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Fourth TrainGranny trip to begin!!Zephyr west - Starlight north - Builder east !!!August 3rd, 2012Some people say... this will be my best trip yet!
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Train 19(10) Atlanta to New Orleans Crescent Coach I was assigned a seat beside a young mother and her 5-month-old baby and the baby’s car seat. The baby did not want to be held, but went to sleep quite nicely … Continue reading
May 16, 2012, 10:20 PM Boarding the Southwest Chief in Los Angeles this evening went smoothly. Shortly after I finished dinner and settled into my roomette with my computer, someone knocked on the door to my room. I pushed the … Continue reading
I downloaded several books and movies to my computer before boarding the Sunset Limited. It’s such a long trip; I was certain to become bored once the train reached West Texas and the wide-open spaces whose monotony stretches as far … Continue reading
It was an interesting morning navigating through the changes in Marta Trains and busses to finally arrive at the Atlanta Amtrak Station. It’s a beautiful station, built in old Southern Railway style. Recognizing the station’s brick arches as the bus … Continue reading
The café car became crowded as we entered New River Gorge, the most scenic part of the Cardinal’s route to Washington, DC. My sister, Jeannie, and I struck up a conversation with a man who was traveling alone in coach … Continue reading
Segment 1: Washington DC to Chicago, Train 29(21) Great service all around! Nathan was our SCA and did a magnificent job! The dining room staff, headed by Eric, was fantastic, too. Food was excellent! My only complaint was that there … Continue reading
I have decided to come out of the closet about train necklaces. My daughter, who has been fairly supportive of my blog and my TrainGranny travels, teased me relentlessly when I mentioned the ‘train necklace’ idea to her. “You’re NOT … Continue reading
When my sister’s eyes first gazed into Superliner Roomette # 3 on car 2901, she began to laugh hysterically. The laughing continued, tears rolling down both our faces, as I joined her. She tried to speak through her remaining giggles. … Continue reading
I asked my husband if he would write a short, honest opinion on our recent trip. He did… Here’s what he said: We finally made it back…I almost kissed the ground! While the trip was okay, and the people and … Continue reading