Hi we are a family of 4 from Australia. We will be in New York City from 1st - 4th October 2014. We then are traveling to Washington DC for 3 nights. I thought about the plane, but then thought that the Train would be better as we get to see some of the country side etc. When I googled Train travel it came up with so many options. Can anyone help me with this. I know the train pulls in to Union Station in Washington; but where do they depart from in New York? We are staying right in Times Square and the 4 of us will each have a suitcase. Would appreciate any feedback and helpful information. Thank you kindly.