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Date: 05/20/20 18:16
Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: texchief1

Diners open on the truncated LD Western Trains?

Thanks.

Randy Lundgren
Elgin,  TX



Date: 05/20/20 18:20
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: DevalDragon

Prepackaged meals only and you have to eat in your room.



Date: 05/20/20 19:50
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: 4thDistrict

What if you don't have a room?

DevalDragon Wrote:
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> Prepackaged meals only and you have to eat in your
> room.



Date: 05/20/20 19:54
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: SunsetLtd

Just road #1/2 last week. You can eat in the Diner but it's pre-packaged garbage you get on the eastern trains. Diner has a staff of 1 person. If you're in a Sleeper your attendant comes by with a menu, asks what you want and brings it back to you. No service to Coach passengers I saw. This is supposed to last to 5/31 but more than likely will last all summer till travel rebounds or sleeper space starts to sell heavily. Everything is cashless as well so Lounge will only take cards. As of right now there's just no demand for them to bring full service back yet.



Date: 05/20/20 22:38
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: WP17

4thDistrict Wrote:
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> What if you don't have a room?
>

Tough. Amtrak in their infinite wisdom has decided coach passengers can no longer use the diner.



Date: 05/21/20 01:11
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: goduckies

I am happy with a burger in the
Lounge vs pre boxed food.

Posted from Android



Date: 05/21/20 05:56
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: joemvcnj

People who are un-banked are going to have a problem with cashless, unless they buy debit cards of some sort, which have fees. 
2 days on a train, I would got very sick of breakfast sandwiches, cheeseburgers, and pepperoni pizzas - essentially bus depot food.



Date: 05/21/20 08:52
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: pdt

Is it illegal to bring a cooler with some food in it on a train.  Or even a few  home made sandwiches.?      Here we go with the foodies again.



Date: 05/21/20 09:52
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: jst3751

pdt Wrote:
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> Is it illegal to bring a cooler with some food in
> it on a train.  Or even a few  home made
> sandwiches.?      Here we go with the foodies
> again.

And a snide snobbish responce from andersonb109 in three two one....



Date: 05/21/20 11:23
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: SanDiegan

If Amtrak is Greyhound on rails, then bus depot food is appropriate ;-)

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> People who are un-banked are going to have a
> problem with cashless, unless they buy debit cards
> of some sort, which have fees. 
> 2 days on a train, I would got very sick of
> breakfast sandwiches, cheeseburgers, and pepperoni
> pizzas - essentially bus depot food.



Date: 05/21/20 14:07
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: joemvcnj

pdt Wrote:
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> Is it illegal to bring a cooler with some food in
> it on a train.  Or even a few  home made
> sandwiches.?      Here we go with the foodies again.

Coolers are good for a few hours on a long day trip, not for 2 day overnight trips. It is also another piece of luggage to carry on. There are limitations.

When people drive a long distance or fly and stay at a hotel that night, they eat a decent meal at a restaurant, not takeout from Dunkin Donuts or Tim Horton's. Most of us do not regard 7-11 cheeseburgers and hot dogs on rollers as a meal. You said you eat on-the-go and maybe 1 or 2 meals day, but most of us do not live and eat like that. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/20 14:30 by joemvcnj.



Date: 05/21/20 14:39
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: PHall

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> pdt Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Is it illegal to bring a cooler with some food
> in
> > it on a train.  Or even a few  home made
> > sandwiches.?      Here we go with the
> foodies again.
>
> Coolers are good for a few hours on a long day
> trip, not for 2 day overnight trips. It is also
> another piece of luggage to carry on. There are
> limitations.
>
> When people drive a long distance or fly and stay
> at a hotel that night, they eat a decent meal at a
> restaurant, not takeout from Dunkin Donuts or Tim
> Horton's. Most of us do not regard 7-11
> cheeseburgers and hot dogs on rollers as a
> meal. You said you eat on-the-go and maybe 1 or 2
> meals day, but most of us do not live and eat like
> that. 

Then I suggest you never become a long haul driver then. 



Date: 05/21/20 16:04
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: jst3751

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Coolers are good for a few hours on a long day
> trip, not for 2 day overnight trips. It is also
> another piece of luggage to carry on. There are
> limitations.

ROFLOL

There are many small-medium "a bit bigger than a lunch box" coolers available that when packed right can contain enough (semi)prepared food for 2-3 days at proper temperature. 



Date: 05/21/20 22:58
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: goduckies

a lot of Stuck up Amtrak passengers here!

Posted from Android



Date: 05/22/20 05:40
Re: Diners on LD Western Trains
Author: joemvcnj

jst3751 Wrote:
>
> There are many small-medium "a bit bigger than a
> lunch box" coolers available that when packed
> right can contain enough (semi)prepared food for
> 2-3 days at proper temperature. 

2 -3 days of food packed in a lunch box ? We are not astronauts, and there is nothing hot. 



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