October ride southbound, a few more changes. Sold out again, another 46 car consist. The day before you might have been able to snag the last roomette for $1100 or the last bedroom for $1250. Plus car, etc. You might have sold a priority car slot for that!
Seated breakfast is back for the sleepers. As before, the mini bagels are gone in favor of completely sealed things (counting a banana as that too). Dinner was "en suite" at 5 and 6, and seated in the dining car at 7 and 9. The 4 ups were set up for 1, 2 or 3 pax according to your accommodations, so they weren't seating different parties together. As before, the Flat Iron steak was spectacular, and the vegetables were meh. Staff was working hard.
Ice still in just the x-country lounge car, which was in the middle serving both coach and sleepers. Coach had another lounge car. Sleepers had a dining car and a lounge car acting as spillover tables.
Freight traffic delayed us about 2 hours so we had to pick up a third set of conductors north of DeLand to bring the train in.
Our car was slightly different than before. I don't think this is new, just the car we had. In addition to one AC outlet at one of the reading lights, there was a full duplex outlet above the steps.