The east coast sleeper cars have toilets and sinks in both roomette and bedrooms......Bedrooms also have a shower in the room....
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Joseph checks tickets, answers questions and cracks a few jokes with passengers on the Silver Service. When you ride a long-distance train, you can ride in a coach seat (above) or in a sleeper car (below).
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Simply put, as much as I would like to use Amtrak, once a day service to cities in the South, is not enough. One simply cannot make schedules work with such infrequent service. Airlines learned a long time ago that if a city is not served at least 3 times per day, the service was not worth having.
Correction Needed. The "Silver Service Route Guide" linked above says the sleepers offer Superliner service. No. They don't. They offer Viewliner service.
Does anybody read these things?
Or read the Correction Needed comments here?
I have always been pleased by the dining car menu. One day, I will have to splurge on a sleeper car when I take a long distance trip to enjoy some complimentary meals.
I took the Silver Meteor to Savannah, spent the day, and took the Meteor back to NY, and NER to Boston.....very nice....
I take the Silver Star to Raleigh when I go see my dad, and I will be taking the Silver Meteor up to NY Penn to see my mom next month. That bridge in the picture above is the one I cross to go to work every day. And just past Savannah, heading south, the trains pass through my neighborhood.
The Viewliner Roomette has a sink and toilet in the room. The Roomette on the long-distance Auto Train has no sink and no toilet in the room.
@GreatStoneFace The Auto Train uses Superliner Equipment.
@ronkstevens @GreatStoneFace I was just showing envy that the Viewliner roomettes have a private toilet & a sink, but the Superliners used on the Auto Train do not have those. Also, the dinner and breakfast service seem to be better in the Viewliner dining cars than in the Auto Train Superline dining cars. The Auto Train breakfast is limited to cold cereal, a banana, some warm muffins, and terrible "bagels".
@GreatStoneFace Superliners can't fit through the tunnels on the NEC.