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Apr 4, 21, 8:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By dicksboat

The short answer is "no". Amtrak will sell you a...

The short answer is "no". Amtrak will sell you a second seat but will not guarantee that seat will be next to you. If you have a medical issue requiring space such as a leg injury or medical obesity...
Mar 18, 21, 2:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By dicksboat

No problem doing that and you can stay on the...

No problem doing that and you can stay on the train. Your seat check may be removed by the conductor approaching STM and just show your second ticket when asked. You also could present both tickets...
Mar 10, 21, 6:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By dicksboat

The FC car is connected to the other cars. You...

The FC car is connected to the other cars. You can walk to the other cars especially if you want to go to the Cafe Car.
Dec 17, 20, 9:26 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 12,925
Posted By dicksboat

1,2,3 are under 7th Avenue accessed through Penn...

1,2,3 are under 7th Avenue accessed through Penn Station.
May 24, 20, 10:11 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,930
Posted By dicksboat

? Consider that the center of mass of the longer...

? Consider that the center of mass of the longer car on a curve would be inside that of the shorter car hence less centrifugal force. Any differences would be hardly measurable.
Sep 16, 19, 8:33 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,402
Posted By dicksboat

The business class snack cart will be "cashless"...

The business class snack cart will be "cashless" not complimentary. You pay with your credit card.
May 18, 19, 7:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,411
Posted By dicksboat

There are Amtrak employees at both Philadelphia...

There are Amtrak employees at both Philadelphia and NY Penn called RedCaps that are there too help passengers with boarding situations . Please contact Amtrak and pre arrange assistance or arrive...
Feb 26, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By dicksboat

No, separate.

No, separate.
Jan 18, 19, 9:37 am
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By dicksboat

Also, Lower level coach seats are available on...

Also, Lower level coach seats are available on reservation which are about 20 feet from 3-4 restrooms. This Lower Level seating area tends to have senior and mobility challenged passengers. Obtaining...
Jan 18, 19, 8:59 am
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By dicksboat

Amtrak's definition of "Reserved" is that you...

Amtrak's definition of "Reserved" is that you will have a seat, any seat, not a seat with a number just for you except Acela First Class.. "Unreserved" ticket will allow you on some trains but, not...
Nov 26, 18, 9:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By dicksboat

1. OK connection 2. No 3. Amtrak cafe car ...

1. OK connection
2. No
3. Amtrak cafe car
4. OK
Apr 23, 18, 8:13 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By dicksboat

Completing my first Acela FC trip, I headed...

Completing my first Acela FC trip, I headed towards the exit at the "kitchen" end.The attendant pulled a cart out from the side too block me and then rudely educated me too use the rear exit. I...
Mar 1, 18, 7:49 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By dicksboat

Business Class does give you more legroom,...

Business Class does give you more legroom, curtains on the windows, and includes
non alcoholic drinks from the cafe car.(show BC ticket).
Feb 27, 18, 11:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 10,411
Posted By dicksboat

I have been told the wrong end for FC at PHL and...

I have been told the wrong end for FC at PHL and STM with the result of the train having to wait while I walked to the other end. (following conductors directions to stay on platform for the walk)
Feb 14, 18, 8:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 10,411
Posted By dicksboat

Alan, there are two concentric loop tracks at...

Alan, there are two concentric loop tracks at Boston, with catenary on both. One passes through the train washer building with the other close along the outside. There are commercial warehouse type...
Jan 22, 18, 8:28 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,777
Posted By dicksboat

I have boarded that Acela many times in the past...

I have boarded that Acela many times in the past from Stamford to Boston. Your chances of a window seat are slim boarding at Stamford. However, the mid day Acela is probably your best opportunity. At...
Dec 19, 17, 8:38 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By dicksboat

The Amtrak waiting room for ticketed passengers...

The Amtrak waiting room for ticketed passengers has reasonable seating. The attendant is replaced by a Amtrak security person about 11 PM who checks for non-ticketed persons(homeless) in the room. If...
Dec 2, 17, 11:14 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,081
Posted By dicksboat

flitcraft My simple hypothetical was of an...

flitcraft
My simple hypothetical was of an employee who reported zero tips on his return because he had zero tips. You claimed he would still have to pay a tax on tips not received. I said nothing...
Dec 2, 17, 10:21 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,081
Posted By dicksboat

flitcraft I appreciate the changes to your...

flitcraft
I appreciate the changes to your post. I am not a lawyer and you probably can bury this topic with words. Please keep withholding amounts and taxes separate. The required withholding for...
Dec 1, 17, 10:31 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,081
Posted By dicksboat

flitcraft You have mis stated the facts...

flitcraft You have mis stated the facts about tip withholding for Amtrak employees. While a nominal percentage of wages is withheld, it is not a tax payment. It is just a withholding amount...
Jul 25, 17, 8:25 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,786
Posted By dicksboat

Yes..

Yes..
Jul 20, 17, 5:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,786
Posted By dicksboat

You should be ok at BBY. The big crowd boards at...

You should be ok at BBY. The big crowd boards at RTE.
Apr 6, 17, 7:24 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,339
Posted By dicksboat

Sorry for questioning your post. You are correct...

Sorry for questioning your post. You are correct and I am wrong. I travel on the other LSL and was not familiar that Rhinecliff was below ALB.
Apr 4, 17, 5:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,339
Posted By dicksboat

The LSL doesn't stop in Rhinecliff.

The LSL doesn't stop in Rhinecliff.
Nov 24, 16, 8:54 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,550
Posted By dicksboat

Interesting that "seniors" have now been removed...

Interesting that "seniors" have now been removed from the list.
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