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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Amtrak California Zephyr to Chicago; Roomette and Train Tour

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Hey Tubers! Daniel here..

Today... I'm on a train.

(Train Announcement)

My friend Benny and I are on a three day

cross-country Amtrak train trip

.. from Emeryville, CA to Chicago, IL

It's a three day trip which is supposed to be 52 hours

This train is the Amtrak Zephyr

What we have here is the "roomette sleeper"

You can ride coach, which is like a bus seat

You can do a roomette sleeper, or a family sleeper

Or you can do a private sleeper, which costs a whole lot of money

It's "nice and cozy" is one way to put it

But it's comfortable enough, and I thought I'd make a video for you guys...

Just to give you an idea of the scale...

And otherwise just kinda give you a sense of what it's like to be on a train for three days

I can really only show you the roomette

because that's what we have...

It is nice and cozy and it's definitely livable

We've gone through the first night

And we managed to get some sleep..

But as your're about to see, it's more like a small bunk than an actual room

So, let me show you some stuff..

There's a little tray that pops up here, which folds down

These two parts open up

This is actually large enough to put a laptop on

or whatever else you want..

You can have a bite to eat here...

and actually there's a faint checkerboard pattern here

So if you want to play chess or checkers, you can ask the attendant for pieces

They also have lots of board games and cards and card games, stuff like that

One of the things I was having trouble with was getting an idea of the scale

of these rooms from some of the other Youtube videos I watched

I'm going to do my best to give you a sense of how big it is

I've got a wide angle lens to help out with that

Basically what you have here is two opposing seats

that are about the width of a loveseat

This roomette is for two people

Now these bottom two chairs...

they actually fold down into a bunk...

and I'm going to show you that here in a minute

And then up above these chairs...

You've got another bunk which folds down...

If you can see that there...

There's a handle right here. You lift up and pull down.

and so... if you can kind of imagine...

This is going to turn into two bunk beds, basically. ..

with a pretty small amount of room to maneuver around in.

In fact this right here...

These are the two steps that you use..

to crawl up to the top bunk.

There's a couple different control panels here.

You can turn lights on and off. There's a couple vents you can adjust.

There's a way to call the attendant.

same thing over here...

Each individual cabin has its own temperature control.

We've had mixed results with this temperature control panel.

Whether or not the train is moving...

seems to have a fairly large impact on how warm in gets in side here.

We've got ours cranked all the way down.

and the air comes in through this vent, right here

There are a number of places to stow away little bags, and stuff like that.

but really there's not anywhere in this roomette that's large enough

to put a normal carry on bag that you would carry on an airplane

got some hooks up there for backpacks

one over here as well...

There's another small shelf space here...

little trash can underneath

but again, these are the steps...

to the upper bunk

so, you won't be putting a lot off stuff on there

Luckily there's a little storage compartment downstairs where we keep our luggage...

and I'll show you that as well.

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