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#61 Bob Dylan

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:19 PM

It seems to be the overwhelming consensus of AUers who are also Amtrak customers, that the National Menu and Amcrap served in the Cafes takes a back seat to the State sponsored trains offerings!

Hopefully Mr Anderson and his Airline Executive team are aware of this and will work on upgrading this service ASAP!

I wouldn't even mind if all of the Full Service Diners were turned into Diner Lites on the Eastern,One Day/Night Trains if this was done.

First we kill all the Boardman bean counters that nicked and dimed the LD Trains, then start on the lawyers.LOL

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:20 PM

Macaroni and Cheese and Local Cookie on Cascades Bistro car.

That Mac 'n Cheese looks pretty much identical to the Trader Joe's microwavable Mac n' Cheese I'm eating right now. Still looks a whole lot better than the Kraft mac I've seen on the east coast trains.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:26 PM

It seems to be the overwhelming consensus of AUers who are also Amtrak customers, that the National Menu and Amcrap served in the Cafes takes a back seat to the State sponsored trains offerings!


Yep, I agree too.  If the state-sponsored menu on the Downeaster were available nationally I'd be pretty happy.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:08 PM

I wonder if Anderson is willing to increase spending on the National Menus with so many in Congress wanting no food service. My US Senator doesn't see the benefit of passenger rail, my US Rep has not been against It, but also not an advocate. He is retiring so not sure what November will bring with many Reps retiring.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:39 PM

The cascades has a lot of locally sourced items as well. Let's not kid ourselves if Anderson finds out he will demand the state's go to the national network for equal but crappy service.
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