This is how it all began: a trip to Seattle from St. Paul!
Because DH and I had not been on a train for several decades, we decided to take the Empire Builder. The staff on the train were remarkably friendly, effiicient and they worked incredibly hard for long hours. Our compartment looked great in the brochure, but in reality it is very teeny-tiny. The couch makes up into a bed and a bunk comes down from the ceiling. Pretty cramped quarters. It was "a fun" experience because of the passing scenery and the friendly passengers you meet on the train, but once was enough!
PS. On the last day in Seattle, I lost the journal you see on the table in the compartment. Sad!