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Amtrak Coast Starlight in Cascades snow

Here’s another video from the Coast Starlight, tunnel to tunnel in the ...

From the Starlight Trip: Breathtaking Vistas through the Siskious, Cascades in Oregon

From my Starlight trip, a blog entry I wrote but didn’t post. ...
Headed to Leavenworth.

Lincoln MKT and a Trip Around Washington

Winter drive through the Cascades and across state finds great vistas and ...

Train 2011: One Rainy Day

Since this is finishing my first round-trip up the West Coast and ...

Train 2011 — Rolling Along

After the bus trip to Portland, it’s been a nice ride down ...

Train 2011: Bus begins trip home

Who would guess that there’s rain in the Northwest. So a mudslide ...

GPS Doesn’t Mean Guaranteed to Put you in the right Spot (sorry)

So a few things I learned about GPS on the train and when I got to Seattle. First, I left my trusty Garmin Nuvi at home, thinking I would rely on the GPS I expected to have in the car I would drive, plus the two (count ‘em, two) GPS systems in my Android phone. […]

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Train 2011: Around Mt. Shasta

After a decent night’s sleep, those of us on the Coast Starlight today awoke to blue skies as we looped around Mt. Shasta. The big rock is covered with snow and glistened in the morning sun. I popped into the dining car to enjoy an early breakfast (not one of Amtrak’s best) while we twisted […]

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On the train

Aboard the Amtrak Coast StarlightWell, once again the auto writer is on the train. I’m heading to some cold weather (after 80 degrees in San Diego) in Seattle and driving in eastern Washington for a bit of a break. Caught the Pacific Surfliner this morning in San Diego to Los Angeles, then about an hour […]

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The Southwest Chief arrives in Lamy, NM.

The Amtrak Experience

Back in 2000, I took one of Amtrak’s tour packages, the Empire Builder from Chicago to Seattle, with a stopover for a few days at the historic Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier, Mont. In 2010, wanting a bit of a rest, I decided to again take the train a long distance, this time from […]

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