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Old 17 May 2017, 03:38 AM
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Eoin Eoin is offline
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Originally Posted by WildaBeast View Post
Does Amtrak not offer a Café Car on this route? It seems like New York to Washington would be long enough to have at least a Café Car if not a full dining car. But it's possible they didn't have enough food in stock for everyone on the train given the unexpected delay.
When the train breaks down they have to go to backup power. (The engine also runs the generator.) The cash registers may not work. The time I was on a train that broke down from St. Louis to Chicago I think they still let people buy cans of soda from the refrigerator for short time before they closed the service area altogether. I doubt they would have let anyone run the microwave.
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