Airplane might be the fastest way to get from one coast of the United States to the other, but it hasn’t always been my mode of choice. In 2007, I took Amtrak from Washington, DC to Seattle. In 2014, I rode trains from Chicago to Los Angeles and from Denver to San Francisco. Taking Amtrak’s long distance routes is a very unique way to see the country and one I enjoy when I have the time to do so. It is certainly more pleasant than flying in a number of ways!
At some point, I hope to write more about why I enjoy this experience so much, but in the meantime, here are six myths about traveling on a long-distance Amtrak train, courtesy of the Gothamist.
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