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Amtrak FAQs & First-Time Rider Info


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Check here first for topics that provide answers to many common first-timer questions. This includes things like: tips for things to pack, getting the best deal on a sleeper, best kept secrets, etc.

Please note: This is not the place to post questions. This forum is intended to be more of a dynamic resource where members contribute their knowledge.

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First Timer Questions, Tips... - last post by PerRock

What to See, and Where?


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  4. Southwest,
  5. West

Tips & info on things to see & do, as well as where to stay, in cities served by Amtrak.

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Vancouver, BC - last post by Bob Dylan

Travelogues / Trip Reports

Post travelogues and trip reports of your rail journeys here. All reports involving trains and/or monorails are welcome here. While most reports do include riding on Amtrak, it is not a requirement to have taken a ride on Amtrak to post a trip report here.

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Emeryville to Denver to Eme... - last post by pn1