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Riding That Train

48 Hours Sequestered in a Roomette


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No One - ESPECIALLY ME - Was High on Cocaine. But I kept singing the few lines I know of that Grateful Dead song.
Enjoy listening to it while you ride along from Everett, Washington to Chicago, Illinois.

Everett

Everett


Historically Accurate But with Rubber Tires

Historically Accurate But with Rubber Tires


One Half of a Roomette by Day

One Half of a Roomette by Day


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Pandemic Cuisine Not Bad

Pandemic Cuisine Not Bad


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He Can Tell You About Every Train in the US

He Can Tell You About Every Train in the US


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Half a Dozen Stretch Breaks

Half a Dozen Stretch Breaks


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Long Train

Long Train


Many of the stations are too small to accomodate the length of the train.Several times, we had to stop and let one car off. Then we would pull forward so another car of passengers could get off. In some small towns we stopped traffic for two intersections while passengers detrained. Usually, only a handful of passengers got off and on except in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Chicago.
For some reason, there are no photos of North Dakota, Minnesota, the Mississippi River, Wisconsin, and Illinois!
Did I delete them?
Did I forget to even take any?
Did I grow weary?
Was I knitting?
Perhaps I was reading or playing solitaire.

I enjoyed the 48+ hours. I really liked the plains as much as the mountains and the farmland made me nostalgic.
Someone asked, "What happened to the scenery? It stopped after Glacier."
I replied, "it is ALL scenery, just different."
I'll have to remember it in my mind's eye.

Posted by pscotterly 02:51 Archived in USA Tagged train

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