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ProYou get to see plenty with loads of leg and elbow ...

ConsDarkly tinted windows make the day look dull. Roug...

NEWARK TO BOSTON No, not as a friend of mine quipped, “Is that a motoring holiday in Lincolnshire?” Here I am writing about a journey, that on the face of it, I needn’t have made. After all, I’ve just spent 8 delightful nights on a house-boat in Boston harbour, so why am I writing about a train...

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Not for me

“It got me there...eventually”

published 26/07/2013

ProIt's a train...

Cons...it just doesn't show up

Following eight hours of flight with one connection from Manchester to Newark, plus a two hour drive to get to Manchester station, I was shattered when I reached Newark train station. It was also 37 degrees centigrade outside. Considering I had already got a three hour wait for my train to New...

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Super

“america from 20 feet.”

published 08/04/2006

Prosee more of america, friendly staff, friendly pass...

Consalways run late,not much sleep on overnight trains

I Have been the the States a few times and have "fly drive" each time. Having had an unpleasant experience driving last time I decided this time we would use as much public transport as we could. So to the research. Amtrak Website amtrak.com --------------------- Having studied the amtrak website...

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Excellent

“Travelling in style”

published 07/03/2001

ProCheap, Clean and Very well organised

ConsNot over in this Country

Our honeymoon in February 1997 consisted of three weeks in San Francisco and Tahoe. We stayed with family in San Francisco for the first week and then back packed it to South Lake Tahoe for two weeks to go skiing etc. We had to travel by bus for around 1/2 an hour (bus service the same quality as...

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Excellent

ProRelaxing and reasonably priced

ConsLong slow Journey

Following the tragic events of September 11th, I was, needless to say, nervous about flying - particularly on internal flights in the USA. We were on holiday in California and had already decided to take a week up in Oregon to visit friends when the tragedy struck. Neither of us were too keen on...

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Super

“Amtrak -THE way to see USA”

published 17/12/2004

ProMore scenic than airplane route/Less boring

ConsHard for long rides [20 hours or more]

I love Amtrak - for the scenery, for the frequency of the trains, for the choices that I have, for the flexibility, and because it's ON THE GROUND! Yes, some say that trains derail and crash, but personally I'd rather be in the train on the ground than up in the air. I've travelled on Amtrak...

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Super

“Great For The Car-less”

published 27/10/2009

Prorelaxing, romantic, good onboard service

Consremote stations, subject to delays

Let's face it, the USA is a country built for cars. Long open roads, miles of tarmac, cheap petrol prices...... But for those that do not have the luxury of their own car, or are simply travelling the country, Amtrak offer possibly the best alternative solution. There are drawbacks: the trains...

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Super

“Amtrak On The East Coast”

published 02/04/2001

ProVery comfortable, & friendly staff.

ConsI found it quite expensive on the east coast.

I travelled on Amtrak from Philadelphia to NYC in March 2001. The first thing I found amazing was the price! It took 1 hour 10 minutes, and cost me about £70 for a return ticket! I thought this was very expensive! From where I live, it takes me 1 hour 15 minutes on the train to get to Manchester...

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Good

“Gotta see It to believe it”

published 23/01/2008

ProExperience I will never forget

ConsPoor Service, Delays

Let me set the scene, Seattle, mid April 2006. Standing in the station waiting for the Amtrak train to arrive in its full glory.... 2 hours later and still waiting, being told that it was 'in the process of cleaning'. Another 30 minutes pass and something finally happens. Boarding starts and...

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