Amtrak routes with observation cars

Amtrak observation car on Southwest Chief

Amtrak’s observation cars, called sightseer lounges, provide an amazing way to see the countryside on long-distance trains. There are currently only seven routes that have these lounges with floor to ceiling windows. To plan your trip or see if your Amtrak route has a sightseer lounge, see the list below:

Note: Seats in the sightseer lounges are open to all passengers on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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