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#1 Guest_Senior-Tea-Leader_*

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 03:46 PM

Hello.

Due to travel from Chicago to Memphis then Memphis to NOLA a few days later.

Just wondering about meals (dinner and breakfast) on the first leg. We have a roomette. Would there be any meal service on this train? The departure time is quite late and the arrival time at Memphis is very early.

Just seats for the second leg (Memphis to NOLA). Sandwiches, snacks, etc

Thanks in advance for the replies.



#2 the_traveler

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:13 PM

There is dinner served upon departure from Chicago, however, you may wish (if you have time and wish) to have dinner somewhere in Chicago. I'm not sure what time arrival is in Memphis (I'm too lazy to look it up :giggle: ), but breakfast service begins at 6:30 am.

Edited by the_traveler, 30 August 2017 - 07:13 PM.

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 31 August 2017 - 02:13 PM

Thanks for the reply, the_traveler.

I think we're jumping off the train for about 06:30.

We'll get some breakfast in Memphis.  :)



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:42 PM

Dinner is served shortly after departure.  Sorry you do not have time unless the train is late for breakfast.  If late, get to the Diner when it opens for a quick breakfast, I have done it in 30 minutes easy.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 12:09 PM

Thanks, Lonestar.

Will do that if the train is late.

Wouldn't want to wish my holiday away but maybe 30 - 40 mins delayed would be ok.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:44 AM

Many consider the train ride a major part of their holiday, making a delay and a chance to have another meal on the train a bonus.


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