9.1.20

A POSSIBLE POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN THIS NEW YEAR.

A few years ago, Amtrak removed the dining cars on the Silver Star, supposedly to offer sleeping car passengers options (lower room charges on the Star than on the Silver Meteor, full dining car with meals provided on the Meteor) but I suspect as a stalking horse for taking the dining cars off the Eastern overnight trains.

Amtrak in the Heartland report that meals included in the fare will return to the Star on May 1, significantly that is the beginning of Amtrak's 50th year.  That means the Star will get a table car, with all the charms of a high school cafeteria, exactly what Meteor riders get.

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