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Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:12 AM

Does Amtrak do tours of their various trains? Is this only on "train Day?" Can you arrange a tour?

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:16 AM

No they don't. The only "tour" is when you ride and walk to other cars.
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 11:42 AM

Sleeper passengers are granted access to most of the train.

Passengers don't have access to baggage cars, the locomotives, food prep areas, and other crew areas.

Edited by KmH, 08 July 2017 - 11:43 AM.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:46 PM

On some trains at some origin stations, you might find a SCA who may allow a guest to board with a Passenger if not close to departure, if the SCA feels the Guest will be off quickly.  When I took my youngest grandchild on her first overnight train trip, the SCA allowed her mom and dad to go with us so she could show them the room and so a photo could be taken.  We arrived before boarding started so there was 15 - 20 minutes before departure.  I made sure the SCA knew the guests were off the train.  Since the Diner was next to our car I showed them the car through the glass.  Looked at the shower on the lower level as well.  Do not think this would work in NYP, WAS, or CHI, but I saw it work in LAX and SEA.  Another place was in Denver due to the long service time if the train is on time or early.


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