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Twin Star Rocket
Service Attendant, Male, from Texas
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I'm a 65-year old veteran rail traveler. My second career was teaching high school physics after having previously worked in the semiconductor business for 25 years. I retired June 1, 2018. I have lived in Texas, Louisiana, California, and West Germany (pre-unification).
The first train trip that I can remember was the TWIN STAR ROCKET from Houston to Dallas circa 1956. In 1970 I rode the TEXAS CHIEF and CAPITOL LIMITED from Fort Worth to Washington, D.C. via Chicago.
My first Amtrak trip was in spring 1972 from Fort Worth to Houston aboard the TEXAS CHIEF and Houston to New Orleans aboard the SUNSET LIMITED. I observed early Amtrak operations from New Orleans between 1971 and 1975 while attending college. I've ridden trains worldwide ever since with the exception of 2007.
Rail travel, ship travel, history, science, languages, old TV shows and commercials (pre-1970), American folk songs, and classic movies.
SignatureI have traveled by train since 1956 in the USA (including Alaska), Canada (including the Yukon), Mexico, Western Europe, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Zimbabwe.
My last pre-Amtrak trip was the Texas Chief from Ft. Worth to Chicago and the Capitol Limited from Chicago (Northwestern station) to Washington D.C.
I rode my first Amtrak train in April 1972. I have ridden nearly all the long-distance routes including the Texas Chief (Lone Star), Inter-American, Panama Limited, National Limited, Pioneer, Desert Wind, Spirit of California, Sunset Limited (Florida extension), Broadway Limited, and Chief. I also rode the Rio Grande Zephyr, Southern Crescent, Peoria Rocket, Georgia RR mixed train, and Soo Line mixed train in the post-Amtrak era.