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  1. Yi says:

    Hi Emily,

    I’m so glad I’ve discovered your website! This post brings me back some great memories on my first big train trip back in the late summer of 2008, right before my 4th year in college. I wandered aimlessly trying to ride as many trains as possible within the 12 or so days I had with an Eastern USA pass on Amtrak (such a thing ceased to exist later at some point in time, it had unlimited segments, and if it wasn’t for Hurricane Gustav, I would’ve done more than the 7,600 miles I was able to achieve). I arrived in Denver, by fluke, on the day of the Taste of Colorado, in the morning on the WB California Zephyr and left the same evening on the EB. I did have a chance to ride around on the LRT and I remembered getting off at 10th and Osage because I was mesmerized by the line of numerous SD90s on the UP shop track.

    I have my own little blog about trains from a different perspective. It’s nowhere nearly as elaborate as your website and some posts are much lazier than others, but please feel free to have a look at your leisure. I enjoy arts but I don’t understand much of it, I like taking pictures of trains but I’m not particularly good at it. I do manage to, in my mind, pull of a good shot here and there a couple of times a year maybe. I can only imagine how much time and effort you have put into this site.

    I’m a techie of mechanical engineering background and I currently work at a Class 1 Railroad in that capacity in Calgary, Alberta (on rail cars rather than locomotives though). Sadly there is no passenger train service within close proximity of Calgary, the closest station with daily service is Shelby or Cut Bank, MT. I grew up, for the most part, in and around the City of Toronto, one of the only cities left in Canada still served by a somewhat elaborate commuter and intercity rail system (Government of Ontario Transit, better known as GO Transit would be our commuter rail system). I went to university in the City of Kingston, halfway between Toronto and Montreal, where the 100 mph intercity trains stopped at a few times daily.

    I really enjoy this website and keep up the great work!


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