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#1 Ganado


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 04:48 PM

New to site. Loving all the helpful info. Mostly use rail for business travel when I'm on east coast. Comfortable seats no long security lines and I can work and look out the window. Internet and phone access. What's not to like about train travel !

Unfortunately west coast and mid USA train schedules are not very traveler friendly

And I may do a train vacation on west coast for fun. Suggestions welcome!

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:48 PM

Welcome aboard!:hi:
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 06:02 PM

What is not traveller friendly? The overnight part or many of them in general?


Nonetheless, please enjoy Amtrak!


West Coast train trips would mainly be the Coast Starlight (ocean from Ventura to San Luis Obispo), and of the 4 western LD trains.


We also occasionally quarrel over whether to end the Cardinal or not  :ph34r:  (looking at you, Philly!)  :P

Edited by maxbuskirk, 21 August 2016 - 06:03 PM.

I have ridden Cascades #516 (SEA-STW), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-SLO), Southwest Chief #4 (LAX-CHI), Cardinal #50 (CHI-NYP), Northeast Regional #85 (NYP-WAS), Capitol Limited #30 (HFY-WAS), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-PDX), Coast Starlight #11 (SLO-LAX), and many Pacific Surfliners with Amtrak. I have observed, including the previous, California Zephyr #5 at SAC (lucky), what I guess to be Crescent #19 (at WAS) and Silver Meteor #97 (at WAS), Empire Builder #28 at PDX, and Sunset Limited #2/Texas Eagle #422 at LAX. I have also ridden the Hokutosei in Japan, Ueno - Sapporo (now discontinued).

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:35 AM




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