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  1. Hey guys, its been a while - I had some health issues. Anyway, in August I am planning on taking the LSL from NYP to CHI which will go via ALB. A guy in ALB has a goodie that he wants to sell me. Is there anyway he can drop it off at ALB and I can get it (in STL perhaps) without his waiting around to meet me and just give it to me? What I really want is for him to take it to Baggage Service and check it on my ticket (I know the ticket number and the room number) He just does not want to wait around ALB to meet me. Any ideas? thanks rich
  2. RRrich

    Tipping your SCA

    Average service - that means just doing their job. Amtrak pays them well to do their job, not like a waiter who gets less than the minimum wage because he is expected to earn tips. Amtrak personel are well paid - they work under terrible conditions for very odd hours, but they understood that when they signed on. Why tip someone for just doing the job that they agreed to do when then started?
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    Help EB or WB CZ

    Luckily if you use AGR points, buckets are irrelevant
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    Long Distance Train Riding

    Hi, let me introduce myself - I'm the guy that didn't love his trip on the Canadian. Admittedly, the food was vastly superior to Amtrak as was the bedding - but we had a waiter that thought he was funny. The pax thought he was nasty or stupid. I felt that the communication of what was happening on the train - and there were numerous things going was not well done - I didn't know what I had to do to get information. Also I was unable to get a timetable so I could know where I could get off the train and internet at the stations. If I want to go for a ride, it will be in the states - and maybe I'll meet up with one of you guys.
  5. Wifey loved that line :-)
  6. How about trying to play FETCH with one of the dogs? Or w/a LEO?
  7. I want to compare double rooms on the EB and the CAN. On the EB I think you get more sq feet of floor, with the bed up it is a bit more comfortable for a couple to spend time in the room, and you can nap while the bed is up :-) With the bed down in an Amtrak bedroom there is still room to sit - and Wifey and I find Amtrak lowers big enough for two as we are not allowed to bring our children, all of whom are furry, walk on four legs and do not speak English well. :-) The bedding on the Canadian is superior to Amtrak, particularly the comforters. Dining - Canadian beats Amtrak hands down - and a different menu of quality food every day, but one of the Canadian servers thought he was a comedian- we thought he was an ass :-(
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    Toots...is there a code?

    Listening to the horn and estimating train speed - you should be able to do so by noting the doppler effect frequency shift, but I expect you would need more accurate frequency measuring devices than the human ear - particularly MY ears
  9. Not meaning to take anything from the brownie, the torte is a WINNER
  10. Not quite the same thing, don't you think?
  11. Frequently I have ridden the train for severel consequtive days. It bothers me that the menu, especially the specials, is exactly the same day after day
  12. So Amtrak does have rules, which Trogdor was kind enough to explain However since the agents either do not know or follow said rules, effectively Amtrak does NOT have rules and we should continue to keep calling until we get an agent who does what we want!
  13. Its clear and 33F in STL and shortly I shall take the doggy out for a walk I hope that all my wimpy friends in the NorthEast are, and cotinue to be safe warm and well
  14. Sure sounds like they are making up the roles as they go. Hence we tell folks to keep asking until you get the answer you want and then jump on it. Is this any way to run a railroad?