Fred Frailey Blog
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    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    The other day I de-boarded Amtrak’s Auto Train in Lorton, Va. But instead of proceeding to the station for the long wait to get my car, I hung back and watched. Soon enough, my hunch was confirmed. Pumped up with self-satisfaction, I sauntered up...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    It has been (hmm) maybe a quarter of a century since Amtrak has operated a substantial New York-Florida train worthy of the Seaboard Air Line and Atlantic Coast Line streamliners. I was fortunate to ride those trains during the winters of 1969-71, after...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    There is nothing I hate worse than to say a fellow journalist is full of it. But that is the fillup I offer Alexis Flippin of Frommer’s Travel. Lady, do your homework, or leave us alone. On AARP’s web site, Frommer’s offers up “Outside...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Does Minturn, Colo., mean anything to you? To some it raises goosebumps. Others of us get teary thinking of what used to be. Minturn (pronounced “Min’urn”) was until 1997 a gritty railroad town situated between ritzy Vail and Beaver...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    It has been 42 years since the Denver & Rio Grande Western sold its magnificent, 64-mile line over Cumbres Pass to the states of Colorado and New Mexico and gotten out of narrow-gauge railroading. And yes, it has taken me that long to get to Antonito...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    How’s your week going folks? Don’t ask that of your friends toiling for Amtrak. I’m accustomed to reading about bad things that happen to good trains. But events on Monday, August 6, constitute a lulu, and for the most part are not...
    Posted over 2 years ago by Fred Frailey
    My dispatch titled “Hunter Hits the Ground Running” generated a slew of responses, to the point that I felt that I was attending a Safety Committee meeting and was about to ask if Canadian Pacific ball caps were being passed out to attendees...

August, 2012