Posted 27 February 2015 - 10:11 PM
Since you're riding the SWC from ABQ in a Sleeper you'll have an Early, Limited Menu Breakfast on the Train in the Diner! ( Scheduled arrival, 8:15am) The Metro Lounge has pastries, juice, coffee and water in the morning and. You can leave your luggage with the friendly desk attendants in the Lounge!
I'd say use a Redcap to get from the Train to the Lounge, they'll pick you up on the cart and take you to the back door of the Lounge from the Platform!( crosses active tracks)
If you want to walk to the Lounge, go down the ramp from the platform, turn right in the tunnel and walk till you get to the Amtrak Ticket counters on your left, turn left a the counters, go down the hall till you see a wall with rent a car signs, the elevator is to your left behind the wall, goes up one floor and the Lounge is on the left as you step put of the elevator through the Big Wooden door! Not sure if there's signs there yet or not, there wasn't last October on the way to the Gathering!
If you're spending some time in LAX and want an excellent complete Breakfast or
a Great French Dip Sandwich ( Lamb is my fave) go to the famous Philippe, 1001 Alameda St.! ( Google it up for Menu, info etc. Its a LA and Train Riders Tradition!)
Go out the front door of Union Station, turn right and go a couple of blocks on Alameda Street, you see it on the corner across the street past the Chevron Filling Station that's in all the movies!
"There's Something About a Train! It's Magic!"-- 1970s Amtrak Ad
"..My heart is warm with the friends I make,and better friends I'll not be knowing,
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay