After riding in a Roomette DEN/PDX last year, and after riding in coach CHI/WAS last week, the Northeast regional was a big let down. This train is more like a commuter train than an over the road train. Seats on the Northeast regional are like airline coach seats, but more comfortable. The Capitol Limited between Chicago and Washington has very comfortable seats with better than first class pitch. Seats have a footrest, and recline far back; much further than domestic first class. I'd much rather ride this than the Northeast regional. Other than that, everything is about the same, with the exception of a dining car on the Capitol Limited.