Once onboard the train at Los Angeles Union Station, I took a quick tour of the train to explore the different types of cars on the train. This Coast Starlight train had three Superliner Sleeper Cars. The sleeping arrangements in these cars consisted of:
1 Family Bedroom
1 Accessible Room
Aft of the sleeping cars was the Parlour Car that only first class (sleeper) passengers are allowed to use. This car was not crowded as sleeper passengers could also relax in their private accommodation. At lunch and dinner time meals are served for first class passengers. In addition, the Parlour Car also hosts an inexpensive wine tasting, for a nominal fee, between lunch and dinner.
Continuing back through the Parlour Car leads to the Observation Car that is available for all passengers on the train. This car was very busy throughout the trip as coach passengers sat here for the better views and open space.
Towards the rear were several coach carriages. Seating was typical for any long distance Amtrak train with power outlets at each seat.
Downstairs, in one of the coaches, was a small arcade to help pass the time.
And in another coach, a movie theatre