Fred Frailey Blog
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    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Travel is addictive. The more you leave home for pleasurable experiences, the greater the pull becomes. Isn’t that the essence of addiction? Now 21 months removed from my former day job, I learn just how true all of this is. Only two weeks ago I...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Unlike many guys, I love weddings. I love the gaiety, the food, the drink, the pretty young women dressed to the nines, the dancing. So when we spot a wedding party leaving our hotel in New Orleans for the ceremony this past weekend, it brings to mind...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Before Lucius Beebe wrote Mixed Train Daily, years before David P. Morgan came to Trains magazine, and a generation before Don Phillips became the Potomac Pundit, there was Archie Robertson. Say who? Raised in Louisville, Ky., Robertson was a newspaper...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    There is no town of Princeton Junction; don’t bother phoning the mayor. It’s three platforms and acres of parking lots in West Windsor Township, just across U.S. Highway 1 from Princeton, N.J. And it’s where I find myself one...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Union Pacific has told Amtrak that changing the Sunset Limited ’s frequency from triweekly to daily will cost the government-supported company about $750 million in capital improvements. It’s fair to say the vice presidents at Amtrak...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    I sure don’t want it. I nominate as the most overrated Amtrak train the vaunted Adirondack . I am riding it as I write, and if we go over much more jointed rail, I’ll need a kidney transplant. First, what’s good about this...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    I am having lunch with John Willis Fuller at a greasy spoon in Alexandria, Va., when the conversation veers into railroad nicknames. He starts with one out of West Virginia that he knows a bit about: the defunct Fairmont, Morgantown & Pittsburgh,...

September, 2010