Never. Ending. Railroad.

You have no idea how happy this makes me. The first brand new baggage car made in the United States since the last Ice Age. And the nouveau-Phase III paint scheme is positively stunning: it spares not one scrap of pride in this railroad’s 40 years of struggle and survival. Nothing in my life has been as constant as my being there as a fan and advocate for 30 of those years. My memory of seeing my first Amtrak train on the platform at age 8 and envisioning the escape to faraway places and adventures is as clear as this morning. 
I think the only thing I would do differently is change the “America” under Amtrak to “Fuck Yeah”, but I guess that wouldn’t exactly be the best PR. View Larger

You have no idea how happy this makes me. The first brand new baggage car made in the United States since the last Ice Age. And the nouveau-Phase III paint scheme is positively stunning: it spares not one scrap of pride in this railroad’s 40 years of struggle and survival. Nothing in my life has been as constant as my being there as a fan and advocate for 30 of those years. My memory of seeing my first Amtrak train on the platform at age 8 and envisioning the escape to faraway places and adventures is as clear as this morning.

I think the only thing I would do differently is change the “America” under Amtrak to “Fuck Yeah”, but I guess that wouldn’t exactly be the best PR.


"Hold the Vanderbilt, stab the Mail
Annul the Limited, flag the Flyer,
leave the Iroquois in a fix;
This is the World, revealed and true:
Give green to twenty-five and six;
The 20th Century must go through!”

Lucius Beebe