It is almost always sold out in the afternoons between NY and PHL at least. Save yourself the trouble and stash your bags in the overhead before the conductors make you :)
Stay in the cafe car!!!
If facing the direction that the train is going, sit on the left side in the afternoon. This will keep you out of the sun.
There's something about this train. You're better off getting an earlier Acela or the next regional.
Truly the only civilized way to travel.
Truly the only civilized way to
While the free wifi is great, you are sharing with everyone else on the train so it crawls slower than dial up. Don't rely on it if you need to get online.
Two words: Quiet Car
Open seating mean get there early to ensure a window seat!
Quiet car is no joke!