ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
Quoting N317AS (reply 1): nks Steve. My wife and I are thinking about doing the Coast Starlight from Seattle to LA. I wondered about the interior. These shots helped.
I cannot begin to make a big enough recommendation that you take that trip! And definitely go from SEA to LA . . . southbound. It's the type of scenery you'll see that is important in that issue. After dinner southbound, go to bed - wake up early and take in all the scenery in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
You really must get a sleeping car. If you can afford it, get the Deluxe Room, fully enclosed lav (with shower). If not the standard BR will suffice.
The absolute highlight of that train, for Sleeping Car passengers is the Pacific Parlour Car. Amtrak renovated some old Santa Fe "El Capitan" High Level Lounge cars into some very aewsome lounges for the Sleeping Car pax.
Brunch served nearly all morning, Cheese and Wine Tastings in the afternoon.
And of course, sleeping car passengers' meals are included in the price of the ticket.
I envy that trip . . . . . . . go, enjoy the ride!
Pensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2355 times:
Interesting pictures. I want to take a train trip from PNS, one day before all the trains are gone. How long did it take you to get from MSY to SAT?
How many stops did you make? Thanks, for posting your pictures.
Clrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
I'd love to post some pics I took on my last BOS-SF Bay area trip some 6-7 years ago..but..I can't seem to find them.
Took quite a few going through the Rockys and Sierras, as well as a few station stops in Albany, NY, Chicago, Reno, etc..
I met an elderly gentleman who boarded the eastbound trip in Sacremento and took the seat next to me. All dressed up in coat and tie. We didn't start talking for a half hour or so and I wound up sitting with him all the way to Boston (via train change in Chicago). Poor guy had just lost his wife of 50
years and was enroute to visit his son in Mass. Lots of stories to tell and I loved hearing him..have some pictures of him as well, and I wish i'd stayed in
touch with him.