This sounds like a great trip. I have friends in Austin and just realized this might be the best way to go see them, and see part of the country while on the trip.
All Aboard the #AmtrakLIVE Train
We're going to Austin, Texas! And we're taking 30 of our closest friends with us.
Even better: You can follow all of the fun, festivities and photos on our train by using the hashtag #AmtrakLIVE.
We're taking a two-day journey from Los Angeles all the way to Austin, Texas, on a special train that includes an exclusive Observation Car and Sleeper Car accommodations. On the far end will be one of the country's biggest events for people in music, film and technology, with speakers like Chelsea Clinton and Mike Meyers presenting.
During our #AmtrakLIVE journey, we'll be joined by some pretty cool people. Folks from About.com, Digital LA and Thrillist will be tweeting, blogging and experiencing the trip of a lifetime on our Texas Eagle train to Austin.
“AmtrakLIVE will have amazing scenery, engaging collaboration and the opportunity to explore and be inspired – it’s all part of the Amtrak long-distance experience,” says Amtrak Director of Social Media Julia Quinn. “Amtrak provides customers a one-of-a-kind experience, making train travel the perfect choice for like-minded communities to explore the country together. AmtrakLIVE is all about creativity.”
The idea for the train started during last year when we sent some select fans on the same route. You can tell from this video that the trip is pretty amazing, passing through some breathtaking landscapes and meeting some memorable fellow travelers.
Would have like to have heard what the people were saying but music was laid down so loud that speech could not be understood.
Will be watching! I can't wait for our trip this June on the Empire Builder going out to Seattle WA, then taking the Cascade up to Vancouver BC.
I've been on the Empire Builder 3 times going out west as far as Whitefish MT, Now I will able to say I've completed #8/#7 complete route!
Amtrak actually had a spare bilevel sleeper car and a spare bilevel observation car available for this trip?
I wish spare single-level sleepers and observation cars existed for the east-of-Chicago trains, where there are often missing sleepers and missing lounges due to "car shortages"... and there are never any observation cars at all.