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#21 the_traveler

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

However, after 6/1 there will be no Dining Car breakfast on the CL.
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 25 May 2018 - 10:37 PM

Note: I would sometimes go on to WAS and take the next Regional to PHL so I didn't have to get up so early.  Pittsburgh is a beautiful city, but the Amtrak station is clearly the opposite, though the agent is great as are most Amtrak staff.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

I really feel like taking the CL to WAS is the best option here, especially for a first time rider in his 70s. He gets to enjoy his room until 1:00 PM, which in my opinion is a hell of a lot  better than waking up before 5 a.m, only to get off in an AmShack and endure coach for the rest of the ride. He'll also get a free complimentary continental breakfast on the Capitol, and even though it's contemporary dining, I bet it will be better than the offerings in the Pennsylvanian's AmCan.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:22 PM

If for some reason the connection is blown to the Penn you are (pretty much) stuck, whereas in Washington there is almost always a train to PHL within a reasonable time.


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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:58 AM

I agree, for the first time rider, going to WAS then changing to a regional gives the comfort of the room, security of knowing he can get a connection to PHL no matter when he arrives WAS.


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