Chief is winning due to the bus schedules into Las Vegas, but I could be swayed.
Because I had so much fun I am thinking about just riding the train out to LA and back during spring break. However for the trip there I want to ride the same train I took to Chicago to it's final destination than go from there to LA. My return trip to Chicago would be the straight shot from LA.
I am thinking about maybe doing the sleeping car there and than riding coach back. If I do do the sleeping car option how do I find the upgrade price on the Amtrak site.
I rode coach home and it was just fine, I kind of just want to see what it would be like in a sleeper car.
NVM: I found out how. I'll stick with coach.
so that being said, has anyone done this before. am I crazy wanting to see the country like this?
am I able to shower or some how bathe on the train?
The only problem was, from what I heard, seats in the first superliner car detached from their bases or were turned around from the crash -- even though the train was only going about 15-20 MPH.
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