Virtually seated here in the tower above the main yard of the Strasburg Rail Road, the oldest continuously chartered railroad in America, if not the world.
How goodly are the days that even approach the delights of working to the sound of the pufferbellies as they meander to and fro across the farm fields of Lancaster County? Now and again, between trains, the sound of the breeze is punctuated by the clip-clop of a horse-drawn buggy as one of the local Amish families make a trip into town.
Things I love about Amtrak: the box of healthy train treats handed out in Business Class on the Pacific Surfliner.
I brought food of my own (a habit I learned in China,) but these goodies are a nice supplement during the 5 hour trip.
Actor/musician Jack Black and his family were aboard as well. Very cool folks and the kids were impeccably behaved.
The West Glacier stop, formerly the Belton Station on the old Great Northern Line. She’s a beauty in the snow.
First fresh air stop of the day. Early. Brisk. But undeniably beautiful.
Was it a box dinner? Yes – we didn’t pick up our dining car until we hooked up with the #8 in Spokane at midnight.
Was it awful? NO! It was phenomenal!
Another score for Amtrak!
Pasco, Washington – last stop before bedtime.