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Canada Fall Foliage through Domes

Upload: Full Rocky Mountaineer Coverage is Here!

Happy Thanksgiving! (Slightly belated, I was hoping to get this out right before I went away for the weekend but didn’t quite have the chance) I am not going to go through this upload in great detail but the two separate sections covering my entire Rocky Mountaineer Golden Circle via Whistler Trip with about 1500 […]

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Amtrak Fall Foliage through Domes

Upload: Happy 11-11-11 plus Mostly AmShak Stops in Michigan and a Few on the Cardinal

Happy 11/11/11 – a very binary day and the last one for 89 years! I have been working a lot on my TripLog for my month of traveling but am not ready to release any more chapters yet. I have though been making my new Amtrak Stations and this update has lots. We begin in […]

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Amtrak Fall Foliage through Domes

A Fun Final Day on the Ocean View riding the Cardinal back to New York and the first Upload of Amtrak Stations

Well Sunday night I did make it back on the Cardinal (which was following a quick trip down on the 3:00pm Hiawatha Service, much emptier since a Saturday) after an amazing fun night and day spent in the Dome Car Ocean View in the perfect location on the train as the very last car. The […]

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The Quiet Hiawatha to Milwaukee and Getting Lots of Metra in Northern Chicago.

Hello from Milwaukee where I am visiting more friends! The final stop of my now over a month long journey before I take the Dome Car Cardinal back to New York this Saturday night. I arrived on the 5:08pm Hiawatha #339 yesterday on by far Amtrak‚Äôs shortest corridor service up from Union Station going only […]

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Stuck at barely sheltered stations in the rain, Getting the Wolverine up to Pontiac and Metra’s UP North and Northwest Lines plus the Kenosha Streetcar

Greetings from Highland Park where I am back for one final night! Yesterday was a day and through midnight adventure getting back to Chicago from Detroit. Awhile back I was doing research to see if I could get any additional Amtrak Stations by city bus from Detroit and discovered that SMART could take me all […]

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To Detroit and its People Mover by Metra’s UP North, the South Shore Line, and Amtrak’s Wolverine.

Hello from Detroit and the new Hostel Detroit that is a nice small youth hostel! I arrived in the city yesterday evening on a real railroad adventure. It started off on the Metra Union Pacific North Line (an unusual left-handed railroad) down to the Ogilvie Transportation Center at 9:03am on the one departure that originates […]

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The Only Two Hours Late Boulder Down to Glenview

Greetings from Highland Park, Illinois just north of Chicago where I arrived on the Empire Builder this afternoon into Glenview (the Amtrak stop for suburban Chicago) only two hours late. My time in St Paul and Minneapolis (split my nights between the two cities) was spent seeing three college friends that I got busy with. […]

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A Trip on Extremely Late Train #8 Including a Night on the Platform in Spokane and Idaho in Daylight

Greetings from St. Paul where I finally arrived yesterday at 2:50pm almost 8 hours late! Had I been going all the way to Chicago I would have even gotten a free dining car dinner. This was announced just before we arrived in St. Paul. The trip was a real adventure that I will remember forever […]

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A Busy MAX Time in Portland with a Quick Cascades Trip down to Eugene

Greetings from Portland, Oregon where I await the departure of the Empire Builder en-route to Minnesota. My time here as been quite busy, but not all that social. This is because of just trying to get Tri-Met Max done which is quite large but the main issue is the 15 minute headways on its branches […]

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A Day on 4 Cascades trains working my way down to Portland

This Post I finally got around to posting on Wednesday October 19th from my iPhone as I rode the Empire Builder. I’ll add photos at some point. Greetings from Portland, Oregon! I arrived here on Saturday working my way down via Amtrak Cascades (and briefly the coast starlight), getting all four of the remote intermediate […]