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Traveling Like A Railroad Baron: Private Train Across The Cascades

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Our private cars tucked on the end of the Empire Builder on the platform at Whitefish, Montana.

Traveling Like A Railroad Baron

Uncommon Journeys Private Train Across the Cascades

Moira, our tour guide, led us out a private door from the main waiting room of Seattle’s King Street station onto the platform. We walked past the scores of passengers lined up inside the station waiting behind a barrier to board the waiting Amtrak Empire Builder passenger train for their journey to Chicago. We followed Moira down the platform past the Amtrak cars to the  three private cars (“varnish” in train buff lingo) that were attached to the rear of the Empire Builder.

As we reached the open doorway of our private sleeping car, an impeccably-uniformed attendant bid us a warm welcome, He helped us up ...

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Photos From Our Recent Trips

Here are some photos we took on our recent trips.

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The Old Mill Wheel at Martha Berry College in Rome, Georgia

cherry trees in bloom

Cherry trees in bloom at beautiful Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Montreal and the St. Lawrence from Mt. Royal

Lake McDonald

Glacier National Park’s Lake McDonald

Canadian crossing trestle

The westbound Via Canadian crosses a trestle on Canada’s great prairie as the train makes its way to Vancouver.

Beautiful Sarasota, Florida

Cypress tress in Florida’s Babcock Wilderness

Two Roseate Spoonbills fly low over the Matanzas River in St. Augustine soon after dawn.

Two herons fly low over the Matanzas River in St...

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