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A Rail Journey Across The U.S.

Ethan Klapper | Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel
Ethan Klapper

When I got to Seattle, I really did feel a sense of accomplishment. I had made it to the opposite coast, crossed three time zones and I got there without stepping aboard a plane or even exceeding 79 mph at a time.

PHOTOS: How I Became A Rail Fan

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 01.28.2012 | Travel
Olga Bonfiglio

Years after a childhood Amtrak ride, I discovered the Empire Builder, the long-haul line from Chicago to Seattle and Portland. I decided the adventure of traveling all those miles was just too good to miss.

Amtrak Strands Holiday Travelers For Nearly 24 Hours

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — On one of the biggest travel days of the year, hundreds of Amtrak passengers bound for holiday destinations hunkered down in waiting r...