Jump to content




Photo

Texas Eagle STL-DAL 1/28-1/29/17


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 NativeSon5859

NativeSon5859

    Conductor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 775 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NOLA

Posted 01 February 2017 - 12:23 PM

It was my first time on the Eagle in quite a few years. I flew up to STL from DFW and took the Metrolink train to the Civic Center station, which is right next to the Amtrak/Greyhound station. It was about a 35 minute ride. I killed about an hour in the "First Class Lounge" (pretty nice, about the same as the Magnolia Room in NOL I think) before train #21 arrived, about 20min behind schedule.

Boarded the Sleeping Car where a very friendly SCA introduced herself, and got settled into room 10.

Then I went to the Diner for dinner. It was about 8pm and there were only two passengers eating. Had a table to myself. Nice garden salad, roll, and a delicious steak dinner. Cheesecake cup for desert. Presentation was Attached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969696.854761.jpg   64.11KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969709.700485.jpg   54.69KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969720.997090.jpg   48.03KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969731.587980.jpg   48.69KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969741.865702.jpg   58.16KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969751.488176.jpg   57.37KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969760.834348.jpg   63.63KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969775.374763.jpg   60.73KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969784.913698.jpg   61.85KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969796.437430.jpg   53.42KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969805.477377.jpg   62.51KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969819.563049.jpg   62.3KB   8 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1485969828.284965.jpg   62.57KB   8 downloadsbad, but it tasted fine. Friendly service, too.

Back to the room around 9, had the bed put down, turned out all the lights, and listened to some music while watching the small towns pass by. I appreciated the portions of jointed rail every so often. Decided to call it a night after leaving the new Arcadia station.

Kind of a restless sleep, but I was very comfortable. Found myself waking up at all of the stops. Track seemed worse in Arkansas. The early arrival and long stop in LIT made me fall asleep quickly, and I didn't wake up until around 0630.

Had a delicious breakfast in a 1/4 full Dining Car around 7. Biscuits with jalapeño gravy. It was the special, and it was tasty. Then chilled in the Sightseer Lounge for a bit before returning to my room.

Stepped off in Longview for some fresh air. Watched about eight passengers board the Houston bus.

Early arrival into DAL, around 1105.

Bought a DART rail ticket and took the train to DFW airport then back to my hotel (Hyatt Regency DFW).

Overall, a very relaxing, enjoyable ride. Pics below...
U.S: Acela Express, California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Cascades, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Hiawatha, Lake Shore Limited, Northeast Regional, Pacific Surfliner, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Three Rivers, Twilight Shoreliner, Vermonter

Europe: Cisalpino, EuroCity, Eurostar Italia, ICE, TGV, TGV Duplex, Thalys

#2 Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

    Engineer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,429 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Austin Texas
  • Interests:Passenger Trains/Travel/Sports(except Soccer)/Government-Politics/Reading/Old Buildings
    Movies/Music/Unicorns and Ancient Aliens!

Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

Nice pics and trip on my "Home" Train.

Thanks for sharing!😎
 
"There's Something About a Train! It's Magic!"-- 1970s Amtrak Ad
 
".. I ride on a Mail Train Baby, can't buy a thrill.."--I said that!
 
"..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




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users