Reported elsewhere by Gene Poon...
According to a Los Angeles source, there is to be a change in how Sleeping Car passengers are handled off an early Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle into Los Angeles.
Effective May 1, sleeper passengers will get off the train on arrival and be taken to the Metropolitan Lounge. The lounge normally opens at 5am, but days when Train 1 arrives earlier than that, it will open at 430am.
One Question: What happens when #1 arrives as early as 411am...which it has?
The statement that says sleeper passengers can stay on board till
0630 is supposed to have been taken out of all the timetables, but it appears in the National one. OOPS...
But it is getting close to May 1...and no official paperwork has been posted.
Aboard the train there has been a minor OBS change. The (Los Angeles) attendant in the Texas Eagle sleeper now goes through to Ft. Worth.
The Chicago attendant for that car gets on in San Antonio and the Los Angeles employee then works the train's sleeper and the first coach behind the lounge. Prior to that the LAX attendant was working to
Austin alongside the Chicago attendant. The change was apparently
done due to numerous complaints about the Chicago OBS employees.
Again, the Eagle timetable also still mentions staying on board until 6:30am.