Opinion: As Amtrak eliminates white-tablecloth dining on some trains, here’s a reminder to make “someday” plans now

(Source: Column by Melissa Oyler published at Charlotte Five, October 10, 2019)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — I’ve never ridden across the United States via train, though I’ve always said I would — one of these days. You know, when I have the time. My experience with white-tablecloth-sterling-silver-fresh-flowers dinners with the rolling countryside as a backdrop has been relegated mostly to movies and books. I’ve done plenty of short train travels here and in Europe, but I’ve never slept on a train and never been served a meal on a train (unless a breakfast sandwich ordered at the café car between here and Raleigh counts).

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Thursday, October 10, 2019


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