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On December 4 we started a five day cross- country tour, old- style on trains- three different trains. Orlando, FL to Washington, DC to Chicago, IL to Emeryville, CA just outside of San Francisco in five days. Over the next several weeks I will post images of the trip in multiple posts.
It started at the train station in Orlando, FL. To be absolutely factual, it started as a bus ride from Tampa to Orlando to catch the train.
A comment on train stations. If you travel a lot, most train stations appear stuck in a time warp... an older style of traveling. The decor, furnishings and technology are all dated.
Side note: when you get on the train, you just get on. No waiting in line, no going through security, no scanning tickets. Just get on, find your seat/ compartment and wait for a conductor to come by checking tickets. At most stations the train stops for ten minutes or less.
Overnight to our first transfer: Washington, DC.
More to follow in upcoming weeks...