There are so many factors that go into when a train (particularly a long-distance train) can be slotted into a schedule that, even if Amtrak wanted to, they couldn't practically hinge things around avoiding meal times.
Replying to Breakfast at Train Origination
Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:31 PM
Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:31 PM
Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:16 PM
Breakfast is served after Slidell, but I think there is only 1 searing. It is at least a shortened time.[/quote]
Guess your memory is slipping Dave.😄
Last time you and I rode #20 NOL-WAS on the way to the Gathering we ate Breakfast as we crossed the Causeway BEFORE reaching Slidell. YMMV
Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:44 AM
Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:12 AM
It has been several years since I took the Crescent out of New Orleans at 7am and can't remember if they served breakfast. I am thinking they did but not sure. Thanks.[/quote]
Yep, "..Nothing could be finer than Breakfast in the Diner.." as the Crescent crosses the Causeway across the Lake heading for Mississippi as the Sun comes up!😎
Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:05 AM
It has been several years since I took the Crescent out of New Orleans at 7am and can't remember if they served breakfast. I am thinking they did but not sure. Thanks.
Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:24 PM
Thanks for all the help, folks. The adventure begins on the 6th of January . . .
Posted 21 December 2017 - 06:48 PM
The cold boxed dinner served out of PDX to sleeper passengers is (IMO) one of the best meals served on Amtrak!
I guess it depends on the menu rotation. I would prefer a side salad, grilled to order salmon and baked potato vs. any cold boxed entree. Ha.
But The boxed meals on the Builder do the job. I've only has the dinner once, and I feel like the sleeper attendant made a big difference. It seems odd that your only choices for a drink are coffee, juice and bottled water.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:49 PM
The meal out of PDX was decent. It was a nice change of pace from standard Amtrak fare, but I'm still more of a fan of a hot entree for dinner.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:06 PM