• Is amtrak fun to take & how is Amtrak first class?

    Best answer: Well really first & foremost I don’t mind the extra time that Amtrak takes because I enjoy the sightseeing. Easy to do as it travels at SEE level and has big windows. Bad stuff happens in this world. Usually not when you are nearby. Very long distance a good idea to get a room. You do not have to have a... show more
    Best answer: Well really first & foremost I don’t mind the extra time that Amtrak takes because I enjoy the sightseeing.

    Easy to do as it travels at SEE level and has big windows.

    Bad stuff happens in this world. Usually not when you are nearby.

    Very long distance a good idea to get a room. You do not have to have a room every night if you have budget concerns.

    The advantage of the long distance train is you can get up from your seat or leave your room and walk around.
    Up to you if you want to socialize with other travellers. They might be from anywhere in the world.
    Take a meal in the dining car and very a very good meal cooked for you in the galley. Not a large menu but very well made.

    Take a break in the lounge car or cafe car for a snack and enjoy the view. The seats are comfortable and larger than most plane seats.

    You DO NOT need to just stay on train for days and days at a time. You can book a stop for a day or two along the way to experience places of interest to you.

    For the First adventure suggest you look at some of the packages Amtrak has created. You can make your own.

    Be aware that for part of the journey it is dark out and the view not so great. You can use some of that time for sleeping or just socializing with others in the lounge or the next seat.
    It is a little more fun if you have a travel companion for at least part of it. A chess board a backgammon board might allow you to play with someone that you cannot speak their language. A deck of cards many games can be played. Bridge is popular around the world.


    The longer overnight trains are much different. It can seem expensive for a room at first but it is a moving small hotel room that has a changing view.
    This video has a good tour of a train end to end.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=indfSiUR...
    You DO NOT need to take the same route in both directions many make a circle tour to see more places.

    BOOK AHEAD the trains do fill up in summer and other peak travel times.
    https://www.amtrak.com/deals-discounts/r...

    WINTER journey can have weather issues but the train often can go when other stuff cannot.

    You could if you want to travel to Canada on the Train. There is a special train there with great scenery and it just travels in the daytime. The train stops for the night and you sleep in a nearby hotel.
    It is a FIRST CLASS train. It sells out months in advance. Rated one of the best Train trips in the world.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1J_PKCP...

    Acela First class is just a short ride of a few hours.
    http://modhop.com/amtrak-acela-train-fir...

    It is a huge country the view from the Airplane window is faster. The train adventure is an adventure. Enjoy the ride.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • I am lost my pnr no?

    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Where can I drive a train at a rail museum?

    So my 16th birthday is coming up soon. I want to go to a rail museum and drive a train. What rail museums have a train driving program under 18? Preferably close to Indiana.
    So my 16th birthday is coming up soon. I want to go to a rail museum and drive a train. What rail museums have a train driving program under 18? Preferably close to Indiana.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How fast do trains normally go?

    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Could an underground train save electricity by?

    leaving the front and rear windscreens off so the train no longer has to push a huge half mile column of air down the rail track? Plus it would ventilate the carriages as it travels. Is this plausible ?
    leaving the front and rear windscreens off so the train no longer has to push a huge half mile column of air down the rail track? Plus it would ventilate the carriages as it travels. Is this plausible ?
    20 answers · 1 month ago
  • Amtrak restroom policies, while in the station?

    Best answer: Yes. The reason it used to be a problem was that waste flowed out of the train and onto the racks, like 100 years ago, and they didn't want it stinking up the stations. But now it is stored in tanks, so it doesn't matter whether the train is moving or not.
    Best answer: Yes. The reason it used to be a problem was that waste flowed out of the train and onto the racks, like 100 years ago, and they didn't want it stinking up the stations. But now it is stored in tanks, so it doesn't matter whether the train is moving or not.
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Anyone know about trains ?? Please?

    So basically I’m travelling to my friends house (travelling alone) which is over 3 hours away by train. And there isn’t a direct train, only a train where I’d have to change stations /trains twice and that gives me anxiety. Instead I can get a train directly to a station I know (meet my friend there) and then go... show more
    So basically I’m travelling to my friends house (travelling alone) which is over 3 hours away by train. And there isn’t a direct train, only a train where I’d have to change stations /trains twice and that gives me anxiety. Instead I can get a train directly to a station I know (meet my friend there) and then go with her on a direct train to her house which id prefer to do. So can I buy the ticket which is for he route I don’t want to go on and still make my own way there’s but just on different trains?? If that makes sense? Don’t want to get stopped because I’m on a different train??
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • What's it like to be hit by a train?

    14 answers · 2 months ago
  • What speed do london underground trains do?

    Best answer: When underground they're not all that fast because the stations are close together. However, on some sections of the network, that extends way beyond the underground part, there are some long runs where the trains get up to around 60mph. Specifically there is a stretch between Hammersmith and Acton Town where... show more
    Best answer: When underground they're not all that fast because the stations are close together. However, on some sections of the network, that extends way beyond the underground part, there are some long runs where the trains get up to around 60mph. Specifically there is a stretch between Hammersmith and Acton Town where the Piccadilly line operates as a kind of "express" service and goes through several stations without stopping. The statins between Hammersmith and Acton Town are served by the District line.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Where are railroad cars manufactured?

    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Why do I hear a train horn?

    I was at the bus stop around the corner when I heard a train horn. It was a warm morning. The nearest train track is about 15 miles away. It does get some trains, but I never hear them from my location. It sounded like a car or truck, but a bit "throaty". It was too deep for a car. It could have been a... show more
    I was at the bus stop around the corner when I heard a train horn. It was a warm morning. The nearest train track is about 15 miles away. It does get some trains, but I never hear them from my location. It sounded like a car or truck, but a bit "throaty". It was too deep for a car. It could have been a truck, but It didn t sound completely like a truck.Was it a ghost train? Or just a car or truck?
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • How do you get hit by a train?

    Trains don't go anywhere but the tracks. You know what will happen if you stand on the tracks or walk across them at the wrong time because you know what goes there, so how are so many people stupid enough to get hit by trains?
    Trains don't go anywhere but the tracks. You know what will happen if you stand on the tracks or walk across them at the wrong time because you know what goes there, so how are so many people stupid enough to get hit by trains?
    13 answers · 2 months ago