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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 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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Transit Adventures

An Uncomfortable Night: Coach to Rochester via sunrise in Cleveland

Well this post is only two months too late (and just before the next holiday long weekend). Over July 4th Weekend I went on a slightly insane adventure to visit my grandmother in Syracuse. The trip consisted of taking the Lake Shore Limited on Friday night to Rochester, where my parents picked me up in […]

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The Lake Shore Limited to my new home in South Bend, Indiana

Hi Website and my blog readers, Greetings from my new home in South Bend, Indiana! This was never my intention to be dormant for 8 months. It just ended up this way as I had perhaps some of my busiest 8 months of my life finishing graduate school, leaving New York again to start my […]

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Transit Adventures

A Stormy: SYR-UCA-(ALB)-HUD-YNY aboard 2 On Time Empire Service Trains & the Lake Shore Limited to Hudson, NY ending on The 2 hour late Adirondack due to Downed Trees and Signals

For my trip home from Syracuse, I want to make a second photo essay visit to Utica and maximize AGR point.With another weekend trip (by car) over Columbus Day Weekend, I realize a second day-trip down to Philly on Wednesday (I work Tuesday and Thursday) will be way too much for me. With the Lake […]

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Transit Adventures

The Scenic #449 Lake Shore Limited through the Berkshires to a 2 Hour Rensselaer Layover and a Musical Ride on 48/448 onto Syracuse

This is the Flagship Post of my To SYR via SPG Trip! The freight train that entered with a caboose leading has backed into the station stops like its a passenger train, not blocking the passenger crossing. Hear a whistle at 2:33 that same freight train is now blocking views of the Lake Shore soon […]

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A Short Lake Shore Limited Ride One Stop from Worchester to Springfield mainly along the Quaboag River — back from Boston via the Inland Route, stopping at Union Stations (Part 2)

At 12:54, 2 minutes early, I photograph the short, overpowered Lake Shore Limited: two P42 Locomotives, a Baggage Car, a Viewliner Sleeper, 2 Amfleet-II coaches and an Amfleet-II Lounge car arriving. One conductor has opened the baggage car door for the one piece of checked baggage I noticed on the cart in the station, a […]

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Transit Adventures

Not Losing Anymore Time and a Chatty Breakfast to End an Enjoyable Ride on the LSL

Greetings from Highland Park after not losing anymore time on the Lake Shore, the route redeeming itself for me at least westbound with the much better schedule and after two good meals in the diner. The fact that boarding in Penn Station needs to be done so quickly they can’t do assign seats makes the […]

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Losing an Hour with the Switching in Albany and a slow dinner

Greetings from the hour late Lake Shore Limited just west of Syracuse, all the time lost in the Albany Station At 6:14 we passed a grade crossing which says high speed trains. I know Amtrak basically bought the tracks from CSX and was planning to install Passive train control for higher speeds, I wonder if […]

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New Jersey Transit Adventures

The Dinky is on my Website, I’m on the Lake Shore Limited Along the Hudson up to Chicago

Greetings from the Lakeshore Limited as I go up the Hudson, luckily in a window seat, my bike in the baggage car to do four days of Ragbrai in Iowa. I don’t have my computer with me so I’ll just be updating from my iPhone. Right before I left I continued down the NEC to […]