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Tag Archives: Amtrak
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 – Another Tehachapis detour on the Coast Starlight (Spring 2011)
Take a look at my main blog, “Planes, Trains, and Running” for a post that Chico area residents may be interested in. It’s another chance to ride Amtrak’s Coast Starlight down the San Joaquin Valley and over the rugged Tehachapis … 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
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 – 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
Rail – Ride a dome car in upstate New York this fall
Now this would be fun! Quoting from an Amtrak bulletin to travel agents: “Amtrak’s last remaining dome car, a full-length dome lounge with panoramic viewing on the upper level, will return to the Adirondack this fall, affording passengers a fine … Continue reading
Posted in Rail Tagged Adirondack, Amtrak, dome car, Lake Champlain 1 Comment
Rail – California Zephyr will detour via Wyoming
A number of people have written me since I wrote the post about the Feather River Canyon detour of Amtrak’s California Zephyr last year, asking me to let them know when I hear about the next such detour. I’m sorry … Continue reading
Posted in Rail Tagged Amtrak, California Zephyr, Wyoming 10 Comments
Rail – Los Angeles to Portland on the Coast Starlight over the Tehachapis
In my last post I sang the praises of using the Burbank Airport rail station as a gateway to southern California. For me it was simple. I hopped on a Metrolink train and about 25 minutes later I was getting … Continue reading
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Rail – Through the Feather River Canyon on Amtrak’s California Zephyr
Have you ever woken up feeling that today was the day that you absolutely must go to Winnemucca? It wasn’t quite so spur-of-the-moment but about a month ago I found out a major trackwork project in the vicinity of Donner … Continue reading
Posted in Rail Tagged Amtrak, California Zephyr, Feather River, Rail 15 Comments