Steve's Fall '97 Amtrak Journey
Sept 28 - Oct 7, 1997
Travelogue of Steve Grande's Fall 1997 Amtrak journey from
Sept 28 through Oct 7, 1997. Trains included the Maple Leaf, Lake Shore
Limited, Twilight Shoreliner, Silver Palm, Silver Star, Silver Meteor and
Click here for photos from this journey!
In the photo above you can see my notebook computer on the foldout
table in a Standard (Economy) Amtrak Viewliner Bedroom. This table is a
bit larger than the foldout table in the Amtrak Superliner. You can also
see my radio scanner, trip timer and Amtrak Travel Guide for the
Amtrak Silver trains. The handle on the window is only for the emergency
exit. You can also see the route schedule laying on the computer and a
couple of cups in the cup holders. The cup holders in the Amtrak Viewliner
are much deeper than those on the Amtrak Superliner.
After this trip I will only have one more "major" Amtrak trip to take in
January 1998 to complete every mile of every major Amtrak route in the
United States. I will still have some minor segments to complete such as
the Amtrak Kansas City Mules, the Amtrak Empire Builder segment between
Seattle and Spokane, and a few other short routes. I do expect to have
those completed sometime in 1998 or 1999.