Sep 21, 2008
Amtrak, Amtrak, I Am Doing All The Work In This Relationship!
This is what the lounge car looks like! It is totally sweet. Photo source: http://www.tulips.tsukuba.ac.jp/zaiken96/album-amtrak-eng.html
I love trains. They are good for getting to places and getting to places comfortably. I can read things and not end up sitting in the lap of my neighbor while trying to get some of the reading light like I would on a bus. Also, did you hear the story of the kid who was decapitated on a bus while listening to his ipod? Not like that COULDN'T happen on a train, but, seriously! Scary! The snacks are totally better on a train, too, and so is the view. I got to go see Harper's Ferry! The lounge car is the BEST.
So, I like Amtrak. I like trains. BUT I don't like the fact that the passenger trains have to step aside and let all the freight trains pass.
GRRR, freight trains! You made me five hours late! I was supposed to ride the train all the way to Pittsburgh from Washington, which is a long enough ride already, but then I had to sit in that little one room, Harrison Ford channel-locked, vending machine palooza excuse for a train station for FIVE HOURS at FOUR THIRTY IN THE MORNING.
But I guess it was worth it.
I mean, those Pitt kids know how to party.
I mean! STUDY, those Pitt kids know how to STUDY.