After my City of New Orleans trip, I would consider taking Amtrak again. We would be leaving out of Chicago and the possible routes that interest me are:
Texas Eagle (Chicago to Dallas)
Southwest Chief (Chicago to ABQ)
California Zephyr (Chicago to Denver)
However, I've been reading about lengthy Amtrak delays (especially on the CZ). I was wondering if anyone had any experience on these routes and could give me a little insight on what to expect.