Rich and I rode the Coast Starlight from San Francisco to Seattle We left San Francisco [Emeryville] on August 16th,2002 arriving in Seattle on the night of the 17th,2002 and took some spectacular photos of that ride. And I'm happy to report the trip was nothing less than excellent all around.
Rich and I are are always pleased to share our Amtrak experiences on
line at crewten.
"Rich relaxes in one of the Parlor car's comfortable easy chairs. Those
two words -- comfortable and easy -- describe the quality of life aboard the
Here's one experience that amazed me:
There is an excellent wine-tasting held aboard the Starlight.
It also includes a variety of crackers and cheeses to be sampled from
a buffet-style bar. All the passengers had to do was add good companionship
This is one from the dining car going through the Klamath Mountains early in the morning. You can just about see a menu propped up against the window, and outside is a view of the front of the train and the mists of early morning on the mountainside.
Mount Shasta, in northern California, looks almost ghost-like
in the early morning light.
This photo makes an excellent wallpaper or background for your desk top
No trip on an Amtrak long-distance train is complete without
sampling the excellent meal service. Here, breakfast awaits . . . served
on porcelain dishes, complete with metal flatware, linen table cloth, and
fresh-cut flowers. An all-around elegant experience, proving that
certain great restaurants are on wheels! Talk about a "movable feast." :)
This is the Klamath Falls, OR, station/stretch break. We had the chance to
walk up front, speak with the engineer, and admire the artistry and power of
the locomotive units.
Other Photo Tours from Mike
Mike and Rich Southwest Chief Photo Tour
Mike New Acela Photo Tour
Mike rides the Downeaster
Meet the crew
Former crew members
Southwest chief dining car menu
Gerald Pinto Indian lands tour
Engine Ride Photos
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