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On this episode we have a blast talking about train travel. We discuss why we decided to travel across country (well, most of the country) by train and how we made it happen.
On the show you’ll hear us talking about the book that started it all. It’s a fun read. You’ll find it here
Southwest Chief is the train featured in the book. This train travels from Chicago to Los Angeles and you can find out all the details on the route and the schedule here.
The Empire Builder (our train of choice) travels from Chicago to Seattle. And you’ll find all those details here. And you can see the difference in the scenery — Southwest looks like it’s traveling through, well, the southwest. Notice the majestic mountains beyond the Empire Builder.
We made our way down to LA on the Coast Starlight but without the fancy parlor car. It was tough, but we made it through. You’ll find all the information on the Coast Starlight here.
You can read more about the Parlor Cars on this amazing site – Pacific Parlor Cars – hosted by the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation.
And if you’re looking for that Cary Grant movie — it’s North by Northwest. It’s a great movie!!
Until next time!