Fred Frailey Blog
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    Posted over 3 years ago by Fred Frailey
    “When I was a girl growing up far south of Buenos Aires,” said the concierge at our hotel in Argentina’s capital, “the trains were so beautiful and fancy. To ride them was an event. Today? Eh! They are nothing.” I had...
    Posted over 3 years ago by Fred Frailey
    I nominate as the most underappreciated main line in America that of the former Soo Line, from Minneapolis northwest to the Canadian border at Portal, N.D. Now operated as part of Canadian Pacific (Soo Line Corp. survives only as the holding company...
    Posted over 3 years ago by Fred Frailey
    You want my opinion? Of course you do. Unless something big happens (and I don’t count on it ), Amtrak’s second state-supported round trip from Washington state to Vancouver, B.C., will be history in just over two weeks. And the reason will...
    Posted over 3 years ago by Fred Frailey
    This just in: David Lustig, one of the most dogged reporters and fluid writers ever to grace the pages of Trains , now has a locomotive in Poland named after him. David, who authors the monthly Locomotives department and also contributes memorable ...
    Posted over 3 years ago by Fred Frailey
    A few weeks ago I blogged about the wedding party in rural Virginia halted by a CSX freight train (see “We Interrupt This Wedding to Bring You a Freight Train,” Sept. 20). This is getting to be a habit, folks. I’m just back from Canada...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Union Pacific explained this week the guidelines under which it will entertain proposals to operate new passenger train services over its far-flung railroad. The takeaway message it leaves to would-be users of its track: Bring lots of money to...

October, 2010