Tag Archives: amtrak

The Shocking Condition of American Railways

High speed rail? Not at a maximum of 10mph.

Traveled Five Hours for One Sandwich

Frustrated with local choices for Italian beef, I boarded Amtrak at 4 AM and headed 300 miles north to Chicago.

Amtrak CEO Ditches Broken Train, Takes Car

Amtrak's Wilmington, DE train station was renamed in honor of Vice President Joe Biden. Amtrak's CEO ditched his broken down train and took a car to catch the ribbon cutting ceremony.

TSA searching Amtrak passengers

Did you think it wouldn't happen? How long until the TSA sets up highway checkpoints? Deplorable.

First Time On Amtrak, Crossing the Country

I booked a trip from St Louis to Chicago to Spokane, Washington. I met some shady characters who bought me an omelette.

The promise of high speed rail vs Reality

Despite my enthusiasm for trains, reality cannot be ignored: high speed rails are too expensive to connect this vast country.