Railroad is a big part of my family. My father and grandfather were both railroad engineers. They both worked on the Rock Island railroad for years before the Rock Island went under. Railroad is what brought our family to California. My father was transferred here and worked for the Union Pacific for many years. My dad said growing up in Illinois and being Irish you had three career choices: priest, cop or railroad man.
Railroad is still a large part of this country and what makes it successful. Somehow the golden era of railroad travel has faded. I watch so many classic films where the main mode of travel was by train. It was the way to travel during that era and it was luxurious and mysterious. I know we are in such a hurry to get everywhere that we no longer have the patience for leisure travel. The following video shows what it use to be like.
Vista Dome Adventure
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Imagine the beauty of Canada flying by
Look at the view!!!
A view like that has to be good for digestion!
See, even cowboys rode on these trains!
Ok, I go to S.F. all the time and would ride this in a hart beat!
Thinking….why did we bring the kids!!
Leg room for days!Look how swanky all the fixtures are
Everyone dressed nicer then
My pop’s worked on this railroad!
I bet sleeping on this train was a treat
I am people!