We boarded a New Jersey Transit train at about 8:00 in the morning. We took that train straight to New York Penn station where we picked up our Amtrak tickets, checked our baggage and checked into the ClubAcela lounge.
Our train from NY to Washington DC was running late. At about 10:15, we headed to the platform to board. Soon after, our train pulled in.
We were in coach on this train as it is only a four hour ride.
We arrived in to DC at about 2:00 where we had lunch and settled into the CLubAcela lounge.
About to board right now. Will post again from Chicago tomorrow.