Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:35 PM
As the_traveler said, the Palmetto doesn't have sleepers or a dining car - it's just coaches (including business class) and a cafe car. The same thing applies with the Pennsylvanian, which would be your first train, connecting to the Palmetto in Philadelphia.
I would recommend you take the Capitol Limited to from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C, and then the Silver Meteor to Florence. Both trains are much nicer than the Pennsylvanian and Palmetto, most notably because they offer sleeping and dining cars. Plus, you will get a Sightseer Lounge on the Capitol, which is a vastly nicer place to relax than the Amfleet lounges on the Pennsylvanian.
Routes Traveled: Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Crescent, Lake Shore Limited, California Zephyr, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Ethan Allen Express, Empire Service, Maple Leaf, Adirondack, Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service
Wish List: Cardinal, CONO, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Crescent (overnight), Adirondack w/ Great Dome, Downeaster