hotels in the 5 Star Category. Think Fairmont hotels in most locations.
The other class of service that costs less, is called SilverLeaf. Train cars are one level with large viewing windows. Dining is at your seat. The cuisine choices are different than what you get in GoldLeaf Service. Hotels are 3+ to 4 star. I recommend the GoldLeaf Service. It only costs a little more to go first class and it’s worth it!
On this trip it’s important to know that freight trains get the right-of-way on the railroad tracks. You never know what time you will arrive at your destination because of that. One evening we we disembarked at 7:30pm. The next night was 9:00 pm. We pulled over several times to wait for the freight trains to clear the tracks.
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