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@Evilkitty @KristaKimba  How did you watch a movie when the DVD player is sitting on the table facing the door? Our seats in the Roomette didn't recline..so don't know which luxury yaht you were on? 

There was no "couch" in our roomette..two seats only facing each other that could only fit one person......with a toilet seat at my elbow.

The "coach" area has no doors so when we rode coach (on another trip) there were no doors to close....so not sure how you can close a door on a coach car. AND Of course when you travel by coach you must bring your own wipes...but a guess a lot of OTHER people don't and dont know how to clean up after themselves. I've had to wipe countless shit and urine off the seat and floor.


The rooms WERE BIGGER in 1977! So why did they get smaller? Up the price of coach seats once they "lazy boy" them to bring the prices down of the rooms if they get bigger.

6 days, 19 hours ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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@johnmeeks1974 Because the culture of the east coast passengers will screw it up. They can't even use the toilets properly and clean up after themselves.

6 days, 20 hours ago on Welcome to the Observation Car!

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This car is definitely NOT on the train from NYC to Miami!


You know...the experience was so not good and uncomfortable that I can't convince my husband to take the train back down to Florida!!!


6 days, 20 hours ago on Welcome to the Observation Car!

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@robteed48808 I don't understand how the toilet that is right next to you on the seat is considered comfortable...much less sanitary!...and your seat doesn't even recline!

6 days, 23 hours ago on A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

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The roomettes are NOT comfortable..Forget any reclining. It's hard for two people to watch a movie together on a laptop since the only space you have in the room is your own one person seat...which happens to be facing each other. I don't know why they EVEr divided these rooms in these cars with the hallway in the middle with an inferior smaller room on the other side of the car.  The room should be long enough to go across the car!!! I long for the days of "Silver Streak! and "Trading Places" These roomettes should've NEVER been brought into existence...and certainly not at that price.


Here is what Amtrak should do about their Coach Long Distance travelers. 

Change out some of the regular coach seats in certain cars with full Lazy Boy recliners (i.e. Loews Theatre on 84th St. and Bway in Manhattan - Mind you..these seats are for people who are in them for only 3 HOURS!!!) 

Book these Lazy Boy cars for people going further than 14 hour rides ONLY. 

Keep passengers in those long distance passengers in same cars that SHARE the SAME stops. That way when you are on long distances....you don't have people lugging bags and luggage past you in the middle of the friggin night. 


Transform all roomettes to a realistic size for two.


Create a better lounge car. With comfortable seats and sofas. Maybe some personal recliners in there too!


Keep a container of installed Clorox Wipes in every bathroom because let's face it..there are plenty of adults that have terrible bathroom habits and don't know how to clean up after themselves.


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I see some of these other photos that look like real lounge comfortable viewing cars.......in what train from New York to Florida do those exist????

6 days, 23 hours ago on A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

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The roomettes are NOT comfortable..Forget any reclining. It's hard for two people to watch a movie together on a laptop since the only space you have in the room is your own one person seat...which happens to be facing each other. I don't know why they EVEr divided these rooms in these cars with the hallway in the middle with an inferior smaller room on the other side of the car.  The room should be long enough to go across the car!!! I long for the days of "Silver Streak! and "Trading Places" These roomettes should've NEVER been brought into existence...and certainly not at that price.


Here is what Amtrak should do about their Coach Long Distance travelers. 

Change out some of the regular coach seats in certain cars with full Lazy Boy recliners (i.e. Loews Theatre on 84th St. and Bway in Manhattan - Mind you..these seats are for people who are in them for only 3 HOURS!!!) 

Book these Lazy Boy cars for people going further than 14 hour rides ONLY. 

Keep passengers in those long distance passengers in same cars that SHARE the SAME stops. That way when you are on long distances....you don't have people lugging bags and luggage past you in the middle of the friggin night. 


Transform all roomettes to a realistic size for two.


Create a better lounge car. With comfortable seats and sofas. Maybe some personal recliners in there too!


Keep a container of installed Clorox Wipes in every bathroom because let's face it..there are plenty of adults that have terrible bathroom habits and don't know how to clean up after themselves.

6 days, 23 hours ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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@Evilkitty @KimbakatDesign @zook I don't mind the train noise either. I actually like the rocking and rolling. Very soothing BUT doing the Northeast down to Florida, it's so annoying with people getting up at 2am-5am moving inbetween the cars or getting off at stops in the middle of the night. The doors are so loud. That is why they should put passengers that are getting off on the same stops in the same car so that people getting off at stops between 1 am and 6am aren't disturbing sleepers. Train cars should be seated according to location drop off...making long-term travelers more comfortable..versus the people just going 4-10 hours trips. Keep those seats the way they are for the short traveler..but develop new cars for those overnighters/sitters, installing the lazy boy chair with softer/deeper padding that also convert to sleepers (reclining more flat)...just like they have in the new AMC theatres would incentivize more long term travelers.

1 year, 3 months ago on Roomette with a View (or Two)

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I will never be able to afford these sleeper rooms. They should just make all the cars have just sleepers and then a couple of assigned community cars that look like living rooms with tons of couches and recliners chairs just like they have in the AMC theatres now (84st and Broadway). Now I could spend 2 full days in those seats!!!  The coach seats on Amtrak are so uncomfortable..even if they do have the leg rests...the backs just dont go down enough to spend hours in.

1 year, 3 months ago on Inside a Long-Distance Train Bedroom

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