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Old 08-08-2003, 01:10 PM   #1
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Pictures of the Auto Train???

I was wondering if anyone had pictures of the auto-train? We are thinking about taking the auto-train and going coach this time. I HATE flying and now it seems even worse, just thinking about it makes me break out in a cold sweat.
I was just wondering if it is possible to sleep in coach? HELP, PLEASE
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Old 08-08-2003, 02:01 PM   #2
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I couldn't find any.

You might want to ask at
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Old 08-08-2003, 03:28 PM   #3
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Although I do not have pictures to share with you, I can tell you this:

We took the auto train weeks after 9/11 because we were too afraid to fly. We were really nervous about the auto train, but we were very pleasantly surprised! .

The coach areas of the auto train were very clean. The seats are very spacious, too. Although they do not recline flat, I was able to sleep pretty soundly. Here's a hint: because the seats in the auto train are in sets of two, many people grab a set of empty seats at night & make it into a bed. We did this on the way home and it was much more comfortable. Also, bring a pillow and a blanket because the ones that Amtrak gives you are very small.

The dinners are surprisingly good, too. I think I had a grilled chicken dinner w/ veggies. They also give you complimentary wine with dinner.

There is a lounge car that serves many types of mixed drinks. There's also a few cars that show a first-run movie during your trip.

This year, we're taking the auto train again, but we opted for a sleeper compartment instead of going coach.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me!
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:18 PM   #4
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There are photos of the type of cars (Superliners) used on Auto-Train on Trainweb. The lounge cars and deluxe sleeper would be the only accomodations unique to Auto-Train, and not featured in these pages. For starters, you might try:

Sleeping car diagrams:

http://www.trainweb.org/crocon/sleeperplans.html

Everything can also be accessed from this next page, but it's mixed in with a lot of other trains' accomodations. Remember that Auto-Train uses only Superliner cars (coaches, sleepers, diners):

http://www.trainweb.com/cgi-bin/top/...od/indexf.html

Some of the information is a bit out of date (the locomotive link, particularly), but the descriptions are very comprehensive.

Also, go to http://www.360360.com/trains.html and look under "Amtrak Superliner Trainset" for 360x360 photos of Superliner car interiors.

Finally, for good exterior photos you might go to http://www.railpictures.net and do a search for "Amtrak" (yields hundreds of photos) or just "Auto-Train".
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Thank you very much for all the great (and quick replies). I am still trying to decide what to do.
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