[Sca-cooks] OOP Bananas
Huette von Ahrens
ahrenshav at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 19 06:44:54 PDT 2008
Yes. It was coach. You get to sleep in your chair, but at least you get to walk around the train. It also has a restaurant car and snack bars.
Those are somewhat pricey, but the food was good, according to Hroar. He came to visit me several times by train before we got married.
Who knows? If the gas prices continue to soar, perhaps Amtrak will take advantage of people needing to travel less expensively and start adding more trains to their schedule. The trains to and from LA and Chicago only run once a day also.
--- On Thu, 6/19/08, Elaine Koogler <kiridono at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Elaine Koogler <kiridono at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] OOP Bananas
> To: ahrenshav at yahoo.com, "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Thursday, June 19, 2008, 5:28 AM
> I take it this fare is coach? I know that I priced a trip
> Atlanta...I have to go down next week and was looking for a
> way to
> avoid flying. The trip would take 13 hours...and, to be
> able to have
> a place to sleep bumped the cost up to more than you're
> quoting for a
> trip across country!! And...there was only one train
> leaving around 6 pm and arriving around 7am. I guess
> that's what I
> get for trying to do things a little greener. I do wish
> they would
> work on upgrading Amtrak...I have taken the train in
> Europe, the
> Eurostar from London to Paris...less expensive and MUCH
> hours for the trip!
> On 6/19/08, Huette von Ahrens <ahrenshav at yahoo.com>
> > It is the best way to go to Pennsic, if you had the
> time. Unlike the
> > airline industry, trains allow a passenger to have 150
> lbs of luggage
> > in three "packages" of 50 lbs each. And
> they allow a passenger to have
> > another 150 lbs of luggage for $30. From LA to
> Pittsburgh, it would only
> > take about 60 hours each way and cost about $350 round
> trip. I had planned
> > on sending Hroar to Pennsic last year by train, before
> he had his quadruple
> > by-pass surgery.
> > Huette
> > --- On Wed, 6/18/08, Dragon
> <dragon at crimson-dragon.com> wrote:
> >> From: Dragon <dragon at crimson-dragon.com>
> >> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] OOP Bananas
> >> To: "Cooks within the SCA"
> <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> >> Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 12:16 PM
> >> terry l. ridder wrote:
> >> >perhaps the sante fe california zephyr will
> >> >the rails once again. one can dream of the
> >> >gone by.
> >> ---------------- End original message.
> >> ---------------------
> >> Well, it's no longer run by Santa Fe, but that
> >> train has
> >> regularly scheduled service between Chicago and
> the San
> >> Francisco Bay area.
> >> There are other trains as well.
> >> I for one would love to travel by train if I had
> the time
> >> for it.
> >> Dragon
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