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dlagrua

Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:32 PM

Sadly, the particular route in question in this thread is single level, and lacks an SSL. The lounge comes from Boston and joins at Albany, and to sell B/C seating is a "split car" so there isn't even a lot of table space..... best bet is left side out of NYP, it gives you the Hudson and the Mohawk/Canal view at least through dark....

OOPs sorry that I missed that. My bad.  


PVD

Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:38 AM

Sadly, the particular route in question in this thread is single level, and lacks an SSL. The lounge comes from Boston and joins at Albany, and to sell B/C seating is a "split car" so there isn't even a lot of table space..... best bet is left side out of NYP, it gives you the Hudson and the Mohawk/Canal view at least through dark....


dlagrua

Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:23 AM

Although we rarely travel in coach we do face the same challenge as to how to keep busy on the trip. During daylight hours we will go over to the sightseer lounge and view the scenery until it gets dark.  When in our room or at a seat, I pair my laptop to my cell phone and cruise the net on hobby sites, travel sites and news sites. Also bring a few magazines, some movie DVD's and a set of earphones. .  Come bedtime it can be hard to sleep on the train so my solution is a small cup of strong chamomile tea with a few drops of Bach's rescue remedy added. Works every time and doesn't make you drowsy like Benedryl.  Amtrak coach seats recline far more than airline seats and it is possible to sleep in coach.  If you have a few extra bucks to spare consider breakfast in the dining car.


PVD

Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:40 PM

I agree with your general sentiment about night travel. I just never really found it to be particularly good on that specific  route.......


SarahZ

Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:44 PM

Sarah I find night time a great time to watch outside, seeing the small towns, watching the stars on a clear night, the lightning lighting up the sky on a stormy night, the silouets created by the moon, seeing people in side businesses or homes living their lives not looking at your train passing by. Now, I love to listen music as the world passes my window. I always carry reading material but rarely read on the train.


Same here. If you read my earlier post, you'll see I mentioned a few of those things.


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Lonestar648

Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:36 PM

Sarah I find night time a great time to watch outside, seeing the small towns, watching the stars on a clear night, the lightning lighting up the sky on a stormy night, the silouets created by the moon, seeing people in side businesses or homes living their lives not looking at your train passing by. Now, I love to listen music as the world passes my window. I always carry reading material but rarely read on the train.

LookingGlassTie

Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:53 PM

"99 bottles of beer on the wall

99 bottles of beer

Take one down, pass it around.............."

 

:P


SarahZ

Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:14 PM

why would you not want to be looking out the window?  That is one of the features of traveling by train, see this beautiful country we are blessed to live in.


Well, if it's dark, there's not much to look at. ;)

PVD

Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:43 PM

Much of the year it will be dark after Albany, with very little to see until the next morning...I like the run up the Hudson, and the Mohawk/Canal section is ok on the Empire Service trains I use, but its pretty dark out there on the LSL running time...


me_little_me

Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:41 PM

If you have tablet  with micro-SD slot, Sandisk has a 400mb (yes, four HUNDRED MB) card. You'll never have to look out the window even if traveling across country!

MB? What about GB?

 

 

Thanks. I fixed my post. It is GB.


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