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14hr Train ride direct from Clemson to Sugar Bowl

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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 7:19 PM
 

Train runs daily from Greenville to Metrodome. Goes through Clemson, but not sure how often it stops here. Prices start at $120 each way.

Depart Clemson at 5:40a. Arrive New Orleans at 7:30p right next to stadium. They even have sleeper cars, wifi and showers.

Party for a few hours after the game as it departs Tuesday morning at 7:00a returning you to Clemson at 10:00p that night.

https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/timetables/Crescent-Schedule-090217.pdf (replace ### in link with d-a-m)

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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 7:39 PM
 

wait, does tigernet actually censor the word dam

That's insane. They shouldn't even censor the homonym, much less a word describing a barrier to contain water. I guess they don't want people recommending a visit to Hoover Dam.


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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 7:43 PM
 

In 1981, when Clemson played Tulane, a travel agent organized a trip on the train out of Clemson.

My parents went on it and had a blast. A lot of Tiger fans went.

Would think there would be an opportunity for an agent to make some $$$ again this year doing the same type of trip.

Maybe New Year's Eve is a limiting factor and room rates are inflated because of the Bowl game.


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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 7:53 PM
 

I did that as well. Only downside was the 10 miles or so going over the water at the lake east of Nola. Track just a few feet above water and of course no side rails. A bit spooky. A one day trip without staying over one night would be tough but better than driving. Clemson station was closed for the overpass project but I don’t know if it has reopened yet.


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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 7:46 PM
 

I rode that once when I went home for Christmas. Lived about an hour and half from NO. Little town, Laurel, MS. Train stops there. No phones like today. Long, long trip.


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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 9:37 PM
 

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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 9:38 PM
 

used to take that same train from Clemson to Philly. It goes through Clemson every single night.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 9:45 PM
 

I did that and not sure I do it again. Riding 28 hours in a span of 60 hours would be a little too much.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 11:28 PM
 

My wife and I rode this train in 1981 to the Tulane game. It was a very long 14 hrs. I hope the cars are more comfortable than in 1981. The train swayed a lot and my wife got seasick. Anyway, that was her excuse when we finally got to our hotel. ??


I’m picturing a Greyhound Bus-like environment


Posted: Dec 4, 2017 11:45 PM
 

complete with dirty seats, homeless people, etc.

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I took the train to Tampa to watch


Posted: Dec 5, 2017 12:26 AM
 

Clemson play Illinois many moons ago. Had a fantastic time.

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