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Amtrak California

The Pomona Stations

Pomona, CA has been home to two train station’s that have both operated continuously in the last fifty years, although the types of service at each station has changed. Today both are served by Metrolink, on two different lines. From 1971 until 1994 both were served by Amtrak, the Santa Fe station by the Southwest […]

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Amtrak California

The San Bernardino Depot

It’s time for a major station in California that I never quite wrote a page for, a depot that was the largest east of the Mississippi when it opened. Since I last visited back in 2013, the station has also had it’s platform structure completely changed for a short extension to the Downtown station, so […]

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Amtrak California Winter 2012

Ontario, CA and the Tri-Weekly Sunset Limited leaving L.A.

In our current COVID-19 world, I find myself working from home. The past two weeks have been extremely busy helping to manage bus service cuts due to driver shortages. It’s made me realize just how important public transit is, as an essential public service. Now is not the time though that I will be taking […]

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Durand, MI – an Amtrak station and railroad museum

When I visit new stations there are some that I thoroughly research, there are others that I visit more spontaneously, particularly when Louise and I make road trips, Durand–(78 photos) was as one of these stations and looked so impressive that we came back for a thorough visit the following summer. Just over a year […]

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The Flint and Lapeer Amtrak Blue Water Stations

Three times on our way back from visiting my now late grandmother in Syracuse we went via Southern Ontario, I visited a few VIA Rail stations on these trips, but that section needs a bunch of love that makes adding these stations complicated. On two different trips, two years apart as we drove along I-69 […]

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Stopping in Elyria on a sad trip to Syracuse

In August my grandmother, Mary Louise Hartenstien died at age 93. This grandmother was my travel companion on many trips from going to the Galapagos, to Costa Rica, on a Disney cruise, and on a trip that’s particularly covered on this website, going on the Rocky Mountaineer. Making stopovers on trips to visit her are […]

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Amtrak Chicago Transit Adventures

The Long Downtown Chicago Subway platforms and the Boston-bound only Lake Shore Limited Home

This is the final part 3 of East Chicago & the Rock Island Day on June 10, 2018. Part 1|Part 2 After a good half hour break in the DePaul Barnes & Noble Cafe, and a firm plan to meet some friends at Millennium Park to see what the free Chicago Blues Festival is all […]

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Amtrak Chicago Transit Adventures Website Updates

Flying Home From Disneyland to my first ride on Amtrak’s Blue Water to Niles

After a great day at Dinseyland, on a trip designed to keep us on eastern time, we work up (almost naturally) shortly before 6:00am at the Courtyard by Marriot Anaheim Convention Center, quickly packed up and hailed a Lyft to John Wayne Airport. The ride was quick (taking from 6:09 to 6:27) and cost $16.49, […]

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Amtrak Pacific Northwest Transit Adventures

Heading back from Vancouver via SkyTrain, United Airlines, the Lake Shore Limited and 2 Ubers

This is the final post of my Pacific Northwest Up to Date trip.┬áIt’s a bit later than I’d like but I wanted to rebuild Chicago-Union Station first to get those 2 photos properly processed with the station. Me and my Dad have four excellent days skiing at Whistler. We head up there on the 6:00am […]

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Amtrak Chicago

Chicago-Union Station is Rebuilt with Tons of New Photos

I made a page for Chicago-Union Station, way back in 2008 in an old format that didn’t acknowledge Metra, and pretty much stopped updating it. I got into the bad habit of embedding photos from trip reports through Chicago-Union Station (I plan to continue to do this in trip reports of photos such as lines […]