canadian rockies

I climbed onboard a train in Boston on May 19, 2002. After visiting

New York
New Orleans

I stepped off the train on June 15th back in Boston.

United States
Seattle train station

9411 miles
28 days
countless memories

back to the vistadome
VistaDome Views home

CN Tower
A map of my trip

Come with me on my train trip across the United States and Canada!

Location Description Arrived Departed
visit the Big Apple New York City
I stayed in New York City overnight in order to connect with the Amtrak Maple Leaf train to Canada. It was an enjoyable stop. Being a 14 hour layover I do not consider this to be a visit.
May 19 May 20
visit Toronto Toronto
The first city I visited on my journey was my first stop in Canada as well. Toronto is home to the Hockey Hall of fame and the CN Tower. It's also a city I'd like to visit again.
May 20 May 23
ride The Canadian The Canadian
The trip across Canada is a three day, 2765 mile trip onboard railroad passenger cars built in the 1950's and fully refurbished in early 1990's. The train makes an all too brief stop in Jasper, Alberta.
May 23 May 26
visit Vancouver Vancouver
Rain, rain go away.
Vancouver is the only stop where rain hindered my visit. It did reduce my activities but I was not going to let it stop me.
May 26 May 28
visit Seattle Seattle
I've taken two train trips to the west coast and I visited Seattle on both trips. It's a neat place with lots to visit and explore.
May 28 May 31
visit Sacramento Sacramento
The California State Railroad Museum is located in Old Sacramento. There may be more to see and do in Sacramento but with such a great museum who cares.
June 1 June 3
ride The California Zephyr The California Zephyr
This Amtrak train to Chicago was my home for 2 days. I've now ridden on all the Amtrak long distance trains that originate on the Pacific coast.
June 3 June 5
visit Chicago Chicago
Chicago is the windy city and the rail hub for long distance Amtrak passenger trains. If you visit Chicago when the weather is nice a visit to Navy Pier won't disappoint you.
June 5 June 8
visit New Orleans New Orleans
The home of Mardi Gras is a friendly outgoing city. For some unknown reason I had the impression that New Orleans was built around Bourbon Street. I could not have been more wrong.
June 9 June 11
visit Washington Washington DC
The nation's capitol was my last stop. It was wet - when it wasn't raining the humidity was about 95%. My days were spent inside different Smithsonian Museums and nights in an air conditioned room.
June 12 June 15

©2002, 2006 John Simakauskas