Commentary by Russ Jackson
Whenever one can write a positive report after a trip on an Amtrak long distance train it is a welcome breath of fresh air. When a positive report can be written for two consecutive trips the celebration should begin. Not that these are the only positive trips in our 40 year riding experience, but I think there is a positive culture “out there” on the rails. The first trip report was written about our September trip, and this one is our January trip from Ft. Worth to Los Angeles on the Texas Eagle/Sunset Limited; one way this trip; circumstances forced us to fly home.
The tri-weekly schedule for this train remains a problem for scheduling travel and it must be a high priority to get daily service, plus returning to Phoenix, adding Marfa,Texas and Willcox, Arizona (even as flag stops) to enhance revenue so spectacularly there…
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