old-train-track-in-the-fog.jpg An abandoned railway runs through a clouded forest on Tai Ping Shan Mountain, a popular wilderness area in northern Taiwan. COPYRIGHT: 2008 Neil Wade (more info http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/q2glc/railroad_tracks_in_forest/ )
150 Years of Great American Trains - Union Pacific 119 - On May 10, 1869, Central Pacific Railroad chief Leland Stanford used a golden hammer to pound a single golden spike into the ground, joining the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in Promontory Summit, Utah. Beside Stanford were two trains -- the Central Pacific's Jupiter, and the Union Pacific's 119.
Traveling by train. Do it. Never forget it. Especially lovely OLD trains. Like from Montreal to Quebec City in Canada -- or trains in Europe. Or even the fancy car to Washington DC from NYC-- serves drinks, lit better, more comfort, if you do it once -- do it in style, have something to remember. As Baltimore slides by like a watercolor painting with a Fan on it. hberg