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#121 Brandon V

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:47 AM

a...coke..fix..... right... clearly meant the pop here i hope :P :D ^_^

YEAH, I could wrap one end around someting on the train, unwinding it and wrapping the other end around my waist while in the short stop stations, getting a coke.

Speaking of coke, I hope that you like Pepsi, because Amtrak has an exclusive contract with Pepsi. You won't find any Coke products on board, unless you've brought them with you.

That's why you have get off at the short stops - to get your fix! :lol: :lol:

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

rrdude requested I post it here, so here it is:

If traveling in coach, pack a small jar of vicks or other mentholatum rub and apply a dab under your nose if your coach neighbors do not practice the same hygiene habits that you are accustomed to. Also works for those who bring onboard their own malodorous foods.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:33 AM


-Small containers for toiletries
-personal electronic devices for entertainment
-cash in small bills
-sanitizing wipes
-Ziplock bags (for toiletries) and plastic grocery store bags (for collecting trash and laundry)
-healthy snack items like fruit

-Clothes! Underwear/socks are the only thing needs changing. Pants and shirts can be worn 2 days in a row.
-books. Never looked at one.
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:59 PM

RE: For Colorado travel and touring


I picked up a Colorado Road and Recreation Atlas at Half-Price Books today.


I really like it. It's 144 pages with color detailed landscape maps.


The Amtrak route IS marked!!


It's made by Benchmark Maps of Medford, Ore.



Edited by Rover, 17 June 2018 - 10:42 PM.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 02:55 PM

I always have a bag on hand, with everything I'm going to need during the trip - toiletries, pajamas, etc. And I always bring plenty of snacks, since the snack selection onboard can be kind of limited. Binoculars good for enjoying the scenery, and a blanket or two are near necessities if it gets cold at night and I don't want to bother the SCA for one.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:02 AM

On my last Amtrak trip(Capitol Limited from Chicago to Pittsburgh and back), I'm really glad I brought an inflatable pillow(that you blow up on your own) on that trip. It made it a lot easier to sleep for myself, since I don't sleep easily on Amtrak trains in coach per my experiences over the years. I still hadn't tried a sleeper(which I'll save potentially doing for those much longer Amtrak trips), but maybe I will one of these days.

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