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Jeanne Boyarsky
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The moose noticed it is "National Train Day" and is riding a train.



If you are outside the US, don't feel left out. It's a holiday Amtrak made up. At least they based it off something real.

I went all the years Amtrak did something in NY. In the past, it was held at the Amtrak station (also known as Penn Station.) They didn't do anything in NY the last couple years. This year, I didn't read the location and went to the Amtrak station. Where I learned it was held at Grand Central Station (which is commuter type rail.) Where Amtrak doesn't normally stop. So I took two trains to get to Grand Central.

It was cool. They had a number of trains you could walk through. They had the Acela and some other modern ones which I've seen. But they also had the old fashioned sleeper trains from the 50s.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
It was cool. They had a number of trains you could walk through. They had the Acela and some other modern ones which I've seen. But they also had the old fashioned sleeper trains from the 50s.


Darn. I also stopped by the show, but only for the swag. As for the trains on the tracks -- saw the long line and decided to do some shopping instead. After all, I already rode the LIRR, Metro North, NJ Transit, Amtrak (including the Acela), so didn't think that there would be a train that I haven't already seen.

Oh well,
Henry

PS.... my favorite train, that I rode, is still the Shinkansen.
 
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Yeah. I've ridden the Acela (and Pacific Surfliner) so skipped that part. The line was faster moving that I expected.
 
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On Sunday, May 13 we were driving from Santa Ynez, Ca. to Santa Cruz, Ca.

somewhere around Paso Robles we caught up with an Amtrak train and we played tag with it for about 40 miles as the track and the highway meandered their respective paths up the valley. Fun!
 
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