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Christmas is coming!


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Travels with Charley: An Amtrak-tive Alternative

Taking the Railroad Less Traveled by Charles McKelvy Surely you have taken Amtrak from New Buffalo and enjoyed the ride. Same with the South Shore from Carroll Avenue in Michigan City. I’m not knocking either method, and, yes, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Wrong-way Train?

(St. Joseph, Michigan) So there I was—having just detrained from Amtrak train 370, the Pere Marquette—preparing to shoot a video of the train’s departure for Grand Rapids, when, lo and behold, some rather inebriated (to say the least!!!!) patrons from … Continue reading

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(Detroit, Michigan) An amusing ride or an amusement ride?  I would argue that the new QLINE DETROIT is a little of both, but a whole lot more.  At least that was my conclusion after riding the new 3.3-mile circulating streetcar … Continue reading

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Writing on Trains

(The State of Michigan) I do some of my best writing on trains, and so, when I knew I needed to finish my novel of magical realism about Detroit titled ARTISTIC LICENSE, I booked passage on Amtrak for a day-trip to … Continue reading

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A Dazzling Day in Detroit

Travels with Charley: A Day-trip to Detroit by Charles McKelvy “Why in the world would you want to take the train from New Buffalo to Detroit and come back the same day? In fact, why would you want to go … Continue reading

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Portal to Peace

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