We rode coach (lower level, we're seniors) from Lake Charles to San Antonio. We arrived an hour early. The SAS station isn't much , but is large compared to the LCH station. After 2 days in SAS, we had a roomette to STL. We stayed there 3 days, then back to SAS. While we were waiting at STL, the agents never told us there was a lounge for sleeper customers. When I asked, they did not encourage our using it. It's small, but nice and quiet. Our 24 hour trip back to SAS was nice. Our SCA, Debra, was very efficient. She stayed busy. The coffee was made before 6 am and there was actually cold water in the cooler, WITH CUPS! The bathrooms were well stocked, too. Both cities were very enjoyable. I have trip reports on Trip Advisor. We love traveling on Amtrak.
Trip report 12-26-16 - 1-3-17 Lch-Sas-Stl
Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:22 PM
Trains ridden: Downeaster, Adirondack, Vermonter, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Crescent, Cardinal, Capitol Limited, Lake shore Limited, Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Texas eagle, Sunset limited, Coast Starlight, Empire Service, City of New Orleans. Scenic excursion trains-Combres & Toltec from Chama NM, Georgetown Loop in CO, White Pass & Yukon in Alaska. I also rode the KCS passenger train from Shreveport, LA to Dequincy, LA many times, and Lake Charles to Kansas City, before Amtrak. This shows my age . My father and brother worked for the KCS, so I guess trains are in my blood! I have added the Pacific Surfliner (to San Diego) and the Pere Marquette (to Holland and St. Joseph, MI) to my list. Both were lovely rides.
Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:14 AM
And you are correct about the Lounge in STL,they don't exactly advertise it or encourage those eligible to use it while waiting on their train.
"..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
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