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  1. Nick Benson says:

    Nice series! Your lede shot on the bridge with the skyline turned out much nicer than mine.

    With regards to extras for sports events, “occasional” is probably the wrong word; they run an extra train for (nearly?) every Twins and Vikings game, in addition to concerts at Target Field – it’s probably around 100 extra trains per year.

  2. William Hays says:

    I first went to Minneapolis-St. Paul, from Harmon, NY (not on the “20th Century Limited”. CRS.) via the NYC and from Chicago via the CB&Q’s Vista Dome “Twin Cities Zephyr”, back is 1955. Laid over in St. Paul and roamed the SPUD (St. Paul Union Depot) round house and Pig’s Eye Yard until departure of the M,St P & SSM “Soo-Dominion” (ice-cooled heavyweight sleeping car and CPR steam engine to Moose Jaw, SK), ENR Calgary, AB. Had a great time exploring. Have passed thru a number of times, via the “Empire Builder” and “Late Shore Limited”, to/from Croton-Harmon, but never explored the ‘Twin Cities’. Will do, someday, maybe, and spend some time exploring the restored SPUD I feel that I know the cities, from reading John Sandford’s novels. Unfortunately, I don’t speak Swahili or Progressive/Libtard, so might lose out on some thingies during a visit. I hear the beers are good (those which A-B InBev hasn’t bought up). Never had a real (pre-A-B) Leinenkugel, me. I’ll leave you my 616 B&W photos of the trip in my will.

  3. Bob says:

    Nice photos as always. I hope to take a quick ride to the “new” station (Ramsey I think) next month. The one thing I remember from my last visit a few years ago is that the bathrooms on the train were absolutely spotless. It was actually a pleasure to use one. I also thought it was weird that police checked tickets (or not), not the conductors, even though there were a bunch of conductors on the train.

  4. Lee says:

    I noticed the cars had face-to-face seating. That seems uncomfortable, with inadequate legroom, and passengers forced to look at each other during the trip. In my opinion, the seating used in most U.S. commuter trains is preferable.

    • bartje says:

      Everyone has their own preference, so I like my trains having both coach and face-to-face seating. I prefer face-to-face, it’s far more sociable, I disagree there is less leg room, if you can come to an understanding with whom is sitting opposite of you, and it’s far easier to align the seats with the windows, all too often, with coach seating, you are forced to watch a wall in stead in the “window” seat…

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