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Amtrak & VIA Rail



Amtrak and VIA Rail are often-overlooked options for travel within the United States and Canada. What has been your experience riding the train and when do you recommend taking the train instead of the bus or plane?



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by ingridjen
Mar 9, 2000 All Aboard!
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by poneyby
Mar 20, 2000 What was suppose to be a 24 hour trip turned into a 3 day nightmare..
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by sweetsue_98
Dec 28, 2000 I Would Rather Fly!
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by Melaney
May 15, 2000 1-800 GO RAIL
An adventure that a person should do at least once because it is unique and fun!... read full review
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by racheln
Feb 19, 2000 Amtrak SUCKS
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by Mr.Eyore
Nov 7, 2000 A Gambler's Guide to Being a Hobo
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by kmennie
Apr 8, 2000 What sort of idiot...
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by AggieBrett
Jun 20, 2000 Amtrak-- Hell, But Slower
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by msavere
May 17, 2000 Amtrak: I'd Like an Order of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (Without the Automobiles)
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by derval
Feb 27, 2000 Romance of Rail Travel
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by BenjiePanda
Mar 19, 2000 Amtrak: Off the track?
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by Renee_S.
Mar 23, 2000 Amtrak Flop
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by luv_sunshine
Aug 1, 2001 California Zephyr: Amtrak's Finest Route
The California Zephyr is a SPECTACULAR train trip. Everyone should ride it, at least once.... read full review
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by pbyaeger
Aug 30, 2000 Legroom, legroom, and more legroom (and my butt's comfy too!)
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by luv_sunshine
Feb 28, 2001 For Overnight Trips, Choose a Sleeper
The only way to travel through the night and it is not as expensive as you may think.... read full review
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by Profilewriter
Mar 20, 2000 Auto Train Update
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by sliznyak2
Nov 28, 2000 Amtrak-a good alternative to driving
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by Robtran
Aug 16, 2000 The Seething, Spitting, Howling Nightmare That Is Amtrak Travel
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by YYvonne
Sep 15, 2000 The train was way off track
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by Profilewriter
Feb 5, 2000 Trains beat Cars for Trips with Kids
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