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cpotisch

Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:04 PM

Until the OP comes back, we won't know for sure if s/he's riding a superliner or a viewliner. 

S/he says Chicago to NYC in a superliner - but does s/he mean the CL with a transfer to an NER?  Or does s/he think all trains out of Chicago are superliners and assumes the LSL or the Cardinal is a superliner?

I think it's probably the CL.

 

He said:

I was assigned bedroom 011 on the first level next to the luggage area.

I figure that's a good room, right?

That obviously describes a Superliner, and since it doesn't seem like the OP has traveled in an SL sleeper before, he was probably told the layout of the car by Amtrak, who would most likely get the car type right.

 

That said, back in January, I called Amtrak to get some baggage policy info (if I could check a bag at a nearby station I wasn't departing from), and they said to just put the bag "In the baggage area downstairs". I was in a Viewliner Roomette on the Silver Meteor. So I guess it doesn't really matter what Amtrak said to the OP (if anything) about equipment type and layout in the first place.


PVD

Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:02 PM

Assigning a room to onboard crew (other than the sleeping car attendant) is using one of the revenue rooms 1-12.  The attendant room opposite the shower that I referred to is separate. It is not in the 1-12 revenue room range. I specifically referenced the attendant room. The attendant room is not sold  It is clearly indicated as such on any floorplan of a VL sleeper.


AmtrakBlue

Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:50 PM

Until the OP comes back, we won't know for sure if s/he's riding a superliner or a viewliner. 

S/he says Chicago to NYC in a superliner - but does s/he mean the CL with a transfer to an NER?  Or does s/he think all trains out of Chicago are superliners and assumes the LSL or the Cardinal is a superliner?


Maglev

Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:41 PM

The original poster also refers to a "Bedroom," while #11 is always a "Roomette."


Acela150

Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:22 PM

Every time Ive ridden Viewliner Trains( including in Room 11 on the LSL) there were various Roomettes occupied by OBS but can't confirm Steve's ( Amtrak Rez Agent)post about certain rooms being "Reserved" for Crew Members???

Perhaps one of our Amtrak OBS members can confirm???

 

Sorry Jim, Don't have that kind of access. 

 

Viewliner roomettes for sale are 1-12, the attendant room (opposite the shower) is not numbered.

 

PVD, that is incorrect. The LSA's, Chef's, and Coach Attendants all have a room each. I'm not sure which rooms they get. I guess it all depends on the train. 


Lonestar648

Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:03 PM

I have been in most of the rooms on the Viewliner, they are all good.  The SCA has a designated room, never used or numbered for revenue like said above, across from the shower.


PVD

Posted 13 March 2018 - 05:51 PM

Viewliner roomettes for sale are 1-12, the attendant room (opposite the shower) is not numbered.


Bob Dylan

Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:27 PM

Every time Ive ridden Viewliner Trains( including in Room 11 on the LSL) there were various Roomettes occupied by OBS but can't confirm Steve's ( Amtrak Rez Agent)post about certain rooms being "Reserved" for Crew Members???

Perhaps one of our Amtrak OBS members can confirm???

jis

Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:25 PM

I believe and I can't confirm this.. That Room 11 on Viewliner's is for either an LSA or Coach Attendant. Can't confirm that though.  

I have actually traveled in Roomette 11 at least once on the LSL. So I can confidently say that at least on that run in that car it was not assigned to any LSA or Coach Attendant. but as Bob Dylan says YMMV.


Dakota 400

Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:20 PM

I enjoyed either #11 or #12 on the Empire Builder last July and would book one of them in the future.  Really liked the location relative to the shower, additional rest rooms, and the luggage area.  I heard no unusual noise because of being near the doors.  But, being on the lower level, I was among the early guests in the Sleeper to detrain.


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