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  1. NativeSon5859

    New Menus on #8

    The 9th.
  2. NativeSon5859

    New Menus on #8

    No, same prices from what I can tell.
  3. NativeSon5859

    New Menus on #8

    They look great. Same meal choices though, it looks like. On 8 out of SEA tonight.
  4. NativeSon5859

    Texas Eagle Dining

    Here’s a pic of a MAX 8 (top) and a MAX 9 (bottom) at MSY I took recently. Larger engines than the regular 800/900 series plus they sit higher off the ground.
  5. NativeSon5859

    Size of the Western LD Winter Consists

    I’m traveling CHI-SEA on 2/8 and I got room 4 in the 731 car.
  6. I’m planning a transcon trip for February using points and I was looking at doing SEA-CHI-BOS, but I absolutely hate being right next to the engines. I like hearing the horn blow, but from a bit of a distance, not close enough where you have to wear ear plugs. Riding in the dorm car on the CONO is very loud - can’t imagine this would be any better.
  7. NativeSon5859

    Muffuletta on 58?

    It’s served on 59 only.
  8. NativeSon5859

    National Menu Changes?

    On 59 today (same old barely mediocre meals of course) so for lunch just now of out Jackson I just went ahead and bought a burger/chips from the cafe. After I bought it, as I was heading back to the sleeper, the LSA told me “oh I wish you would have told me you were in the sleeper, we’d have comp’d this for you.” This is the first time I’ve heard that. Good to know for the future because on this train, the box meals would be an improvement.
  9. No it was just a normal iPhone emoji.
  10. Just thinking way outside the box. [emoji16]
  11. What would be more valuable for Houston and San Antonio, assuming it has to be one or the other: 1) a one-seat ride to Atlanta, Washington DC, NYC 2) a one-seat rode to El Paso, Tucson, Los Angeles
  12. What about running the Texas Eagle Chicago-Ft.Worth-Abilene-El Paso-Los Angeles (seems like a quicker, more direct routing), have the Heartland Flyer run OKC-FTW-SAS (CHI-SAS connection in FTW), and like some have mentioned extend the Crescent overnight from NOL to HOS/SAS as to provide one-seat service to HOS/SAS from ATL and the Northeast. Agree that Crescent’s current reliability is awful. 19 arrived in NOL at 0555 this morning, about 10 hours late.
  13. From what I remember it was going to be a stub train with no sleepers featuring a cross platform connection in SAS. No thru cars. But I could be wrong.
  14. Yeah, I remember that proposal. Initially I was against it because selfishly I’d lose my one-roomette ride to LAX ([emoji23]). But heck, it’s so hard to schedule a trip on 1/2 with its tri-weekly schedule that daily with a short connection in SAS wouldn’t be terrible. I just think it’s wise to take advantage of NOLs geographic position somehow since it’s the only place in the nation besides CHI that can get you to both coasts. But that probably won’t even happen in my lifetime.
  15. I think a (big) problem with the Sunset is that it doesn’t offer a same day connection to the Crescent. Houston-Atlanta/Carolinas for example could be a large market. Plus it’d be much more convenient than taking the bus up to Longview and then having to catch two trains to WAS/NYC. The only problem is, obviously, the schedule would have to be altered greatly. I also think overnight between HOS and NOL would be good. It’s a long slow journey so just hop on, go to sleep, and wake up in either city in the morning. Ideally you’d also adjust 19/20, have 19 run an hour earlier into NOL (630p arrival) and have 20 run an hour later (800a departure). Something like this... Dp. LAX-700a Dp. PSP- 940a Dp MRC- 230p Dp. SAS-300p Dp. HOS-845p Dp. NOL-615a On the return... Dp. NOL-900p Dp. HOS-645a Dp. SAS-1215p Dp.MRC-905a Dp.PSP-205p Ar. LAX-535p Downsides: * No more connection with Starlight in LAX * Eagle thru cars would be history (unless TE schedule drastically altered) Upsides: * Better times for SAS, PSP, MRC * Easy access to/fr ATL/Carolinas and HOS/SAS/Southwest.