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Cruising the Past: Amtrak will never be the answer… no matter how much money the USA gives it.

Compare dinner aboard the Southern Pacific’s Lark between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the 1950s with dining aboard today’s USA Government run Amtrak. No matter how much money they sink into Amtrak –  rail service will never achieve the elegance and opulence of the past.


The Lark Club dining room aboard the famous all-Pullman train overnight between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the 1950s.


Dining aboard Amtrak in 2009.