Thursday, 4 March 2010

Coast Starlight

I'm a little behind with my blogs - actually in New Zealand now - but I spent 4 days in all on the Coast Starlight train from LA to Seattle (and back), so I had to get a plug in for Amtrak.
It's slow (very), but the views are sensational, and the seats are way better than airplane seats, and I really enjoyed it. We went along the Columbia and Willamette rivers, right out of a Woody Guthrie song.
Union Station in LA is fabulously art-deco, and King Street station in Seattle will should be pretty impressive too, when they finish restoring it.
Didn't have time to get off at Salinas to go to Carmel - that'll have to be next time.

Pictures: The train at Klamath Falls, Oregon station (I think).

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