This is my first post to what is a very informative website. I'm about to take my first Amtrak overnight trip (SEA-CHI-NOL-LAX) and have booked Superliner Roomettes. (Also two nights in NOL to pig out at some fabulous restaurants, but that's another story). I have looked all over to find out exactly where my roomettes are located in each car and have come close with some of the previous posts on this forum. But some of the answers may be out of date. For instance, one post describes a 4-digit car numbering system. Another explains that roomettes are identified by letters, starting from the end of the car. However, my assignments on the three trains I am taking don't conform to any particular pattern. Empire Builder-Room H Car 831; CONO-Room 009 Car 5900; Sunset Limited-Room 021 Car 131. I am particularly interested about the Sunset, wondering if my roomette is in the crew/dorm car (viz Room 021), and whether that makes any difference. Does Amtrak have a uniform sleeping car/room numbering format?
On another question - I have a 4-hour layover in Chicago between Empire and CONO. From peoples' experience, can I expect the Empire to be more or less on time arriving? If I miss CONO, I'll have to change my New Orleans dinner reservations!
Edited by George, 11 July 2008 - 12:07 PM.