One of the busiest train stations in the United States, Wilmington train station is the swansong of a prolific railway architect and Civil War veteran… Read More Wilmington (Delaware) Station: The Last Frank Furness Railroad Masterpiece
Strategic use of points, credit card offers, and a favorable exchange rate all combined to make for a great low cost trip to one of my favorite cities in Canada… Read More Planning a Quick Getaway to Montréal, Québec
The Coast Starlight is serves dual duty as transportation as well as the grand tour of the California and the Cascades … Read More Amtrak’s Coast Starlight: Los Angeles, CA to Klamath Falls, OR
Amtrak’s Capitol Limited follows the historic, scenic B&O route through rural Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia… Read More Amtrak’s Capitol Limited: Part II (Pennsylvania to DC)
It may take ten times as long as flying, but taking the train from Chicago to DC is perfect when “the journey is the destination.”… Read More Amtrak’s Capitol Limited: Part I (Chicago through Ohio)
Chicago Union Station is one of a handful of train stations left in the United States that are equal parts functional transportation centers and monuments to America’s railway heritage… Read More Chicago Union Station: Monument to a Bygone Era
A critique of a biased article about US passenger railroad safety that several respected media outlets have quoted at face value.… Read More Are Trains in the United States Really More Dangerous than in Europe?