Anyone travelled on Amtrak?

Posted on: Thu, 03/22/2001 - 9:04am
BCouch's picture
Joined: 05/18/1999 - 09:00

pHelp, I need help with geting info on the food served on Amtrak. We'll be on the train for 33 hours to New Orleans...what was I thinking! Any advice appreciated./p
pThanks,br /

Posted on: Fri, 03/23/2001 - 6:55am
Sandra Y's picture
Joined: 08/22/2000 - 09:00

My advice is to bring your own food, just as on an airplane. You can't afford to have a reaction on a train (as on a plane) because medical care could be unavailable for hours. 33 hours is a long time, but you can bring a small cooler containing, fruit, veggies, cheese, bread, and other safe foods. I'd feel comfortable buying canned drinks and packaged foods that you know are safe, but I wouldn't recommend a PA person eat the meals served on board, because medical care is inaccessible. Good luck!

Posted on: Fri, 03/23/2001 - 7:24am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

BCouch, I travelled last fall with my daughter on AmTrack (my son has PA). It unnerved me that peanut snacks were handed out to everyone in the train, both ways. Even though my son wasn't with us, I realized the potential seriousness of train travel (I had only considered air travel problematic until then). I would call ahead and inquire about the presence of peanut products being handed out and sold on the train. Good luck and have a safe trip.


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