My wife and I are going to NYC and Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for our 10th Anniversary in mid-October. Out on #8 and 50 and back on #29 and #7 from Tomah, WI.
We really like having our separate bedrooms OR roomettes... so no one gets the upper bunk. Just too old for that! LOL
Anyway, when we went to book a few weeks ago, the roomettes were $496 EACH... or almost $1000 for two roomettes. Just Cumberland, MD to Chicago
So, we opted for the Family Bedroom which was actually cheaper than one roomette... and were just going to make it work. Had room 15 in the 2901 car.
Got an email overnight from Amtrak that our reservation was modified... and we were getting two roomettes in the 2900 car, as our Family Bedroom is no more.
That actually worked out to what we wanted all along! But I guess if I had a family and we all wanted to be together, that would not be good.
I was just surprised we didn't get a call or an explanation really --- just a ticket showing our reservation was now two roomettes.
From what I can gather, the Capitol Limited to Texas Eagle consist will now extend through the fall... and there will only be ONE sleeper. So perhaps the 2901 car has been pulled. And then my guess is the family bedroom on the 2900 car is going to be used by crew --- as on the Texas Eagle the crew gets the 4 roomettes and family bedroom on the lower level now.
But wow, this totally eliminates the family bedroom from ever being an option for folks on the Capitol now. Not good.
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