Jodina, my older daughter, playing Monopoly in the "extra" Dining Car. The usual Pacific Parlor Car was replaced on this train by an "extra" Dining Car temporarily. I'm really divided about whether I like the Parlor Car better or an extra Dining Car better. The Dining Car can accommodate a lot more people than the Pacific Parlor Car and I saw a lot more people using it than I've ever seen in the Pacific Parlor Car. I think it would be a great move on Amtrak's part to add an "extra" Dining Car to every train, but not for dining. This car would just be an alternate lounge car with drinks and snacks, like the Pacific Parlor Car.