Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:17 PM
Welcome to the AU discussion forum. Australia is an interesting place to live or visit. Also, have you ridden the Ghan or the Indian Pacific? They are some of the best trains south of the Equator. And traveling around the US by Amtrak is one of the best way to do it. Also, consider spending a night or two between trains, so you can explore the area before catching your next train. Also if you have some extra money, I recommend that you upgrade to a sleeper, as it is worth the upgrade, for example meals are included, more comfortable than coachclass when you sleep, lounge access, shower access while on the train. On some trains, the sleeper cars are towards the back of the train, meaning that you get to view outside from the back window that coachclass passengers do not have the luxury of doing so on those trains.
Just a 23 year old college student who likes to travel by train.
Trains taken (US): Coast Starlight, San Joaquins, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Hoosier State, SP4449 excursion 2015
Commuter/Transit Rail (US): Metra, TriMet, SoundTransit, Muni, LA MetroRail, CTA EL, BART
Trains/Transit taken (Outside US and Canada): KNR, SMSC, SMRT, IRTC, DJET, DX LINE, EVERLINE, BTC, METRO9
Ambus trips: BFD-LAX, EMY-SFC
Current Amtrak mileage: 20271 miles plus 130 Ambus miles