Jump to content

F900ElCapitan

Members
  • Content Count

    54
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About F900ElCapitan

  • Rank
    Service Attendant

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Frisco, TX
  • Interests
    Lifelong railfan and a corporate pilot by trade.

Recent Profile Visitors

90 profile views
  1. Interesting. Thanks for the reply.
  2. F900ElCapitan

    What would you add?

    Oh, I completely agree. In fact, I really think that route could be double daily very quickly after starting. Those are some large population centers with zero or minimal service today.
  3. To add another question to this, I read a few months ago about smells from the restrooms making its way to the bedrooms. So are D and E more prone to this since they are directly above, or does it matter? To add to this, A couple of months ago I was in FTW when the TE went through with a 422 sleeper from LAX, and evidently the lav wasn’t serviced in LA and had been smelling the whole way. Thankfully the guys in FTW finally serviced it for them. To say the least the pax were not happy.
  4. F900ElCapitan

    What would you add?

    That could definitely be an easier add. But my idea should be able to arrive Roanoke about the same time the CL arrives in DC, so time to FL would depend on ROW (and yes, securing ROW is a difficult but doable task) south of Roanoke. My idea would also make Florida easy for Indianapolis, Cinncinati, The Greenbrier, etc., thus maybe creating some new markets. Then, what would you use for equipment on through cars since the CL uses Superliners and the Silvers use Amfleet? Is there enough Transition/sleeper cars to make this work? Then how would you handle the dorm part of those cars if they’re going to have to be fully public? Through cars just seem a bit tough logistically with the current fleet and utilization/assignments. Of course I’m also not sure if Amtrak could pull together enough Amfleet cars to fill the needs of my idea either.
  5. F900ElCapitan

    What would you add?

    Now that I think about it, and with talk of the Cardinal, the other train I would add that would be Q and E, is a Florida section for the Cardinal. The train could split at Clifton Forge and the Florida section could head for Roanoke (using the new station), then figure out a route to Miami.
  6. F900ElCapitan

    Roomette 'flash sale' Ends December 11

    Yeah, that’s what I found too. Although I haven’t made a call to AGR to confirm this since I don’t have enough time off available to take advantage of the offer.
  7. F900ElCapitan

    Roomette 'flash sale' Ends December 11

    I got it to work on Jan 16 too.
  8. F900ElCapitan

    CONO last night New Orleans-Chicago

    Interesting. I wonder what the setups will be next September for my trips, especially the TE. I imagine the longer LD trains will be status quo, but who knows.
  9. F900ElCapitan

    Roomette 'flash sale' Ends December 11

    Interesting, and your dates are in the correct range too?
  10. F900ElCapitan

    CONO last night New Orleans-Chicago

    So is the CONO the only train that handles the CCC this way? Because the Texas Eagle gets the CCC also, but when I rode it this last summer the cafe in the SSL was open.
  11. F900ElCapitan

    Roomette 'flash sale' Ends December 11

    On the home page, watch for the promotion to come across as a banner and go to that page. Or, I just thought of this, go to this link. https://www.amtrak.com/roomette-sale-buy-one-get-one-free?cmp=wsp-RoometteSale-HPFrame1
  12. F900ElCapitan

    Roomette 'flash sale' Ends December 11

    I looked at it a little while ago, and you have to input the trip info from the promotion page in order to get the discount. They do have the option to price with points, but when I get to the price page there isn’t a promotion applied to points options like on the cash side. So the only option I see right now would be to call AGR and see if they can do it. I also looked through the restrictions posted and they don’t rule out points purchases.
  13. F900ElCapitan

    Roomette 'flash sale' Ends December 11

    What’s the worst they can say? “We can’t give you any discounts.”?
  14. You see, I find this contradictory to everything else I’ve heard and that the lower car number (0531 in this case) is closer to the diner. Thoughts?
  15. So from what I’ve read here and elsewhere, the California Zephyr doesn’t have a 0530/0630 car, and the sleepers start with 0531/0631. So the 0532 would be the second car from the diner. Does this sound correct? This might help me with my upcoming trip. Thanks!
×