Gene Prudhon: I've taken the EB round trip from Wisconsin to West Glacier, but ridden coach. Everyone can use the lounge car and sit in the upper obsession area. I'll be taking the train again this year with my wife and we'll use the roomette. It usually runs late in the summer through Montana with all the freight traffic. We arrived four hours late at West Glacier. Not a problem since I had anticipated it.
Alece Walker: Thanks for sharing. This was very helpful to me.
Loretta Shields: Thanks for sharing. I have enough Amtrak guest rewards to get a freebie trip from Chi to Seattle and was wondering if two of us could manage in a roomette. It's tiny! Still, I think it could be fun. Glad to see it this way, as the Amtrak 3-D animation made it look much bigger.
val91201: Wow, that's really tiny, a cruise ship cabin looks gigantic by comparison.
Thomas Holm: I from nj. & ny where you from
Thomas Holm: Your welcome
Thomas Holm: Hi everybody did you enjoin the video
Mark Carlson: Nice video. Thanks for sharing.
Cathy Blake: Thank you so much for your thorough tour. It answered every one of my questions!
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!
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.
Scott Velez: I cant wait, Im going on one in just a few days!!
jarhiker: i'm a big guy, how comfy are the booths in the dining car. planning a trip soon. thx
Alex Minn: We are talking a trip from new york to seattle 72 hours
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.
Andrew Vargez: Fat Old man but video is cool
northwin9: We rode the Empire Builder to West Glacier ( please see EMPIRE BUILDER BLUES at northwin9 in YouTube ) In the roomette across the hall from us, my father-in-law could not bend over with the top bunk lowered, so he sat on the lower bunk with his wife already in it, and my wife reached under the glass door and pulled his pants off his legs for him, so he could sleep in the upper bunk. We laughed, we howled, and then realized it was midnight and others were trying to sleep. The train is fun.
northwin9: Great tour of an Amtrak Roomette. The glass door provides security and severely limits the space in the roomette when closed. The drape over the door can be closed to provide privacy, and when pushed out into the hallway provides additional space. This matters when preparing to sleep on the upper bunk. When the upper bunk is down and the glass door is closed, a normal standing body cannot turn around. Shoulders cannot rotate between the lowered upper bunk and the closed glass door....(more)
wayne strickland: It sure beats flying...
jen8933: i've riden on the empire builder.
went from cinci to chicago to seattle, then sacramento.
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