Tag Archives: Amtrak

Polar Express

Last weekend a passenger on a Szczecin to Warsaw Poland regional train got a very chilly reception when she visited the train’s lavatory. She was shocked to discover that the toilet was encased in a three-inch thick block of ice. … Continue reading

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Finally Fast (almost)

Last week, the U.S. train network Amtrak finally began its much awaited testing of 165 mph “high speed trains” on its busy Northeast Corridor route. If these tests pan out, our trips from Philadelphia to New York City¬†should drop to … Continue reading

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Trainiacs Alert

The 5th annual National Train Day on May 12th marks the 143rd anniversary of the completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, the famed “golden spike” was driven into the final railroad tie … Continue reading

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