Category Archives: trains

Trains of North Carolina

North Carolina has a long railroad history.  Many towns celebrate their rail heritage with murals.  In some towns the depot is a focal point for weddings and other events. South of Winston-Salem is the small town of Spencer which is … Continue reading

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Low Country and South Carolina

South Carolina’s Low Country is a great place to visit.  We had a limited time so we had to make the best of it.  Magnolia Plantation was spectacular when we visited during the peak week of azaleas.  Riotous color everywhere. … Continue reading

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North Florida and Folkston Georgia

Our primary reason to visit North Florida was to see our daughter and her family in Fleming Island.  We found Green Cove Springs to be a nice base.  The town has a rich history and lovely springs today. Folkston Georgia … Continue reading

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Trains of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has a long history of trains.  Several major railroads had transcontinental lines terminating in Washington state including Great Northern, Northern Pacific and The Milwaukee Road.  As almost anywhere in the US, growth of the region was spurred … Continue reading

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Trains of the Canadian Rockies

While not our prime reason to go north to the Canadian Rockies, trains turned out to be a big part of the story.  Canadian National and Canadian Pacific operate transcontinental lines thru the rockies.  The Rocky Mountaineer luxury passenger train … Continue reading

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Durango to Seattle – Part 2

Here are some highlights and stories…from the second half of our trip.  We like to mix up our travel routes even when repeating a beginning and end.  Such is the case this year as we once again travel from Durango … Continue reading

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Winslow, La Posada, McHood Park and Petrified Forest

Winslow Arizona.  Yes there are many of us standing on the corner.  Taking it easy.  And “there’s a girl my lord in a flat bed Ford slowing down to take a look at me”.  Winslow does the best it can … Continue reading

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