Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:00 PM
I've seen the moon many times when riding the CZ along the Colorado River in summertime.
I've never seen either when I've gone through there and starting to wonder - is this fake news?
Especially nice also is when there are trout fishermen along the banks on the railroad side. The engineer will toot the horn to get the fisherman to raise up and show off their catch.
The dinner car chef reaches out with a long, hooked pole .....
Voila! Fresh fish for dinner in the diner!
There's an idea! Give the chef a kitty of money and stop where there is a gathering of fisherman and do a little supper-buying on the spot
The Great Northern version of the Empire Builder actually used to do this. A man owned a lake somewhere in Montana had a standing order with the EB to catch trout. He'd catch about 10-15 pounds of trout a day during the summer season and he'd go to the station and give the trout to the telegraph operator. When the EB would get there it would slow down and the telegraph operator would throw the trout up to personnel in the dining car. That way the dining car could truthfully advertise fresh trout for dinner.
Edited by JayPea, 12 August 2017 - 04:00 PM.
Amtrak Routes Traveled: City of New Orleans, State House/Lincoln Service, Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Cascades, Crescent, Capitol Limited, Coast Starlight, Texas Eagle/Sunset Limited, Silver Meteor, Lake Shore Limited, Pacific Surfliner, Cardinal.
Pre-Amtrak Routes Traveled: Empire Builder (Great Northern), North Coast Limited (Northern Pacific), Abraham Lincoln (Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio), City of Hinkle (Union Pacific) Panama Limited (Illinois Central)
Bustitutions: Portland-Spokane (EB),Galesburg-Bloomington (CZ/Lincoln Service )
Amtrak Miles: 81242
Pre-Amtrak Miles: 8478
Bustitution Miles: 450
Excursion trains ridden: Centralia and Chehalis Railroad, Mt. Hood Scenic Railroad, Alaska Railroad, 1880 Train (Black Hills Central RR) and trains at the Illinois Railway Museum, California Railway Museum, and the Monticello (IL) Railroad Museum.