The Silver Service starts its run in New York City and ends up in Miami, Florida some 15 hours later, if I figured the time correctly. It takes about 5 hours to ride from Jacksonville to Tampa and slightly longer if you choose the Atlantic coast route to get to Miami.
|Dr's Lake is south of Jacksonville and it was cool to see|
the places I saw when driving up and down I-95
from the relaxed comfort of the train.
The only caveat I have about the train is that it is not as clean as it could be, should be! And especially the windows because the whole point is being able to SEE out of them! Bring your own food and only buy drinks since the cost of the food is outrageous and it's not very good.
Several of the train stations where we stopped were very clean and bright and others were so raggedety as to be offensive. The service providers were helpful and professional and I found most of them pretty agreeable as well.
|Orlando Station for AMTRAK has a Spanish motif.|