Takin’ the Zephyr

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Matt Deckard, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Anyone else take a train now and again? Gives one time to catch up with some thoughts and write out some plans. Especially when In a small cabin with a window on a long trip. 00869349-228E-4811-98F1-853E03E7A95B.jpeg
     
  2. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned One Too Many

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    I like to take the South Shore Line when traveling to Chicago. It takes about 20 minutes longer than driving but the value can't be beat in my opinion. A round trip ticket costs $28.50 and takes me from South Bend (IN) airport to Millenium Park Station in the Loop. Add $1 for day parking at the airport and I'm all in for under $30. I couldn't find parking in Chicago for that price, let alone factoring in gas and the hassle of driving.

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  3. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Living in New York City (and, for awhile, in Boston), I've been a big fan of Amtrak's Acela service on the Northeast corridor. Time- and price-wise, the train compete with flying (taking into account the time and cost of getting to and from the airport versus leaving and arriving directly in the city).

    I enjoy the comfortable seating and (usually) hassle-free train trip versus the hell that is modern flying. As Matt notes, you can either take a mental break or catch up on work or reading. It's a very civilized way to travel and it does have a bit of a throwback feel. Amtrak's Northeast corridor is a nice feature of living on the Northeast coast.
     

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