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  1. OlympianHiawatha

    Amtrak moving forward to stop all, most LDT

    My worry level over this is at near absolute zero; we have heard scare stories like this since Day 1 of Amtrak and nothing has yet to come of them, at least nothing regarding a wholesale elimination of long distance service.
  2. The old Chicago lounge never had an issue with outside as I've hauled Gold Coast and Giordano's in there with no problems.
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    An unusual passenger encounter

    And I always thought all the crackers and biscuits took the bus
  4. OlympianHiawatha

    2019 CA Zephyr Snow/Weather Delays

    With all the snow in the Sierras this year, I wonder how many times the big rotaries have been sent out.
  5. OlympianHiawatha

    Food Facts Update

    "All components in this meal kit are fully cooked." Sounds like they are describing a MRE rather than a Dining Car meal
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    Lake Shore/Capitol Limited Sleeping Car Menu Refresh 1/16/19

    Now that is a decent looking menu offering, especially for breakfast. I am assuming the Chicken, Beef and Noodle supper options are hot entrees...?
  7. OlympianHiawatha

    New River Train 2018

    I thought Supers ran on the Hiawathas and Greats on the Builder.
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    New River Train 2018

    A GREAT report with just as great pics. And what a sight seeing all those Great Domes on the same train!
  9. OlympianHiawatha

    New Menus on #8

    A very nice looking menu; much better than the previous. I'm sure these will be rolling out in the coming days on other trains that still carry a true Diner.
  10. OlympianHiawatha

    30th street updates (lounge and food)

    Very mid-Century. Step back into the Atomic Cafe era of the 50s!
  11. A great report, though I prefer the Builder during the Summer; I'll take 90 degrees over 1 degree any day. I grew up in Chicago and love BOTH Chicago and New York style pizza. And plain cheese; a pizza should be able to support itself without having to be loaded up with a bunch of add-ons to build up the flavor.
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    Visualization of a week's worth of Amtrak traffic

    Based on watching the Heartland Flyer and the 2 Eagles arrive and depart FTW at the exact same times each day, this is not a "real world" representation. Nonetheless, it is still quite interesting.
  13. OlympianHiawatha

    May cash be used on board to buy food and drinks?

    And it is always a good idea to have cash as I have been on more than 1 train that had a problem with the CC reader and could not process credit card purchases. Cash makes no enemies!
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    Possible improvements to LSL/CL Dining

    If I recall, Auto Train at one time had buffet type service; you pushed a tray down the rail and servers slung chow. Now whether this was before Amtrak took over, I don't know. But it sounds labor intensive which is likely something Anderson does not want to see.
  15. I am curious but do any flag stops still keep the flag on the platform?