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Old 08-08-2003, 02:10 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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I couldn't find any.

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Old 08-08-2003, 04:28 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, 08:18 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:

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):

Some of the information is a bit out of date (the locomotive link, particularly), but the descriptions are very comprehensive.

Also, go to and look under "Amtrak Superliner Trainset" for 360x360 photos of Superliner car interiors.

Finally, for good exterior photos you might go to and do a search for "Amtrak" (yields hundreds of photos) or just "Auto-Train".
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Old 08-10-2003, 06:19 PM   #5

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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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