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Upcoming Amtrak Trip - RGH-CLB  
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5553 posts, RR: 51
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

So I'm about to take my first trip on Amtrak at the end of the month to head home to Columbia, SC for my mother's birthday (considering the cost of gas and the duration of the trip, the cost of either comes out even). I'll be taking the Silver Star from Raleigh to Columbia. Any tips on being a smart passenger for my first trip on Amtrak? Also, what sort of equipment are the coach cars? Amfleet I? Amfleet II?

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29367 posts, RR: 73
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

The cars on these trains are Viewliners, as they are ex-New York long distance trains and the tunnel height doesn't really allow Superliners. Amfleets are used for shorter distance trains like Metroliner, NE Corridor service, a very few San Diegan/Pacific Surfliner (Most are surfliner cars now).

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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11454 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
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You will be on a short trip, relatively speaking. I'd try to spend some time in the Club Car, and if they are serving lunch then by all means try it out in the dining car.

You'll have the opportunity to drink a beer and interact with other passengers in the Club Car, and it's a great view.

Enjoy the trip.

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