Here is Old Orchard Beach, Maine, from the window of the Downeaster.
The station stop is within a block of the midway, hotels, the rides
and restaurants . . .
and the Atlantic. Go for the thrills, win a prize . . . or just
bring a book and snooze in the sun. Amtrak makes possible this seaside
vacation -- for a day or a week -- without the expensive, bothersome need
of a car.