People tend to check in during these times:
the original and huge Whole Foods Market is just a couple of blocks away. Walk there and get good food and coffee before you get a cab
Amtrak, not Amtrack :)
Do yourself a favor and bring plenty of food and drinks on the train. Even alcohol is allowed. Whole Foods is just a block away (I often just walk there) if you need any supplies.
If you're going on a long trip, spring for a room. Meals are included and it is private and fun!
Written and recorded in 2000 by John Secord, the Texas Eagle song is the official song of the Texas Eagle Amtrak.