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#1 Rail_Gurlz

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:14 PM

New reader here, love the rails. Had the opportunity to live and work in Switzerland with a previous job and made good use of trains to visit family, see amazing snowy landscapes, and see travel far beyond where my bike would go.

Getting ready for a cross-country trip with step-mom. Sacramento, CA to Lisbon, ME with a couple of days in NYC for fun. The planning is a bit complicated so if y’all have some ideas to smooth it out would love to hear.

Really happy to have found you.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:17 PM

Welcome to AU!

Please read the First Time Riders and Trip Report Forums here, tons of Good info on both.
"There's Something About a Train! It's Magic!"-- 1970s Amtrak Ad
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Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 12:44 AM

Welcome aboard!:hi:
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 03 August 2018 - 08:46 AM

Welcome to Amtrak Unlimited! I second Bob Dylan's advice to check out the Amtrak FAQs & First-Time Rider Info and Trip Reports forums. However, if you want more info or advice specific to your trip, I recommend you start a thread with all your questions in the main Amtrak Rail Discussion forum. Hope we can help!


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Wish List: Auto Train, Cardinal, CONO, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Crescent (overnight), Adirondack w/ Great Dome


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:37 AM

Thank you all for being so welcoming!

Ill definitely post something specific for our trip. Were a little confused by all the options and my having limited travel time doesnt help.
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