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May 26, 21, 10:45 am
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By Maglev

$432 is a good price for the entire route. ...

$432 is a good price for the entire route. Sometimes there is a sale where a second person traveling in a room pays no coach rail fare, with the accommodation charge paid by the first passenger, but...
May 18, 21, 10:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By Maglev

There are some practical points to consider. A...

There are some practical points to consider. A four or six bunk Couchette takes up more space than a two-bunk Roomette; Couchettes extend the full width of the car (except for the passageway) and...
May 12, 21, 3:51 pm
Replies: 1,373
Views: 383,562
Posted By Maglev

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Melbourne Beach...

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
Indialantic, Florida
...
Apr 29, 21, 9:50 am
Replies: 2,740
Views: 449,873
Posted By Maglev

Could someone please tell me what I can expect...

Could someone please tell me what I can expect for food on a May 3 7 am flight from Seattle to Charlotte (5-1/2 hours) in first class? Thank you!
Apr 11, 21, 9:08 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 6,662
Posted By Maglev

The "--12" position is the third sleeping car. ...

The "--12" position is the third sleeping car. The sleepers are numbered starting with 10; the first two digits which I left out are the train number. I am not sure if you would ask an agent for...
Forum: Hawaii
Mar 25, 21, 2:10 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 11,256
Posted By Maglev

The "beach," while scenic, offers only extremely...

The "beach," while scenic, offers only extremely difficult access to the ocean on account of jagged, concrete-like "beach rock."
Forum: Hawaii
Mar 25, 21, 10:55 am
Replies: 29
Views: 11,256
Posted By Maglev

I have a friend who stayed in them, and he...

I have a friend who stayed in them, and he enjoyed it very much although I didn't specifically ask him about the views. It is pretty obvious that the Bungalows and Villas do not have the same...
Mar 24, 21, 11:25 am
Replies: 145
Views: 12,998
Posted By Maglev

Access to Fairfield Inn and Suites

Is there a door and crosswalk by any chance from the new Amtrak section of the Farley Building to get to the Fairfield Inn and Suites?
Forum: Hawaii
Feb 26, 21, 10:51 am
Replies: 29
Views: 11,256
Posted By Maglev

The Turtle Bay webpage now touts a...

The Turtle Bay webpage now touts a "transformation." Apparently the Ocean Bungalows are being renovated, as well as the lobby, pool area, and Kula Grill (already in progress before COVID). No...
Jan 1, 21, 3:56 pm
Replies: 176
Views: 72,250
Posted By Maglev

I meant to say Amfleet Dinette. The food was...

I meant to say Amfleet Dinette. The food was pre-cooked. I remember having a teriyaki chicken for dinner and an omelette for breakfast, and the food was decent quality.

The timetable from then...
Jan 1, 21, 3:32 pm
Replies: 176
Views: 72,250
Posted By Maglev

I meant to say Amfleet Dinette. The food was...

I meant to say Amfleet Dinette. The food was pre-cooked. I remember having a teriyaki chicken for dinner and an omelette for breakfast, and the food was decent quality.

The timetable from then...
Dec 25, 20, 1:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 6,662
Posted By Maglev

I think all the recent videos I have seen on...

I think all the recent videos I have seen on Facebook show a VII in the 12 position. If you are a member of Facebook, here is a video:
...
Dec 25, 20, 12:10 pm
Replies: 176
Views: 72,250
Posted By Maglev

This comment was posted on the Amtrak Unlimited...

This comment was posted on the Amtrak Unlimited forum:



Here is another photo from May, 1994 on the eastbound Broadway Limited. We were finishing a cross-country trip by train (my wife's first...
Dec 22, 20, 3:44 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 6,662
Posted By Maglev

The Viewliner II sleepers are now in service on...

The Viewliner II sleepers are now in service on the Silver Meteor and Silver Star in the --12 position. The Roomettes do not have toilets, but there are two public toilets in the car.
Forum: Hawaii
Dec 15, 20, 10:01 am
Replies: 29
Views: 11,256
Posted By Maglev

Turtle Bay is now not taking reservations until...

Turtle Bay is now not taking reservations until June, 2021.
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 3, 20, 10:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,495
Posted By Maglev

That's pretty much all my train pictures,...

That's pretty much all my train pictures, although I have quite a few photos of the Queen's procession! My first wife (who passed away in 2003) was a big fan of the Royal Family. We lived...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 2, 20, 1:47 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,495
Posted By Maglev

Britain by Britrail

I regret that my memory has failed me on many points of this trip. To find out what year it was, I had to look up the Rodney King Riots (1992), because I remember descending from Maui into LA through...
Nov 27, 20, 11:36 am
Replies: 74
Views: 9,252
Posted By Maglev

The W Lakeshore in Chicago was fine. I liked the...

The W Lakeshore in Chicago was fine. I liked the view of the lake, but didn't like the artwork on one wall:
...
Nov 26, 20, 12:50 pm
Replies: 2,414
Views: 603,847
Posted By Maglev

A peaceful image for Thanksgiving in this...

A peaceful image for Thanksgiving in this tumultuous year (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco):
...
Sep 3, 20, 10:52 am
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By Maglev

I can't right away find where it says capacity is...

I can't right away find where it says capacity is 50% on reserved trains, but I did find this:

"We are limiting bookings on reserved trains to allow for more physical distancing in seating areas....
Aug 28, 20, 1:00 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By Maglev

After a recent bicycle accident here, I feel...

After a recent bicycle accident here, I feel compelled to comment on the safety of cycling in the San Juan Islands. A well-known member of the local community (recipient of a Governor's award for...
Forum: Hawaii
Aug 20, 20, 4:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 10, 20, 2:11 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 20,215
Posted By Maglev

I loved the trip report and photos. What a...

I loved the trip report and photos. What a fantastic adventure!

I no longer open the vestibule window on Amtrak. It is an obvious violation of safety protocol, and I don't want to get in...
Forum: Hawaii
Jul 26, 20, 11:02 am
Replies: 29
Views: 11,256
Posted By Maglev

Webcam view as hurricane Douglas approaches: ...

Webcam view as hurricane Douglas approaches:

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Jul 19, 20, 1:00 pm
Replies: 176
Views: 72,250
Posted By Maglev

I zoomed in on the flowers on the Cardinal. I...

I zoomed in on the flowers on the Cardinal. I can't say for certain if they are real or fake, but the price tag could be telling. The flowers on the Coast Starlight look fake now that it has been...
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