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Tweet The Pacific Surfliner (2) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 26 To view the photographs that accompany this podcast: Please click on this link to open the gallery that accompanies The Pacific Surfliner (2): Note: to expand a picture plea
Tweet The Pacific Surfliner (1) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 25 Leaving Los Angeles Union Station: The Pacific Surfliner (1) opens as I board the train. My morning has been bit fraught as I didn’t realise that you needed ID in order to b
Tweet The Coast Starlight (4) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 24 Santa Barbara: The Coast Starlight (4) starts as we approach Santa Barbara. We are running beside the road and I see a sign that tells me that the next nine exits are for the
Tweet The Coast Starlight (3) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 23 Descending the Cuesta Grade: The Coast Starlight (3) starts as we pass through some of the tunnels at the summit of the Cuesta Grade. We descend at a rate of 2 feet for every
Tweet The Coast Starlight (2) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 22 South to San Jose: The Coast Starlight (2) starts with the conductor announcing that we’ll shortly arrive in San Jose. We’ve just gone through Santa Clara. As we approach San
Tweet The Coast Starlight (1) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 21 Emeryville: The Coast Starlight (1) starts with my arrival at Emeryville Station, bright and early, on Monday morning. I spent the weekend at the Hilton Garden Inn on the wate
Tweet The San Joaquins – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 20 Thruway service from LA to Bakersfield: The San Joaquins starts with my arrival back in LA Union Station on Saturday morning. I go to the Thruway bus terminal at the side of the stat
Tweet The Sunset Limited (8) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 19 Ontario, CA, next stop: The Sunset Limited (8) starts with us running some hours late through southern California. Our next stop is Ontario. We are well into the outskirts of L
Tweet The Sunset Limited (7) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 18 Nearing the border town of El Paso: The Sunset Limited (7) starts in the far west of Texas as we approach El Paso. El Paso is a ‘border town’ with Mexico. We pass oil refinerie
Tweet The Sunset Limited (6) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 17 Near the Southern Border of the United States: The Sunset Limited (6) continues our journey across Texas. We are near the southern border of the US and will later start to see
Tweet The Sunset Limited (5) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 16 A disagreement: The Sunset Limited (5) starts with a disagreement. A lady has been verbally abusing some passengers. They’ve complained and the conductor has arrived to ask the
Tweet The Sunset Limited (4) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 15 Leaving Houston: The Sunset Limited (4) starts as we leave Houston, where the station is located below motorways. The city has the sixth largest population in the US with over
Tweet The Sunset Limited (3) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 14 Lake Charles, Louisiana: The Sunset Limited (3) starts as we approach the City of Lake Charles. The city is home to just under 72,000 (2010 census). It is the fifth largest cit
Tweet The Sunset Limited (2) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 13 Morgan City: The Sunset Limited (2) begins as we cross the Atchafalaya River at Morgan City. The river is a tributary of the Mississippi. There are two road bridges and one rai
Tweet The Sunset Limited (1) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 12 At the station: The Sunset Limited (1) begins when I arrive at the station in New Orleans, its quite early in the morning and I need breakfast. I’m able to get something to eat
Tweet A day in New Orleans – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 11 To the hotel: A day in New Orleans begins with our late arrival at the station, a taxi ride to our hotel and a good night’s sleep at the French Market Inn. Get more details here.
Tweet The City of New Orleans (3) – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 10 The bus journey continues: The City of New Orleans (3) begins as we reach Arkansas on our bus. The train has no stops in Arkansas so I wonder whether this is an extra stat
Tweet The City of New Orleans part 2 – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 9 Carbondale: The City of New Orleans part 2 begins as we realise that the train will go no further. It is 6.30 am and we are in Carbondale. We are given the options of re
Tweet The City of New Orleans part 1 – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 8 The first part – Departure from Union Station, Chicago The City of New Orleans part 1 starts as I board the train in Chicago Union Station. We leave on time. After a sho
Tweet The Southwest Chief part 6 – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 7 The first part – From Mendota into Union Station, Chicago The Southwest Chief part 6 starts as I interview two fellow travellers in the Observation car. The observation car
Tweet The Southwest Chief part 5 – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 6 From La Plata, Missouri to Princeton, Illinois The Southwest Chief part 5 starts as we  pass wet and muddy farms and cross flooded level crossings. As we approach La Plata i
Tweet The Southwest Chief part 4 – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 5 From Raton to nearing La Plata The Southwest Chief part 4 starts as we approach Raton. The train is running late as we reach Raton. It is dusk and we are seeing the last of
Tweet The Southwest Chief part 3 – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 4 From Albuquerque to Las Vegas, New Mexico The Southwest Chief part 3 starts as we leave Albuquerque. We stopped in Albuquerque for enough time for everyone to have a decent
Tweet The Southwest Chief part 2 – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 3 From San Bernardino to Albuquerque The Southwest Chief part 2 starts as we leave San Bernardino. Night has fallen and I retire to my Roomette to sleep. The total journey is
Tweet The Southwest Chief part 1 – US Rail Journeys Series 2 Episode 2 I spend some time investigating the history of Los Angeles Union Station in the Southwest Chief part 1 . This magnificent building was the last of the Union stations to be b
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