Been driving around Albuquerque since I moved here a few days ago and caught a glimpse of the westbound Southwest Chief as is was speeding down towards the Albuquerque station -- also the first time I've seen an Amtrak train running w/ 3 locos.
Anyways this was around 7/7:30pm and roughly 10-15 minutes away from the train station. The schedule says it is supposed to arrive in ABQ around 3:35pm. However this train was running decidedly late. Is this normal for the Southwest Chief?
Secondly I am interested in what this train is like, I have semi-convinced the girlfriend that we should take it somewhere... either Chicago or LA. Since it is overnight in each direction I'd like to get a feel for what the service is like onboard and if getting a roomette would be a good idea or if coach is comfy enough.