The morning ritual is playing out again aboard Amtrak train No. 29. The dining car on the westbound Capitol Limited is full as passengers have breakfast while chatting and watching the northern Indiana countryside roll by.
What will it be today? Pancakes? French toast? Eggs and bacon? The chef’s special?
Most of those having breakfast are sleeper class passengers for whom meals are included in their ticket. If they boarded in Washington, this will be their second meal aboard No. 29.