Category Archives: Amtrak

NIGHT TRAIN

I took a bike ride at 9 last night, and it was already dark.  Gone the endless light of summer.  Oh well.  As a bonus, however, I observed the passage of Amtrak’s Pere Marquette.  Nothing like seeing a speeding passenger … Continue reading

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MORNING HAS BROKEN

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THE RETURN OF THE PERE MARQUETTE

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BACK IN TRAINING

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DISAPPEARING RAILROAD BLUES

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LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION

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CHRISTMAS STORIES: TICKET TO RIDE

TICKET TO RIDE a story for Christmas by Charles McKelvy The week before Christmas, the little boy’s big sister took him to Union Station to watch all the happy people boarding trains to see their loved ones for the holidays. … Continue reading

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O, CHRISTMAS WREATH; O, CHRISTMAS WREATH

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FALLEN FLAGS

In railroading circles, railroads that no longer exist are referred to as Fallen Flags. Such were my thoughts Thursday upon beholding the magnificent tree displayed at Chicago Union Station.  We had fun picking out all the Fallen Flags we had … Continue reading

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ROOM SERVICE ON THE BROADWAY LIMITED

(Author’s Note: I am pleased to report that the following essay appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of CLASSIC TRAINS magazine.) (CLASSIC TRAINS) My grandfather, Kenneth Macfarlan, worked as a freight clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Philadelphia, hence we … Continue reading

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TRAINING FOR WINTER

My favorite way to travel in winter?  By rail, of course.  Here are some of my favorite training for winter shots from the archives:

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WALKING WITH TRAIN

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TRAINING IN THE RAINING

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BIRTHDAY BOY

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START TO FINISH

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BLUE WATER IN THREE OAKS

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MANY HAPPY RETURNS

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CITY SIDEWALK

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RIVER WALK

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CHRISTMAS CHARGER

Now here’s your chance to ride along on the Pere Marquette on December 23 (this will only take a minute of your time):

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TRAINING FOR CHRISTMAS

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