Posts Tagged: Dining

Recycling Bins Being Added to Bi-Level Trains

Recycling Bins Being Added to Bi-Level Trains

Last month we told you all about the sustainability efforts underway at Amtrak, and you had just one question for us: Where are the recycling bins on trains? In fact, one customer told us, “As someone who ONLY travels by Amtrak now, I see an incredible amount of trash thrown away and nothing getting recycled.” You’re right. We hear you, and ...

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Happy Festive Flashback Friday!

Happy Festive Flashback Friday!

We can't go all the way back to Plymouth, Mass., this Thanksgiving, but our 1980s dining car is just as good for Flashback Friday! For the 42-year history of Amtrak, our dining cars have been a special feature on our long-distance trains. Not only are they the hub of activity, they're also great for special holidays like today. Depending on where ...

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Improving our Food and Beverage Service

Improving our Food and Beverage Service

If you have ever experienced one of our long-distance trains, even a short distance, you know the train is a small community on wheels. As you pass through the countryside, you spend time catching up with family and friends, and many times, spending a good deal of time meeting new people and exchanging stories. At the heart of our onboard ...

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Inside a Long-Distance Train Bedroom

You've seen inside our roomettes and bedroom suites on our long-distance trains, so we wanted to round out our coverage with an inside peek at our Superliner bedrooms. (Yes, a bedroom and a bedroom suite are different!) Our Superliner bedrooms are larger than roomettes but not as large as the bedroom suites that we offer. They sleep two adults plus luggage, and the best perk is you ...

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#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week!

#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Danny, who snapped this artistic pic while in the dining car of one of our long-distance trains! Having a meal on an Amtrak long-distance train is like no other dining you’ve done before. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner on most of our routes, and those occasions are a great way to break up long trips ...

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Swamp People Invade D.C. on Gumbo Train

Swamp People Invade D.C. on Gumbo Train

Yes, you read that headline right! The star of History Channel's Swamp People, Bruce Mitchell, has left the bayou behind and headed to our nation's capital to sing the praises of Louisiana gumbo, and he took our Crescent train to do it! What you probably already know about Bruce is that he raises reptiles and hunts and processes wild gators ...

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‘Ain’t No Sense in Lying’

‘Ain’t No Sense in Lying’

This is “Chef Tony.” Tony loves to cook. But Tony REALLY loves to cook ribs. “Ain’t no sense in lying,” he says. “I’m a Southern boy, so I gotta have my ribs.” Tony is a chef in the kitchens aboard Amtrak’s long-distance trains out of Los Angeles. Those are the trains that run from Chicago to LA and LA to ...

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There’s New Hope on the Texas Eagle

There’s New Hope on the Texas Eagle

Great news, blog fans! Our Texas Eagle is adding service to Hope, Ark., beginning on April 4, and you can buy your tickets today. Aren’t familiar with the Texas Eagle? It’s one of our longest routes and travels between Chicago and LA via Dallas and Austin. In fact, we were affectionately calling it the SXSW Train this spring, because we ...

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How to Score a Great Meal on a Train

Having a great meal on an Amtrak long-distance train is like no other dining you’ve done before. Along with the gorgeous scenery outside your window, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner on most of our routes, and those occasions are a great way to meet your fellow passengers, break up long trips and experience train travel at its best. For ...

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