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Are we crazy to ride the Empire Builder SEA to CHI in January?

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#21 OBS



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:30 PM

We made our trip in January.  We had no problems.  The snow was beautiful.

Thanks for the update!

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:13 PM

Got any pics?

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Silver Meteor #97(6) & #98 (4), Silver Star #91 (2), Capitol Limited #29 & #30(6), Empire Builder #7,#8,#27(2) &#28(4) Coast Starlight #11 (6) & #14(5), California Zephyr #5 (2) & #6 (5), Cascades #506, City of New Orleans #58, #59 (2), South West Chief #3 (4), Lake Shore Limited #49, Maple Leaf #63, San Joaquin #714, Pacific Surfliner #774, Texas Eagle #422 (2), Cardinal #50, Crescent #19, Sunset Limited #1. Approx. 60,169 miles & 41 states!


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:35 PM

Glad you enjoyed the trip.  For future reference, the EB is pretty reliable in January -- the CZ less so!


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:09 AM

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I hope I did this right.  Photos from our beautiful EB ride in January.  The Izaak Walton Inn. Southern edge of East Glacier Park and a pretty river.

Trains ridden: Downeaster, Adirondack, Vermonter, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Crescent, Cardinal, Capitol Limited, Lake shore Limited, Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Texas eagle, Sunset limited, Coast Starlight, Empire Service, City of New Orleans. Scenic excursion trains-Combres & Toltec from Chama NM, Georgetown Loop in CO, White Pass & Yukon in Alaska.  I also rode the KCS passenger train from Shreveport, LA to Dequincy, LA many times, and Lake Charles to Kansas City,  before Amtrak.  This shows my age . My father and brother worked for the KCS, so I guess trains are in my blood! I have added the Pacific Surfliner (to San Diego) and the Pere Marquette (to Holland and St. Joseph, MI) to my list.  Both were lovely rides.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 11:22 AM

Nice pictures!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:07 AM

Very nice photos, and so glad the trip worked well for you!



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