Anyone every used Amtrak?

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  1. Dick Foster
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    Freight service makes a profit while passenger sevice under the gubberment is gonna be a losing proposition all the way around for sure.

    It would have been better if the government would get the hell out of transportation altogether and stay the hell out and let free enterprise do what it does best.
     
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    In my drinking days, I used to take the rails from Oxnard to Anaheim Stadium to watch the Angels lose. And 9 times out of 10 they did.
     
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    Cons
    Expensive, often costing more than a plane depending on destination.
    Food is expensive
    Long trips are loooong and uncomfortable unless you get a room..even more expensive.

    Pros
    You see what you can't see any other way of traveling
    Service is better than airlines
    Far more roomy and comfortable than air
     
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    Pittsburgh to Denver last year...a nightmare. Noisy, more turbulence than I have ever experienced on a plane. Noise level is unacceptable, especially at night. Inconvenient, outdated, dirty stations.

    Overpriced, especially the sleeping car.

    8 hours late arriving in Denver.

    Other than that...
     
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    Rode the Auto Train last year...comfortable, the staff was nice, train ran on time. No complaints.
     
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    Looks like the reviews are coming in mixed...
     

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