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Jack M. Turner Train Travel Reports

Train Travel Reports & Photos
by Jack M. Turner

Jun 16, 2016 - The Amtrak Empire Builde: Rails to the Pacific Northwest: Report & Photos Jack M. Turner Westbound train # 7, the Empire Builder, departed Chicago on-time at 2:15pm on Thursday, June 16, 2016. As soon as the train ducked out of Union Station, views of the north side of the Loop filled our windows... Read More>>

Jun 15, 2016 - Riding On The Amtrak City Of New Orleans: Report & Photos Jack M. Turner A familiar feeling swept over me as my wife and I stepped inside New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal on Wednesday, June 15 to board the City of New Orleans headed to Chicago. Our ultimate destination, Seattle, was a three night... Read More>>

Feb 18, 2016 - All Aboard The Gulf Coast Inspection Train: Report & Photos Jack M. Turner In February 2016 the [Southern Rail] Commission was ready to take the next step by running an inspection train with major Amtrak involvement from New Orleans to Jacksonville. The inspection train would allow Amtrak and the SRC to inspect the track and station infrastructure while permitting officials from the... Read More>>

September 22, 2015 - Eastbound and Down: Sacramento to Florida on Amtrak: Report & Photos by Jack Turner Tuesday, September 22, 2015 would be the beginning of my homeward bound journey starting with the California Zephyr. Following a restful night at the Vagabond Inn and a stroll around the block... Read More>>

September 21, 2015 - Riding Altamont Commuter Express: Report & Photos by Jack Turner Following a pleasant overnight in San Jose and a midday visit with my uncle, aunt, and cousin in Menlo Park, I boarded Altamont Commuter Express train # 4 in San Jose. This had long been... Read More>>

September 20, 2015 - Cruising Along The Pacific On Amtrak's Coast Starlight: Report & Photos by Jack Turner Sunday, September 20, 2015 kicked off with a smooth drive to Los Angeles Union Station. I dropped off my rental car at the underground parking garage below the station and a redcap picked up some other passengers... Read More>>

September 15, 2015 - California Dreamin': Touring So Cal By Rail - Report & Photos by Jack Turner Following an overnight in Albuquerque I enjoyed a morning walk around the convention center... Read More>>

September 15, 2015 - An Evening on New Mexico's Rail Runner: Report & Photos by Jack M. Turner After checking in at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque, it was time to make the short walk to the Alvarado Transportation Center to catch a Rail Runner commuter train to Santa Fe... Read More>>