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What about passengers with a little less scratch, but still able to afford sleeper rates if booked in advance?
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My comment was only based on how tired I am of diner food after a one way trip on the Builder or Crescent. Thinking about 10 more trips of that length in quick succession quickly leads to a feeling of 'yuck.' (having said that I did think that LD diner food was decent before the last round of changes). I haven't been brave enough to take advantage of food delivery on Amtrak, the narrow (and uncertain) time windows have always discouraged me.mtuandrew wrote:EDIT: Mr. Roberts, why do you say that? Seems like food delivery takes care of much of the food issue.
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Food would be a huge element of this tour, stopping at various places across the country with some meals brought from local eating establishments, as well as fresh, local ingredients being supplied to the dining car.Gotta admit, it would be very nice to have a 5br/diner-lounge at my disposal - call it RailBnB Wouldn’t even need to be a full diner, as I would recommend taking advantage of as much local food as possible. EDIT: Mr. Roberts, why do you say that? Seems like food delivery takes care of much of the food issue.
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Amtrak does not stock fresh, local foods in their dining cars, you are in for a severe disappointment.RandomRailfan wrote: Food would be a huge element of this tour, stopping at various places across the country with some meals brought from local eating establishments, as well as fresh, local ingredients being supplied to the dining car.
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Totally agree!!! and better sleeping accommodations as well, with usually the owner and assistant taking care of your every need. Plus, most have better ride than Amtrak cars, many have either a dome or an open platform observation. Amtrak usually, (but not always) places such PV at end of train, which means total privacy and best view/s.Jeff Smith wrote:^ I think that’s in context of a PV, not Amtrak food service.