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If you have ever experienced one of our cross country trains, even for just a short distance, you know the train is a small community on wheels. As the countryside passes you by, you spend time catching up with family and friends, and many times, spending a good deal of time meeting new people and exchanging stories that you’ll likely remember for a lifetime.
At the heart of our onboard community is our dining car, where people come to gather and share a meal. Never had the pleasure of dining on a train? Check out what Rachel Hofstetter, author of Cooking Up a Business and founder of Guesterly, Anna Curran, founder of Cookbook Create, and Irina Gonzalez from Latina Magazine, had to say about the unique experience.
Many memories are created in our dining cars as they travel across the country. What is your favorite memory? Share with us in the comments section below!
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 get a dedicated train attendant. It’s similar to room service in a hotel but much, much better. Here’s what you can expect!
In the Superliner bedroom itself there’s ample storage to store your carry-on bags, plus outlets for all of your gadgets. Each brightly lit bedroom also has a huge window and a fold-down table for card games or laptop work. The lower level sofa collapses into a comfortable bed, and there’s another drop-down bed directly above it. Both beds are complete with their own bed linens, pillows, reading lights and (of course!) beautiful views like this one.
OK, we know what you’re thinking … Yes, you get your own toilet. Yes, you get your own sink, vanity and shower. Yes, there’s a door that locks. Yes, there’s temperature controls, coat hangers and a service button if you need help. All just for you; no sharing required. In fact, you can see a virtual tour of the Superliner Bedroom here.
If you have a lot of luggage you can check your heavy bags and bring a smaller carry-on into your sleeper car to save space. Uniformed Red Caps provide free baggage-handling assistance at many major stations and can help you when you board at your departure city.
Finally, you should know that all your meals are included. That’s breakfast, lunch and dinner when you book in a sleeper car. Your train attendant will make you a reservation for any or all of them during your journey. So what are you waiting for? Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, WA, and hundreds of other destinations are calling your name. Grab your best buds and start your adventure today!
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