Fred Frailey Blog
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    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    I awoke the other day aboard the northbound Coast Starlight and raised the bedroom shade . We were stopped in Klamath Falls, Ore. I got dressed, brushed my teeth, went to the diner, and ordered breakfast. We were still in Klamath Falls. I ate bacon...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Readers of the TRAINS News Wire know that two severe blizzards, on Feb. 6 and again on Feb. 10, played havoc with railroads on the East Coast. Less well known is that Amtrak service between Washington, D.C., and Savannah, Ga., was suspended for a...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Fifty-five years ago this spring, Canadian Pacific introduced its new transcontinental train, the Budd-built Canadian , operating between Montreal and Toronto in the East and Vancouver on the Pacific Coast. It was the proud accomplishment of N. R. ...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    I had some time on my hands in the Oakland, Calif., area the other day. Actually, I had a lot of time to kill. So I decided to take a round trip from Oakland to San Jose on Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains. And when I got to San Jose, I extended that...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Every night in Beijing, starting at 9:15 p.m., seven sleeping-car trains leave for Shanghai on five-minute headways. The same scene is enacted at the other end, 914 miles away. Riding one of these trains is a great experience, if you don’t mind sleeping...

February, 2010