Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak’

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Where am I blogging from?

February 12, 2015

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On vacation . . .

  1. Amtrak to the coast – the train is stopped here in La Junta, Colorado
  2. On the beach in San Diego, our destination.  We are now driving home . . .
  3. In Paris (Las Vegas)
  4. Incredible scenery in Utah . . . several more states to go.

It is good.

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What am I celebrating?

May 10, 2014

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National Train Day is a holiday started by Amtrak in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public about the advantages of rail travel and the history of trains in the United States. It is held each year on the Saturday closest to May 10, the anniversary of the pounding of the Golden Spike in Promontory, Utah which marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Events are held at Amtrak stations as well as railroad museums across the country and often have passenger cars and model railroad layouts on display. The largest events usually take place in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA.

Ref. Wikipedia.

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Unfortunately, nothing is going on in my neck of the woods on this day.  Nevertheless, here are some photos from a recent trip to Baltimore and the wonderful B&O Railroad Museum.

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B&O balloon stack

B&O Engine controls

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