Posted by
Message
gthog61
Georgia Tech Fan
Irving, TX
Member since Nov 2009
65678 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Everybody should ride a Greyhound bus every 10 years.

a whole different plane of existence


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
dewster
LSU Fan
Chicago
Member since Aug 2006
18357 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
quote:

Not even December yet? No thanks



Fair criticism. Chicago in the winter is like Summer in Louisiana - you stay indoors if at all possible.

But summer in Chicago really is a great experience. I'm glad I got to live in west loop for as long as I did before Covid.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Red Stick Tigress
USA Fan
Tiger Stadium
Member since Nov 2005
16919 posts
 Online 

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
I haven't ridden the train from Hammond but I have taken it twice. Once from ATL to New Orleans and once from NO to KC.

If something is going on, either on the tracks or with the tracks, or if another train is out there on the same tracks, you sit. And sit. And sit.

We could see the train station in New Orleans and just sat. And sat. And sat. It's not like they'll let you off to walk to the train station.

On the trip to KC, it was two cold to separate the train (one group was going to Chicago, the other to KC) so they dumped us KC people off in Carbondale, IL in the middle of the night to wait for a train to pick us up.

If you have the bad luck to be in this situation, an 8 hour trip can turn into 12. or a 20 hour trip into 28.




Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
LSUsuperfresh
Michigan State Fan
Member since Oct 2010
7162 posts
 Online 

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
I rode it from Memphis to Hammond once. Closest to teleportation I've ever experienced. The train left at like 4:30am. I just stayed up all night partying with my buddies, made it on the train, and laid across 3 seats. Next thing I know, the attendant is shaking me saying "sir, we're in Hammond. This is your stop."


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
TDsngumbo
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2011
26622 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
I’ve taken that train from Champaign, IL to Hammond before and I wouldn’t do it again. Plenty of stops and it took exactly the same amount of time as it would’ve taken had I driven. Sure, I had the luxury of not driving and just “relaxing” but it cost me the same as a plane ticket would’ve cost so I don’t think it’s worth it at all.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
zippyputt
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2005
2643 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Never done Amtrak. Heard trip to Chicago from Nola and likely through Hammond was a loud, long nightmare.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
dinosaur
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2007
949 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
OK. On the train. Got a two person sleeper. About 6 foot by nine feet. Staff seems nice. On one at the station at Hammond though. So sort of blind in getting on and finding right car. Train rolls side to side. Sort of like a boat on calm water. Bathroom area in my room is tiny. More later as trip goes.


oldskule
LSU Fan
ST GEORGE, LA
Member since Mar 2016
864 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
I find it to be a great comfortable ride, and very reasonable....only downfall is no car when you arrive....
runs about 85mph, but does stop quite often.
I love the train ride when it fits the trip.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
dinosaur
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2007
949 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Food was sort of all in one frozen TV dinner type. But served timely and dessert was good. Seems like good alternative choice in these virus times. Little or no contact with other travelers. Seems safer than on a plane or in an airport.


Signal Soldier
USA Fan
30.411994,-91.183929
Member since Dec 2010
7193 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Following


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
OysterPoBoy
USA Fan
City of St. George
Member since Jul 2013
21780 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
What’s one of the big sleeper cars run? Could you fit 5-6 people in it?


OldHickory
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Apr 2012
6915 posts
 Online 

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Rolling gang bang


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
poppa1254
Army Fan
Moody, AL
Member since Jan 2019
203 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
Give me a ticket for an aeroplane
Ain't got time to take a fast train
Lonely days are gone, I'ma goin' home
My baby just wrote me a letter.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Cotten
LSU Fan
Memphis
Member since Jan 2018
714 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
I’ve ridden Amtrak’s all over the US, but haven’t in close to 5 years. Parents have done Hammond to Memphis probably 3x in the past year. It’s nice to hang out, have a drink and enjoy the ride.

Last trip I took was Nola to DC. Our battery car caught on fire in the middle of absolutely no where at like 2 AM and we had to evacuate while this podunk city’s fire department tried to fight the blaze.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
McLemore
Member since Dec 2003
25150 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
quote:

Amtrak Train out of Hammond


The most depressing Simon & Garfunkel song ever written.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
dinosaur
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2007
949 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
No top bunk is a cot. Bottom is a single. Three maybe if two could sleep in the single. No way for more


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
dewster
LSU Fan
Chicago
Member since Aug 2006
18357 posts

re: Amtrak Train out of Hammond
quote:

Could you fit 5-6 people in it?



They have a family room available on the longer routes but I don’t know the costs. I think it sleeps 4-6 people but it may not have a bathroom in the suite like dinosaur’s room has.

The regular rooms have their own bathroom and a card table. They sleep 2 and have porter service. Not a bad way to travel during Covid because you never really have to leave the room.

Then you have the standard seats which are fine for 7-10 hour trips. You can get up and walk to the bar/dining car. I sat in the standard seats between Pittsburgh and NYC. Not sure about doing this during Covid pandemic though.
This post was edited on 11/22 at 9:31 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 4 of 4next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram