So, when I last left you, the Two Rivers and the Burrard were heading for Seattle on the rear of Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train. At Oakland, our cars along with the Federal were added to the train. Already on the rear of the train was the former Santa Fe sleeper lounge Vista Canyon. That made four cars on the rear leaving Oakland. Almost on time, we departed Oakland with minimal delay. The ride that night continued on along the shores of San Francisco and San Pablo bays, across the Sacramento River delta and up the valley north through the Sacramento Valley.
The view above shows dawn at we passed Mount Shasta at about 6:30 am. Most folks are still asleep, having been awake in the early hours, enjoying themselves the first night out on the Two Rivers.
After our stop at Klamath Falls, weather comes to pass in the form of rain. Heavy at times as we climb the Cascade Range. Breakfast is enjoyed on a quiet Sunday morning. After breakfast naps are common as we roll the miles by into Oregon. As we pull into Portland rain comes to spoil our arrival. And it’s plenty of passengers boarding the Starlight in the Superliners ahead.
A nice dinner is enjoyed as we pass along Puget Sound. Arrival into Seattle is on. Eventually, we are parked at King Street station, ready for the days ahead.
Check back as we start enjoying the Emerald City!!