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Category Archives: Rail
As a rule I don’t go out of my way to ride a bus. Nothing against them, but they just don’t move me in quite the same way that trains do. With that said, I was intrigued when I read … Continue reading
Amtrak’s 40th anniversary exhibit train is making the rounds of the Pacific coast states including stops in Sacramento (5-6 Nov) and Oakland (12-13 Nov). Take a look at my “Planes, Trains, and Running” blog for more.
If you’re a regular reader of my primary blog, “Planes, Trains, and Running”, then you are probably aware that I’m slowly writing a series called “Amtrak Service and Fares“. Similar to the “Airline Fare School” series, which I finished early … Continue reading
This is a short post for Chico-area residents to remind you of a rare opportunity to take a remarkable train excursion on two routes that never have passenger service, and another that is normally not covered during the day by … Continue reading
Our former neighbors’ grandson Jordan turned 6 at the end of December, making him an eligible candidate for his first real train ride. It’s at that age when boys (mostly) can get hooked on trains. That important mission was carried … Continue reading
Here is another way to ride the Feather River Canyon, plus an even more unusual stretch from Keddie past Lake Almanor and Westwood all of the way to Klamath Falls and back. The 3-day trip begins and ends in Emeryville … Continue reading
For those interested in Amtrak I’m starting a new blog series entitled “Amtrak Service and Fares”. It will be similar to the “Airline Fare School” series, however it will include a great deal of information about Amtrak’s routes and service … Continue reading
Chico area folks may be interested in this post in my blog “Planes, Trains, & Running” about the annual excursion trains up the Feather River canyon to Portola operated by Trains Unlimited Tours. Click here to view the post.
Two of my favorite things start with the letter “r” and if you’re a regular reader of Planes, Trains & Automobiles then you know those are running and railroads. The Bizz Johnson run over in Susanville manages to combine both. … Continue reading
Regular readers who are rail buffs can skip the geography and schedule lesson below. Others not so familiar with west coast trains should read the next few paragraphs. Amtrak’s Coast Starlght train operates daily between Seattle and Los Angeles. Below … Continue reading