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  1. Maverickstation

    Amtrak Riverside Call Center to Close - Jan 2019

    Here is another story that reports 1 in 5 Riverside workers will relocate east. https://www.pe.com/2019/01/08/about-1-in-5-riverside-amtrak-workers-headed-to-philadelphia/ Ken
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    Meals on Capitol Limited & Silver Meteor

    Just be aware the Capitol serves the limited, Contemporary Menu. Considering the dining options available in Chicago, you would do better to dine ahead of train time. https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/menus/routes/Capitol-Limited-Sleeping-Car-Menu-0518.pdf
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    chicago Christmas day

    As others have posted, check with some of the grand hotels, most will have dining options on Christmas. The Palmer House Hilton on the loop near Macy's (Marshall Fields), is another beautiful option. Whatever you do, don't wait for dinner on the southbound CONO, the "dinner" choices are a few pre-made sandwiches, or a Caesar Salad. If anything enjoy an early, relaxed Christmas Dinner, you could always take one of the sandwiches on the CONO for a late snack. https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/menus/routes/City-of-New-Orleans-Southbound-Tran-59-Dining-Car-Menu-1017.pdf
  4. Either should work fine, Brunswick has a dedicated parking lot about 2 blocks from the station, and Portland has ample parking just outside the front door.
  5. The bus that leaves from South Station is Concord Coach. They offer frequent service and most times they are faster than the Downeaster. They show a movie and provide bottled water and a snack. They stow baggage for you in the luggage bays. When we take a day trip from Boston to Portland we often take the Downeaster one way and take Concord the other. Ken
  6. That tunnel has been closed for awhile now due to a major construction project. The exit from the T to the street level only requires about. 1 block walk.
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    NYC Club Acela closing for renovations?

    When we were in South Station on 8/31 using Acela First Class the words was another 4 to 6 weeks for repairs to be complete. Ken
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    When was the last time you rode in an Amtrak dome car?

    I should add VIA rails The Ocean from August 2017. Great wine tastings and Route narratives.
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    When was the last time you rode in an Amtrak dome car?

    Two years ago, The Great Dome on The Downeaster.
  10. From what I've heard though, the Acela First Class meals are pretty small. That might not be ideal for an overnight train.. Judge for yourself, the ACELA First Class meals aren’t that small. IMG_1535676113.947002.jpg Looks pretty similar to what I had on Via Rail Business. . The concept is similar, but VIA Rails corridor business class is more expansive with the beverage trolley, and real hot towel service.
  11. From what I've heard though, the Acela First Class meals are pretty small. That might not be ideal for an overnight train.. Judge for yourself, the ACELA First Class meals aren’t that small.
  12. A bit off topic, but hats off to Frank, the Red Cap at South Station. A true pro !!
  13. Here is the other part of the menu.
  14. . On ACELA First Class today. . The Menu has 3 versions that rotate, this would be a good menu for trains like the Lake Shore and Capitol Limited, as opposed to what they now offer. 2 LSA’s provided service to our sold out first class car.
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    Great Dome 2018 Schedule

    There are some construction projects that will affect the Great Dome Schedule on The Downeaster starting September 10. http://amtrakdowneaster.com/dome-car Ken
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