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Old Aug 26, 09, 2:58 pm
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Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

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Old Aug 26, 09, 4:02 pm
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I really enjoyed this trip report! I'm going to be traveling by Amtrak from Los Angeles to Portland, OR in October so it's nice to have an idea of what it's like.
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Old Aug 26, 09, 5:18 pm
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I really enjoyed this trip report! I'm going to be traveling by Amtrak from Los Angeles to Portland, OR in October so it's nice to have an idea of what it's like.
Have you booked a roomette?
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Old Aug 26, 09, 5:58 pm
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Have you booked a roomette?
No, the full bedroom. I'm sharing it with my Father.
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Old Aug 26, 09, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
No, the full bedroom. I'm sharing it with my Father.
Even better! Would you consider writing a trip report? I would love to hear your feedback on that route. I think you will have access to a private first class lounge/parlor on that train.

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Old Aug 26, 09, 10:56 pm
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Thanks for the report. I love to read the train reports but I'm not sure that I would try the long train trips. Right now, I'd rather fly and save time.
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Old Aug 27, 09, 3:17 am
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Good Report. I did the Lakeshore Limited once from CLE to BUF and was in coach.
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Old Aug 27, 09, 10:05 am
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Thanks for a really nice trip report.

Can ask the approximate cost per person?
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Old Aug 27, 09, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by camsean View Post
Thanks for a really nice trip report.

Can ask the approximate cost per person?
It was $83.00 X 2 = $166.00 for the rail fare & $184.00 for the accomadation charge. Those are both the lowest fare buckets. It is my understanding that the rail fare always reverts to the lowest bucket when you add an accomadation, so I lucked out with the $184.00.
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Old Aug 27, 09, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Dan6681 View Post
It was $83.00 X 2 = $166.00 for the rail fare & $184.00 for the accomadation charge. Those are both the lowest fare buckets. It is my understanding that the rail fare always reverts to the lowest bucket when you add an accomadation, so I lucked out with the $184.00.
And those are one-way fares, right?
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Old Aug 27, 09, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Dan6681 View Post
Even better! Would you consider writing a trip report? I would love to hear your feedback on that route. I think you will have access to a private first class lounge/parlor on that train.
Already planning it! Plus you get the privlidge of reading about PHX-BUR and PDX-SEA-PHX flights too!
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Old Aug 27, 09, 3:23 pm
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And those are one-way fares, right?
Correct
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Ahh...the "Late For Sure Limited"...
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Old Aug 27, 09, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by UAX_Brasilia View Post
Ahh...the "Late For Sure Limited"...
I am not sure we were late on this run. Amtrak gets a 30min window, while as you know airlines only get 15min.

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Old Aug 29, 09, 10:16 pm
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Nice report. Any pix of your room? Shower?
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