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Canada Pacific Northwest Transit Adventures

Quiet, Sleepy Amtrak Cascades Train #518 to the Frequent Vancouver SkyTrain

This is Part 4 of my 2018 Pacific Northwest Up-to-Date Trip. I return to King Street Station at 6:12, after getting the 3 new Link Stations, a little early by my standards. I’m feeling a quite tired (my body thinks its 9:12) and my technology is starting to die. I eat the Gyro plate I’ve purchased […]

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Pacific Northwest

Amtrak Cascades from Portland to the rebuilt Tukwila Station via Port Defiance

This is Part 3 of my 2018 Pacific Northwest Up-to-Date Trip I leave the Society Hostel at 11:15 with my luggage and started walking north the few blocks to Union Station. I pass Union Station/NW 5th & Gilsan–(2 Photos) and then some northbound trains curving around the curve just north of Union Station/NW 6th & Hoyt–(3 Photos).   I […]

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Canada Pacific Northwest Transit Adventures

Whistler to Seattle aboard Greyhound, the Train2Main, and Amtrak Cascades Wyeing out of Vancouver

I have to excellent days of skiing at Whistler/Blackcomb and should have paid the $50 for a 50% off third day; the resort is so huge there just wasn’t time to explore all of it. To get to and from the ski area (the HI doesn’t have Ski In/Ski Out access or a free shuttle) […]

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Canada Pacific Northwest Transit Adventures

Amtrak Cascades up Puget Sound to a $1 Greyhound ride up the Sea-to-Sky Highway

The reason for coming out to the Pacific Northwest is to use up my two already paid for days of skiing on my Mountain Collective Pass at Whistler/Backcomb. The largest ski area in North America! I considered booking a through Amtrak Throughway ticket to Whistler the fares seem to very a bit. I didn’t end […]

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Winter 2012

An Epic 7 hour Adventure by Bus and Train to Vancouver because of mudslide, a Stalled Truck on the Tracks (that bottomed out), and Stuck Waiting for a Freight Train to go Through US Customs Due to a Shift Change

Greetings from Amtrak Cascades Train #516 as we slowly enter Vancouver, BC on a trip that has turned into an epic 7-hour adventure (3 hours late) just to get there by both train and bus. The main delays occurring in Mount Vernon where a tuck had staffed and grounded on a grade crossing and then […]

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Winter 2012

Starting with MAX to the Portland Tramway, a C-Tran bus to Vancouver, Amtrak Cascades to Tacoma, the Tacoma LINK, and SOUNDER to the Central LINK

Greetings from Sounder as I go north from Tacoma, the final portion of day to only Tukwila right now. I was planning to go to the Boeing Museum of Flight and pay the $18 for admission tomorrow anyway but found out it is free the first Thursday of every month and decided to go today […]

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Fall Foliage through Domes

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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Fall Foliage through Domes

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 […]

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Fall Foliage through Domes

Working My Way By Transit Bus Back to Bellingham Getting Every Cascades Stop Along the Way

Greetings from Amtrak Cascades Train #517 as I speed back to Seattle returning from an afternoon trip where I road transit buses all the way up to Bellingham stopping to photograph the remaining needed Amtrak stations along the way. This morning was lazy and mostly just a walk with two hostel mates I spent socializing […]

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Fall Foliage through Domes

The Early Morning Cascades Train Down to Edmonds. Getting my stations of the Monorail, Streetcar, and Sounder North.

The morning began in Vancouver, BC when I left the hostel and checked out probably much earlier than I needed too at about 5:30am, SkyTrain due to the holiday hadn’t started running yet, and had an easy ride via two trolleybuses, one articulated to Pacific Central Station. I got to the station at 6:00am, the […]