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Category Archives: Rail
Travel – 10 hours, 3 buses, 1 train
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
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Rail – Amtrak’s 40th anniversary train comes to Sacramento and Oakland
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.
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Rail – All there is to know about Amtrak service in Chico
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
Posted in Rail Tagged Amtrak, Amtrak Service and Fares, Chico, Rail 4 Comments
Rail – The Northern California Explorer – Feather River/Keddie/Lake Almanor/Bieber/Klamath Falls
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
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Rail – Jordan’s first train ride
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
Posted in Rail Tagged Amtrak, Capitol Corridor, Martinez, Rail 2 Comments
Rail – “Northern California Explorer” excursion train, 3-5 June 2011
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
Posted in Rail Tagged Chico, Feather River canyon, railroads 3 Comments
Amtrak Service and Fares – new blog series
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
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Rail – Feather River Express and Trains Unlimited Tours
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.
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Running – The Bizz Johnson combines running and railroads
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
Rail – A first-class bargain to southern California
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
Posted in Rail Tagged Amtrak, Coast Starlight, first-class, sleeping accommodations 3 Comments