I am considering booking a trip Everett, WA to Indianapolis for Christmas to see family. Usually when I go to Indy by train, I just go to to Chicago and rent a car at CUS since the Hoosier State/Cardinal's schedule is so miserable CHI-IND. However, given the time of year, I don't want to do a long drive when there is the possiblity of severe winter weather conditions, so I am tentatively planning to go ahead and book the train all the way this time. I am kind of thinking, on the return, to book it on a Hoosier State day rather than a Cardinal day since it originates in Indy and eliminates the possibility of delay incurred NYP-IND. I want to minimize the risk missing the Builder. The timetable shows that there are no amenities of any kind on the Hoosier State, just a coach. However, I've seen posts here that they actually are running a cafe on it these days. Is that true? It would be nice to have some kind of services since it is as 5 hour ride. On a different but related topic. Since Amsnag is snagged, I poked around at various dates (including some low travel months) and it seems the low bucket on the Builder for a roomette SEA(or EVR)-CHI is $330.00, which seems a bit high. Does that square with other folks experience? I can get the $330 price now around Christmas for dates that work for me. Thanks, everyone!