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Poll: Transition sleeper vs. standard sleeper

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With a Superliner roomette, do you prefer traveling in a standard sleeper or in a transition sleeper car?

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

I am in car 1440 room 20 on the Coast Starlight XXXXX. Wondering if I will be next to the last standard sleeper or on the other end of the train.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:31 PM

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I am in car 1440 room 20 on the Coast Starlight XXXXX. Wondering if I will be next to the last standard sleeper or on the other end of the train.


You are in the transition car right behind the baggage car at the front of the train. You will have to walk through the three full sleepers to get to the PPC, Diner, and Lounge.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:17 PM


I am in car 1440 room 20 on the Coast Starlight XXXXX. Wondering if I will be next to the last standard sleeper or on the other end of the train.


You are in the transition car right behind the baggage car at the front of the train. You will have to walk through the three full sleepers to get to the PPC, Diner, and Lounge.



So the sleepers are in the front of the train, cool. It's better than walking through the coaches, lounge and diner to get to the PPC.
Is there a beverage station, especially coffee in the car or will I have to go into the adjacent sleeper?

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:48 AM

Most likely you'll have to walk to the next sleeper to get any beverages. Maybe if you get an exceptional attendant they'll setup some supplies in the dorm, but even then it would be unlikely to find coffee there.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:44 AM

A propos this discussion, do SCA's normally sleep in the transition dorm? On a superliner sleeper, is rommette #1 (which is reserved for the SCA) empty at night? I usually see them crammed with supplies, towels, boxes, etc.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:42 PM

A propos this discussion, do SCA's normally sleep in the transition dorm? On a superliner sleeper, is rommette #1 (which is reserved for the SCA) empty at night? I usually see them crammed with supplies, towels, boxes, etc.

Yes, Roomette #1 is always the assigned Room for SCAs on the Superliner Sleepers! Since Storage Space is at a Premium on Rail Cars, they have to store their supplies etc. wherever they can! Occasionaly, when there are empty Rooms you will see OBS in Bedroom A or the H or Family Room, but they dont sleep there, just use it for storage etc. Since the Call Board for the SCA is in Room #1 they Do Not Sleep in the Transdorm! All the other OBS do have their Roomettes (Nop Bedrooms in the transdorm) their, and the Conductors office is downstairs in the Staff "Lounge", but most Conductors hang out in the Cafe/Lounge or the Diner Car!!

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:24 PM

I am heading to south Texas (via the Texas Eagle) to visit family over Christmas.  This will be my first time in the Transition Sleeper.  After reading all of the pros and cons on here, I am looking forward to it -- something new and different!


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 12:41 AM

I've been on the Eagle Transdorm many times, never had a bad trip yet!
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Posted 26 November 2014 - 08:44 AM

I've been on the Eagle Transdorm many times, never had a bad trip yet!


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Posted 29 November 2014 - 11:43 PM

I too am self-sufficient, as far as operating my bed, retrieving coffee, etc.

 

My main concern with having no 'resident' attendant occupying a room within the transdorm, would be maintaining cleanliness in the public restrooms.   Sure, it's someone's job....but....if the attendant has to come over from another car, I wonder just how much attention it would get....

 

I haven't ridden in one, but still I wonder....


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 04:00 PM

I too am self-sufficient, as far as operating my bed, retrieving coffee, etc.
 
My main concern with having no 'resident' attendant occupying a room within the transdorm, would be maintaining cleanliness in the public restrooms.   Sure, it's someone's job....but....if the attendant has to come over from another car, I wonder just how much attention it would get....
 
I haven't ridden in one, but still I wonder....


Since the crew also uses the 2-3 restrooms and showers in the Transdorm they are generally kept cleaner than the ones in the Revenue Cars!
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:17 PM

 

I too am self-sufficient, as far as operating my bed, retrieving coffee, etc.
 
My main concern with having no 'resident' attendant occupying a room within the transdorm, would be maintaining cleanliness in the public restrooms.   Sure, it's someone's job....but....if the attendant has to come over from another car, I wonder just how much attention it would get....
 
I haven't ridden in one, but still I wonder....


Since the crew also uses the 2-3 restrooms and showers in the Transdorm they are generally kept cleaner than the ones in the Revenue Cars!

 

Glad to hear that.......


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:20 PM

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 03:21 AM

My last sleeper journey was in May on the SWC - in the transdorm.
Didn't use the shower.
SCA treated me like a noob, offered help I didn't need, and was really good and heard my needs.
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Posted 27 December 2015 - 01:15 AM

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Just realized a third choice, I do not care about which sleeper I am in because I am on a train going somewhere.


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 07:11 AM

Personally I have no problem with the Transition Sleeper myself. The issues I and other folks have experienced from time to time are almost entirely due to lack of staff effort and are not related to the car itself.

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 02:07 AM

Have not seen any issues that couldn't occur in either car (SCA inattentive, room problems), and the rooms are all upstairs, so I don't care which car I am in.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:11 PM

If I ever end up riding on a Superliner train, would getting me a roomette in the transdorm be something that only an Amtrak agent can do?


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:09 PM

If I ever end up riding on a Superliner train, would getting me a roomette in the transdorm be something that only an Amtrak agent can do?

Booking a specific room or a specific car is something that only an agent can do.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:10 PM

 

If I ever end up riding on a Superliner train, would getting me a roomette in the transdorm be something that only an Amtrak agent can do?

Booking a specific room or a specific car is something that only an agent can do.

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Thought so, thanks!


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