I'm pretty late posting this week, in part since I was gone all day yesterday on an Amtrak train! I started taking my kids on the Pennsylvanian from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg and back every other year when they were young, and it has become sort of a family tradition. There is an hour and 45 minute layover in Harrisburg, so we use that time to have lunch. We didn't do the trip the past few years due to the pandemic, but finally went again yesterday. So here are some pictures of our journey...
Walking onto the platform in Pittsburgh:
Me and my daughter in the cafe car. Nothing like having a cup of coffee while watching the scenery roll by!
My daughter and my best friend Mitch (also a train fanatic) who joined us on the journey:
A view of the Horseshoe Curve as we headed east:
Here's the Susquehanna River as we crossed it on the Rockville Bridge:
And last, but not least, here's a model of Amtrak's Three Rivers which ran between 1995 and 2005 and was basically the replacement (sort of) for the Broadway Limited shown here crossing the Sherman's Creek Bridge near Duncannon on my layout (we went over the prototype bridge during our journey):
That's it for this week! Enjoy!