Once Upon a Time Aboard Amtrak

It used to be that Amtrak tried to please sleeping car passengers with small touches.

Sitting on a shelf to my left as I write this is the Capitol Limited commemorative glass mug that I received aboard that train.

I have in my camera bag a small travel bag of about, oh, 5 inches in width that I also once got while riding in a sleeper that I now use to hold my lens cleaning supplies.

Then there were such things as route guides, individual route schedules, a newspaper in the morning, small chocolate mints and even a personal greeting from your car attendant.

This image made aboard the Lake Shore Limited upon leaving Chicago in June 2010. I have not ridden in an Amtrak sleeper for three years but from what I hear small touches such as these are gone.

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