Posted 23 September 2017 - 09:29 PM
Many Amtrak long-distance trains still have chefs and waiters.
I don't think the food on Amtrak is bad. Sure, it could be better, and many of the reasons it is not better are political. But on a cross-country trip in January (23 meals on board), the only "bad" food I had was a tasteless blueberry bar in my boxed breakfast on the Portland section of the Empire Builder (and that is from an outside caterer in Montana). I have heard a lot of "horror" stories about poor food quality in the diner-lounge on the Cardinal, but in fact the salmon I had for dinner on that train was very good.
Northeast corridor Heritage, Amfleet and Acela, CN Super Continental, Broadway Limited, Lone Star, Sunset Limited, Coast Starlight, San Joaquin, Southwest Limited, National Limited, Champion, California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Wolverine, Crescent, Empire Builder, Cascades, Lake Shore Limited, Silver Meteor, Cardinal.