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The Doors Are Closing

Every year the American Society of Engineers publishes a harsh and alarmist critique of the state of American transportation infrastructure in the so-far vain hope of encouraging the United States to pay the attention to make it better. One thing … Continue reading

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Every Bridge Is Also A Wall

It so happens that every bridge is also a wall but not every wall is a bridge.  We tend to think of bridges as bringing people together, but they also end up walling off (at least in part) communication along … Continue reading

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Just Breathe

Yesterday and today I enjoyed some pleasant driving in the afternoon, a rarity in these times.  I do not wish to brag, for those who for whatever reason have been less able to travel, since in all cases I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: All Aboard

All Aboard:  The Wonderful World Of Disney Trains, by Dana Amendola In reading this book I was made aware of something that I had not noticed or thought of before but which in retrospect seems obvious, and that is the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Europe By Eurail 2020

Europe By Eurail 2020:  Touring Europe By Train, by LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski, revised by Darren Price This is precisely the sort of book I most appreciate when it comes to travel.  As a somewhat well-traveled person myself, I seldom need encouragement … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Railway Journeys Of Europe

Great Railway Journeys Of Europe, by Insight Guides As I have mentioned elsewhere, this book is one of the several books I picked up from my local library in order to help serve as a resource when it comes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night Trains

Night Trains:  The Rise And Fall Of The Sleeper, by Andrew Martin This book does not really live up to its title very well.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, as the book is entertaining and personal, but sometimes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moveable Feasts

Moveable Feasts:  From Ancient Rome To The 21st Century, The Incredible Journeys Of The Food We Eat, by Sarah Murray It may be said fairly that the author is perhaps the exact opposite in her views to that of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Railroad Revolution

The Great Railroad Revolution:  The History Of Trains In America, by Christian Wolmar There is a great danger when historians of a given subject, like the history of rail transportation in the United States take off their historian hat and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Punk, Rotten & Nasty

Punk, Rotten & Nasty:  The Saga Of The Pacific Railway & Navigation Company, by Paul Michael Clock It is rather striking that a short-lived railroad that performed a notable task of civic-mindedness should have been saddled with such a terrible … Continue reading

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