We're pulling into LA, 30 minutes early after being 30 minutes behind schedule, because Amtrak pads the last segment to make up for lost time! It's a 30-minute trip they schedule as an hour. Last night we met the only
We've rolled through southeastern Colorado and the highest point in the train's trip, the Raton Pass, at 7800 feet, about a mile and a half above sea level. Lunch was an excellent cheeseburger!
I've seen some antelope and jackrabbits in New
I received great advice from two readers who are following our train schedule. David Natalizia told me that there was a long stop in Albuquerque when I could probably shave in a stopped train, and Kim Wilkerson pointed out that
We arrived at Union Station in Chicago 45 minutes late, not bad considering. A red cap in a bizarre kind of articulated tractor loaded our bags, gave us seats, and off we went to the Amtrak first class club. Union