The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak service that runs between
Chicago and New Orleans, cutting down through the United States
over a distance of 934 miles, stopping at many towns and cities,
including famous Memphis, on its route that bisects the country
from North to South. Initially opened in 1947, this line used to be
the longest running time in America, at just under 16 hours, but
has grown and expanded, including more stations on the way, and now
has a journey time of 19 hours. This route boasts one of the
highest performance rates of all the Amtrak lines.
On board, there is a Cross Country Café, serving regional
cuisine in a modern setting, with comfortable booths in which to
enjoy your food and look out at the passing scenery. The carriages
all have large windows and comfortable seating with reclining
capabilities. There might also be the option of a 'roomette', which
comes complete with seats that convert into beds, climate control,
and an electrical outlet.