Few questions on the Silver Star

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  1. Jun 16, 2019 #1
    1. Are the sleepers/Baggage Car in the front or rear?
    2.Is there just one cafe car and have you heard if they run short of food going to/from Tampa. Recommend bringing own food?
    3. In sleeper, will the attendant get food for you. Would save time waiting in line!
     
  2. Jun 16, 2019 #2

    pennyk

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    Currently, and for the last few years, sleepers and baggage car have been on the rear of the Silver Star.
    There is one cafe car.
    When I travel on the Star, it is usually south of Orlando and I have not seen it run out of food.
    If you are in a sleeper, you can request that your attendant get your food for you, but I have not experienced long lines. I enjoy eating in the cafe car, as opposed to my room. I find waiting in line an enjoyable "people watching" experience at times. I am extremely mobile and do not have any problems standing in line.
    I am a very picky eater and always bring snacks with me (even when on the Silver Meteor, the train on which I travel most often).
     
  3. Jun 17, 2019 #3

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    I would recommend bringing snacks just in case. It's kind of like taking your umbrella to ensure it doesn't rain :)
     
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  4. Jun 18, 2019 #4

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    I travel on the Star from WAS to WPB a couple times a year and have not had an issue running out of food. However, I do eat a big lunch in the station and grab a sandwich, chips etc for dinner in my room. Breakfast and lunch from the cafe car the next day haven't been an issue with food or lines. I don't have the SCA bring me food but am sure he would. Give him a gratuity.
     
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  5. Jun 24, 2019 #5
    During day before Thanksgiving, does the Silver Star carry additional sleepers and/or cafe?
     
  6. Jun 24, 2019 #6

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    No. The Silver Meteor carries an extra Sleeper throughout the week though.
     

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