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  1. Sep 2, 2012 #1

    Amtrak Cajun

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    Hello Amtrak Unlimited,

    My name is Anthony, and I am from Lafayette Louisiana. I may be a newbie to AU, but I am not a newbie to riding Amtrak, I will gladly help anyone that needs help with Amtrak schedules, train info, and whatever else I can do to help.

    I have lurked here on AU for about say, oh 3 years or so. I always enjoy reading the forums and seeing the great interactions between the members here. I should have joined a lot sooner.

    Trains I have ridden.

    Sunset Limited: 5 times *LFT-HOU-NOL-ELP*

    California Zephyr: 3 times *DEN-GRA-DEN-CHI*

    City of New Orleans: 1 CHI-NOL (soon to be 3 with my upcoming trip) Also, this will be my first time in a roomette ever. I have Roomette #2 booked both going and coming to and from Chicago.

    Lakeshore Limited: 0 (soon to be 2 times with my upcoming trip) CHI-SYR-CHI

    I realize I pale in comparison to most of you guys and girls, but hey, we are all here and we all enjoy the same trains. :)

    Sorry for the novel of an intro thread, haha.

    Anthony
     
  2. Sep 2, 2012 #2

    AmtrakBlue

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    Welcome!
     
  3. Sep 2, 2012 #3

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    Welcome aboard! :hi:

    As you noted, we get together and interact fine, most of the time, But with any disfunctional family (and AU really is a family), there may be differences sometimes!
     
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    Amtrak Cajun

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    AmtrakBlue: Thank you for the warm welcome!

    Traveler: Differences are what make us unique. Im happy to be a part of the AU family no matter what differences, even in opinions, that we may have.

    Also, how is your penthouse suite sir, and to which train is it attached this week? Haha. Ive lurked here so long, I know most of the in jokes, is that a good thing or a bad thing? [​IMG]
     
  5. Sep 2, 2012 #5

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    The Penthouse Suite is on a siding this week, but will be on the move in a few weeks!
     
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    Amtrak Cajun

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    I have a few of sayings that usually make people laugh.

    1. My car has two engines, and lots of room for passengers, it goes by the name of Amtrak!

    2. Amtrak Coach class is better than Greyhound coach any day!

    3. Chuck Norris created Amtrak, which is why politicians cant kill it.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2012 #7

    the_traveler

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    And 2 more

    4) Amtral coach class has way more room than domestic airline coach, and more luggage storage space!

    5) Amtrak has none of the "Security Theater" found at airports!
     
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    Amtrak Cajun

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    I love AU, thanks for all the warm welcomes, and Im sure there may be more to come. Im glad I joined finally.
     
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    Swadian Hardcore

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    Check out the Gathering, it's in Philly this year in October. Registration is free! More information in the Gathering section.
     
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    Amtrak Cajun

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    Thanks Swadian, Ill be sure to check that out. :)
     
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    Hi Amtrak Cajun……broaden your train riding and come sample VIA’s Ocean. It passes through numerous Acadian communities in Nouveau Brunswick on the route between Campbellton and Moncton

     
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    Amtrak Cajun

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    Ive always wanted to ride the VIA Ocean, but money is my major setback right now. Maybe someday I will though.

    Ant
     
  13. Nov 10, 2012 #13

    Pat Harper

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    Welcome Anthony, from another AU member in Cajun Country! While not a native to this area, I've lived in the Lafayette area since the late 70's.

    I've ridden the Sunset Limited to Maricopa and back, the City twice (about to go again on Monday the 12th), and the Empire Builder both ways.

    Also rode the Cascade once from Seattle to Portland.

    When's your upcoming trip on the City?
     
  14. Nov 10, 2012 #14

    Amtrak Cajun

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    Pat, the trip was back in September. I made a trip report about the trip if you wish to read it. Its in the Trip Report Section. You may have to go a page or two to find it though. :)
     
  15. Nov 24, 2012 #15

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    HI Anthony.

    Just like you Ive lurked here for a while. Happy Holidays !!!

    Jeffrey
     

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