Category Archives: Trains

Saturday Afternoon in Chicago

After naps and lunch on Saturday the six of headed into Chicago for a quick excursion. We drove up to Oak Park to board the ‘El’ Green Line. The skyline is visible through the haze from the platform. After about … Continue reading

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Riverside Trains

When we travel to Riverside, Illinois, you know I will spend some time trackside at the Metra station. We found a Metra train with a new paint scheme. Then a Chicago bound grain train showed up.     We were … Continue reading

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Hood Canal and Port Townsend

March 10-12, 2018 Be prepared – there are a LOT of pictures in this post. We got lucky with the weather and I couldn’t stop clicking the shutter. We went up to Port Townsend, Washington with our neighbors/friends for a … Continue reading

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Ridgefield Winter Trains and Birds

NOTE December 15, 2017. This week I updated my Adobe Lightroom (Classic) to get the latest updates. Word on the internet is that the updated Auto Tone function in the Basic panel has improved; it now adjusts clarity, vibrance, and … Continue reading

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Life Aboard a Train

We’ve travelled on Amtrak overnight trains a few times now. You can read (and view) our experiences on The Empire Builder The Coast Starlight The Southwest Chief The California Zephyr¬† Those posts focus on the view¬†from the train. I thought … Continue reading

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Summer Train Trip: Chicago to Portland

June 26 – 29, 2017 All good things must come to an end but we saved the best train trip for the end – the California Zephyr which winds through both the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra-Nevadas. Glorious. Linda, Carla … Continue reading

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Summer Train Trip: Time with the Kids

June 17-26 – Chicago We go to Chicago a few times each year to visit our youngest son, his lovely wife, and our two grandkids. Most of the time we spend there are dedicated to playing with the kids so … Continue reading

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