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Empire Builder, Chicago

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  • I love the train. I have trouble with long car trips so often oft for Amtrak instead. I used my points to upgrade to a sleeping car--and had a cozy, comfortable trip. There is no wifi--in fact, for my...  more »
  • I started this trip in Vancouver with the Cascade to Seattle King Street Station and, then, the Empire Builder to Chicago. I traveled on the Builder westbound to Portland a couple of years ago. I purc...  more »
  • We took the train from Olympia Washington to Seattle where we caught the Empire Builder. The train station in Seattle is a beautiful building. The sleeper car was disappointing. I spent about half an ...  more »

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