Heru Ammen: Excellent video presentation. My Dad was a sleeping car porter from '44 to
'72 (28 years) and I was fortunate to be able to ride the train with my Dad
all over the country from Oakland and San Francisco.I love the train and
ride it with either a roomette or deluxe sleeper to New Orleans from
Charlotte, NC.. Unfortunately it's "Viewliner" class which is still cool.
I'm planning a trip this summer to Seattle and look forward to riding the
big boy train from DC to Chicago and transferring to the Empire Builder
from Chicago to Seattle. Thanks for sharing!
Thomas Holm: Your welcome
Thomas Holm: Hi everybody did you enjoin the video
Cathy Blake: Thank you so much for your thorough tour. It answered every one of my
commodorefan2: Is there a door there so you get some privacy?
Sam King: the roomettes actually have a slightly (1-2") longer lower bed than the
Anjali Sailwal: Hi All, Would any one with first hand exxperience can someone tell abt
comfort factor in Rommette section of amtrak from Chicago to San
Francisco.I am planning to travel with my wife on this route.
Mark Steiner: I have Broadband for a laptop and it works well on an Amtrak train. Service
quallity may be more dependient on the provider. I took the Southwest Chief
from Raton to Flagstaff and had almost continuous service along that
stretch except in the more remote areas of Glorieta Pass near Lamy.
javalily: "Merry New Year!" Sorry,can't help but think of the "Trading Places" train
scene while watching this!:D watch?v=UpqknwKbvDE&feature=related
vikingscool: Amen! I love that video that make me wish to have an experience for full
bed in the training, but I couldn't because they don't have a sleeping
rooms back in 1997 for my cousin's graduation.
Shawn Hardy: I can hardly wait for our trip out to Portland in June! We'll be on the
Empire Builder, eventually. We're taking Amtrak from East Lansing, MI to
Chicago first. Thanks for posting this.
TheMercyah: Very informative. Thanks for posting. :)
Scutter Martin: @KimKyleMary I took a backpack and a gym bag basically, and then I have one
smaller bag, kinda looked like a computer bag. I kept everything in the
roomette with me. They say you have to be careful because things have come
up stolen before on the trains, but I left my stuff in the room when I went
to the observation car and nothing was touched. So I think for the most
part it is safe. On each train, they have a baggage storage area inside the
train. It's usually on the lower car by the door.
howardkevinm: @KimKyleMary 2 pieces of luggage 50lb maxium weight a piece for check. its
pretty hard to have something stolen if its in your room because with the
curtains closed no one can tell if you are in your room or not without
having to knock first and no thief is going to be that stupid.
jpsmith81: Thanks for posting this video. I've really been thinking about taking this
train and seriously thinking about getting a roomette. I don't think I want
to go all the way across country in coach.
marcos chavez: I liked Amtrak but never again in the back from Albuquerque to California
we were in the very back damn that was a bumpy ride
zwillyc: Excellent vid. But no locks on the doors?!!
Roman Krivenko: is this ideal for 3ppl? i understand it's cramped :[ But the bedroom is
just to expensive. >_<
howardkevinm: @romka4567 theres a 2 person limit for roomettes.
Scutter Martin: It was a 2 1/2 day trip total. 31 hours to chicago and 10 hours to memphis,
then a 2 hour ride home. The food on the empire builder was VERY good. Hot
and tasty. On the city of new orleans, not so much. And yes, I took a bunch
of my own food just in case as I heard they run out some times. I am going
to do a "tips to train riding" video soon with that info. I used an older
version FLIP camera for this one. I have three cams right now and it takes
the best video out of all of them.
XanderRush2: has anyone ever toldyou you sound like tom hanks. i love you jenny. awsome
video, very helpful
kinkisharyocoasters: @Scutter Martin The lower level has four roomettes, three communal
half-bathrooms, one communal shower with a changing room, luggage racks, a
full-width handicapped-accessible room at the end by the lavatories (with
its own sink and johnny) and a full-width family bedroom at the opposite
end near the roomettes, without any plumbing. The upper level has ten
roomettes, five bedrooms (including a suite pair) and one half-bathroom.
jack nasky: @DoomDalek GREAT isnt it so fun
Igentenos: yeah...they have a snack car also. i forget what kinds of snacks they sell.
but we went in there and kids got a snack. there was a couple who met on
train and began to drink too much, sitting in front of us. they ended up
arguing. but it didnt get bad. i hope they keep the Amtrak going.
SDKoka: Very informative and well done video! The amtrak website has a virtual tour
but one doesn't get a very feel for the actual size. Having a person give a
tour really puts everything in perspective. Interesting to see the little
built in features!
Ragrog105: Thank you, this answers a lot of questions I had. I'm heading from
Milwaukee to Chico California and I was wondering about the accomodations.
You answered every one of them much better than Amtraks website. Bearded
Scutter Martin: @romka4567 It would be hard for three people to fit in the smaller units.
Two regular size people is about all it will fit.
Scutter Martin: LOl, well wasn't so much of a boycott. It was a little thing called a
blizzard snow storm that kept me from getting across the mountains to catch
my plane. This was the back up plan. :o)
Scutter Martin: @Michael55443 Yes, I am that size and it worked fine for me.
jen8933: i've riden on the empire builder. went from cinci to chicago to seattle,
smwokie60: The so called lake is actually the mississippi river. After leaving
Minneapolis/St.Paul the train follows the river down to wisconson. It
crosses the river at Red Wing Mn. Then down to La Cross Wi. it crosses Back
over the black river & the mississippi again.
Anjali Sailwal: @northlanderdude Hi All, Would any one with first hand exxperience can
someone tell abt comfort factor in Rommette section of amtrak from Chicago
to San Francisco.I am planning to travel with my wife on this route.
Ianandsyd: Thank you for the vid mate ! Very informative ! I am travelling from NYC to
New Orleans Century Viewliner in January ! Cant wait now after viewing your
vid ! Cheers !
wwnnn16: This is the exact same room I had when I traveled from California to
Memphis, TN.. I loved my lil room lol!!
granskare: I saw a similar arrangement on a train going south out of new york but, it
had a toilet and water featjres which yours do not...we did the bedroom
which has shower, toilet and wash basin...btw, all the first class has
Dddddorian: Thanks for posting
ryanb273: @mightymac63 none of the trains have wifi unless your riding the acela or
Petar Milutinović: thanks :)
ncognit02: Thank you! I'm gathering information because I'm considering doing a
1-month pass and traveling back and forth across the country. This was very
Scutter Martin: @jcho0222 I cant speak for anyone else, but I had a great experience. The
attendant I had was fantastic and the food is pretty good too.
gladfan1989: @romka4567 If you want to fit 3 people in a room, the bedroom on Amtrak is
your best bet.
Scutter Martin: @mightymac63 I'm not sure how wi-fi works on the train. At the time I
didn't have a laptop so I didn't get to test it. I may be taking another
train trip in a few weeks and this time I will have a laptop so if I do, I
will make a vid about it.
Bill smith: i was wondering how quite it is can u hear the other ppl in the next room?
yayoineko: Does the train 'wobble' more on tracks than a truck on a good road?
deloreanman14: Thanks so much for posting this! I'm hoping to take the Empire Builder from
Seattle to Chicago in April, mostly because I've always wanted to. I'll be
traveling solo so I think this will be more than adequate for me.
SabreH1: I'm jealous I love the train. Last trip was San Antonio to Richmond.
AmtrakFlorida: @romka4567 If the third person is a child, then sort of, but you can always
spend alot of time in the lounge. It's still better than flying, and let's
not even mention driving.
howardkevinm: bet the train was over 4hrs late. i never did like the superliner roomettes
to much. the cars are old as dirt and half the time the A/C doesnt work in
the room. the viewliners are a lot better because the rooms are bigger and
the cars are newer.
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