Pittsburgh to Boston – May 2011 – A Train Trip

Having yet another trip planned to Boston I decided to do something different, take Amtrak. Yes I knew it would be slow (it was) but it was something different than driving or flying.

My train left Pittsburgh early one morning.

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We rolled through the shabby little station in Latrobe without stopping.

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As we neared Altoona we went around the famous Horseshoe Curve.

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We had an extended stop in Harrisburg where they changed the engine from Diesel to Electric. With the extra time I could wander around the station a bit.

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Eventually we reached 30th Street Station in Philadelphia where I changed trains for an Acela on up to Boston.

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The Acela made much better time, passing through New York City on the way.

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I arrived in Boston well after dark 🙂