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Diary of a Train Traveler. (A train travelling writer)

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 08:11 AM



Just came across these short travel items penned by a young lady from Austin, TX.





I think they are rather good, and very familiar to me from my own experiences.




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Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:23 PM

Thank you very much Ed, it's wonderful.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:02 PM

Good stuff Eddie,thanks for sharing😎 !

Since I live in Austin I'm familiar with her work but have never met her on or off the Texas Eagle! 😁
"There's Something About a Train! It's Magic!"-- 1970s Amtrak Ad
".. I ride on a Mail Train Baby, can't buy a thrill.."--I said that!
"..My heart is warm with the friends I make,and better friends I'll not be knowing,
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:39 AM

Great stories about interesting people.  Actually, we're all interesting people, but on this forum we usually write about our own experiences.  Reading this brings to mind many of the terrific individuals I've met along the way.


Thanks for sharing, Ed.

Routes Traveled: Desert Wind, Southwest Chief, Missouri Mule, Empire Builder, Capitol Ltd., Lincoln Service, Lake Shore Ltd., Missouri River Runner, City of New Orleans, Cardinal, Silver Meteor, Texas Eagle, Cascades, Broadway Ltd., Acela, Downeaster, Sunset Ltd., Coast Starlight, California Zephyr, Hiawatha, Capitol Corridor, Maple Leaf   74,291 Amtrak miles.  Via Rail Vancouver to Toronto 2775 Miles.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 07:38 AM

Great link Ed,  as Betty said, it reminded me of all the interesting people and characters we have met while riding Amtrak.

Amtrak Trains Ridden So Far:
Lake Shore Ltd, Capitol Ltd, Pennsylvanian, NE Corridors, Crescent, City of New Orleans, Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Hoosier, SW Chief, Surfliners, California Capitol Corridors, Coast Starlight, Cascades. Texas Eagle, San Joaquins, Missouri River Runner,Cardinal, Downeaster, Silver Meteor, Keystones, Auto Train, Adirondack, Lincoln Service, Illinois Zephyr, Carl Sandburg, Texas Eagle Detour Rt, 2013 Autumn Express Tour PHL, Silver Star, Sunset Limited -Acela Express-  2015 Autumn Express ALB  - Empire Service      80,129 Amtrak miles & counting     
Via Rail Corridor Trains Cobourg-Ottawa-Montreal,(round trip)  The Ocean (round trip)--   2,250 miles

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:32 PM

This is such lovely, beautiful writing. Thank you for sharing it. 

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