Category: 2009 – New York City

Waiting for a train…

P1000293 We have arrived in Lamy, Nm and are at the train station waiting for the train.

Part of the joy of train travel is what we are doing right now, waiting for a train.

There is something especially exciting about when the time for the arrival gets close. You step out to trackside and peer down the tracks as far as you can see.P1000292

Then, you hear it, a distant horn followed by spotting the headlight of the locomotive.

There comes the train you are about to board to take you on your journey.

Most do not get to experience anything like this. Air travel just does not have the arrival that a train has.

Just one of the many things I like about train travel.


New York City 2009

image That is right, the Mashburn family is heading out to visit the big apple.

We will be departing Thursday, June 25th and returning July 4th.

P1000088es Of course, we again will be using our favorite transport to get us there, Amtrak.

We hope you will enjoy sharing a bit of our journey with us as I will be updating this blog as we travel. If you would like to receive an e-mail whenever a new post is made, put in your e-mail address on the right hand column and press the SEND button.

We are very excited and can’t wait to get started. Here is an overview of our itinerary…

Thursday, June 25th
Leave Amarillo and drive to Lamy, New Mexico
Depart Lamy on Amtrak #4 train, the Southwest Chief

Friday, June 26th
Arrive Chicago
Depart Chicago on Amtrak #48 train, the Lakeshore Limited

Saturday, June 27th
Arrive New York City

Sunday, June 28th through Wednesday, July 1st
Take in the NYC sites

Thursday, July 2nd
Depart New York City on Amtrak #141 Northeast Regional
Arrive Washington DC
Depart Washington DC on Amtrak #29, the Capitol Limited

Friday, July 3rd
Arrive Chicago
Depart Chicago on Amtrak #3, the Southwest Chief

Saturday, July 4th
Arrive Lamy
Drive back to Amarillo

I am going to attempt to add some video clips this year, especially of the train trip since I will have plenty of time on the train to edit them.

Hope you enjoy!