I am hoping someone can help me out with a few questions. We are 1st time Amtrak travelers. We have booked 2 roomettes for travel between Sandusky Ohio to Fort Lauderdale Florida. There will be a transfer of trains in Washington DC.
Question Number 1-the roomettes are too small for 4 people to hang out in, correct? Since we will be on the train for an extended period of time where can we hang out together?
2-We have a long layover in Washington DC and want to leave the terminal. My understanding is that since we have roomettes we can store our luggage for free in the lounge. What type of storage do they offer? Is it in a secured locker or closet or do we just leave it sitting out?
3-There is no baggage check on the Capitol Limited. Will we have enough room in the roomette to store our luggage?
4-The second leg of our journey is on the Silver Meteor, which does have luggage check but since it is not our originating destination can we check our luggage or do we still have to keep it with us?
I am really excited about this trip. I hope that traveling on Amtrak turns out to be a great experience. Thank you for helping me understand how everything works.