Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:35 AM
I, too, was wondering about getting breakfast with that timeframe but will definitely be ready to go at 6:30 and just hope the train is not early.
A few years ago I was on the Meteor when it was expected to arrive in WAS early and the dining car did not open early, so I resolved myself to the fact that I would not get breakfast on the train. However, due to train traffic or something else, we were delayed right outside of WAS and the dining car opened. I did not realize that it was open until my excellent sleeping car attendant told me. He figured that I would not have enough time to eat, so he asked me what I would like to order. He ordered a breakfast to go for me, and I carried it off the train. I ended up eating my train breakfast in the food court in Union Station sitting with Ryan (who happended to be passing through WAS on his way to work). This was a win-win-win for me.
I rarely (if never) wish for train 98 to be early into WAS - especially when that is my destination.
Railroad Bill, Ryan, Dakota 400 and 3 others like this
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