It is extremely confusing for OS travellers, to tip or not to tip.
When on the SWC we asked our SCA what was the norm, and he explained to us that it was not necessary,
however if we very happy with the service, a few dollars would suffice. Steven was a great SCA.
So on that journey Dining Car staff were tipped according to our level of satisfaction
When on the EB, my level of satisfaction declined somewhat, so I was less forthcoming.
When on the CS , my level of satisfaction dissolved completely and I did not tip anyone
on that train at all. As I was alone on the last two journeys it just fell to me decide, I decided I wanted them to know
I was not happy with the service at all.