Lake Shore Limited

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jonnhrr
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Post by jonnhrr » Wed May 08, 2019 10:34 am

Backshophoss wrote:Believe that Cafe car goes to Chicago,but only serves the Boston section passengers when on the combined train from Albany.
Unless this has changed recently, when I was on 449 they served lunch between Boston and Albany, which was gratis for sleeping car passengers, who were also escorted in for lunch before the cafe opened for the coach passengers. Of course this was before the Anderson downgrade, may be different now.

Note that half of the cafe also serves as Business class (or did when I took it).
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CVRA7
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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Post by CVRA7 » Wed May 08, 2019 12:19 pm

My wife and I were sleeper passengers Monday and got a "free" lunch in the café out of Albany to Springfield. Earlier, out of Chicago, we had breakfast in the "1st Class Lounge." So sad to see the new diner wasted in that service. Both ways the on board staff was excellent, doing the best they could under the circumstances.

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Re: Lake Shore Limited

Post by twropr » Fri May 10, 2019 5:03 pm

Something bizarre happened today the 10th. Amtrak.com shows #48 arriving Cleveland at 5:11 am and departing 6:50 am; #49 arrived at 5:59 am and departed at 6:19 am. With single track serving the CLE station, only one train could be there at a time. So #48 must have done some of its station work and back out to Drawbridge to allow #49 to come in, then entered again and done some more work at CLE after #49 left.
Anyone know more about this?
Andy

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