transport | urbanism | adventures | pontification
Today marks the 140th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. In celebration, Amtrak hosted National Train Day at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. I talked with some members of the National Association of Rail Passengers, picked up some new information on the Silverliner V, saw some great paintings of trains, heard a former Pullman Porter talk about his experiences, and saw Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Probably the most exciting part was the rolling stock tour. I got to walk through an Acela trainset as well as an old Santa Fe dining car.
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