It was a very short bus ride to the train station - only a few minutes. The train has a glass dome on the top. Riders travel on the top portion for the most part.
We were assigned table #15.  Our trainmates are pictured on the left. After about an hour into the ride, we went down to the dining room for breakfast.
Each car has a bar in the middle and a host.
The scenery was really spectacular. Here you can see Mt. McKinley - aka Denali - in the distance.