How could I still ride trains in the Covid-19 Era? I boarded the trains and found them empty. I thought this would be the safest place for me during the pandemic. But I would have to take precautions.
First, I had to find a mask to wear, but where since all stores were sold out of them? A bakery by Santiago Liquor had some. Then I ordered them online and after six weeks, I had plenty. Then my Elizabeth ordered some from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Next, how to ride the Metrolink trains? I always sat at a table in pre Covid-19 days so I had to come up with a plan.
I used Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner with bleach to sterilize not only the tabletops, but the sides of the table, between the seats, the bottom of the window area and the head rest. Every train I ride gets that treatment. So I was able to ride and all was good.
This was the result of the effort.
Long distance train-riding found me in my room so there was no problem there and dining car service included distance dining, so I sat at a table by myself for my meals. In Portland, I was the only passenger in the lounge so that was a moot point. Social distancing was also practiced in the lounge car.
So this is how I manage to pursue my hobby of riding trains in the world of Covid-19 virus.