Dave, the Magician, performing in the Pacific Parlor Car. There is always an entertainer on the Amtrak Coast Starlight. Every afternoon, Amtrak hosts either a wine or champagne tasting. Fruit, cheese and crackers are also served during the tasting. Everything is complimentary. You usually get the chance to try 3 different wines or champagnes that are provided free by vineyards along the route of the Coast Starlight. The entertainer usually does a performance in the Pacific Parlor Car during this tasting.
The photos in this slide show were taken in the mid-1990's by Steve Grande on his Amtrak travels throughout the nation. The size of the photos is purposely smaller as disk space was expensive and download speeds were slower at that time.