Hey Tubers! Daniel here..
Today... I'm on a train.
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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