I've been wanting to do a cross-country train trip for some time, but timing has never worked out. My vacation schedule just aligned so that this July I will be able to take the train from LA to DC. I'll be traveling coach, unfortunately, but looking forward to the adventure.
My plan is to take the California Zephyr from Los Angeles to Chicago. There I can connect to either the Capitol Limited or the Cardinal --- which would you recommend?
I've done overnight Amtrak travel on the LSL between Chi and Erie, PA a number of times, so I have some experience, but I've never done a longer trip --- any general advice for surviving coach for that long would also be appreciated.
Thanks and Happy Travels!