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Amtrak 68 from Montréal to New York

Amtrak / Canada / New York / Train Travel / USA | April 25, 2015

Amtrak 68 – known as the Adirondack – takes eleven hours to trundle slowly southwards from Montréal to New York. It’s not the fastest way to travel between the cities – the flight takes less than an hour – but it’s almost certainly the most beautiful. Last month I took my family on the train so that we could finish off our summer holiday in Québec with a few days of fun in New York.

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San Francisco to LA aboard the Coast Starlight

Amtrak / Train Travel / USA | January 17, 2014

The Coast Starlight is the train that traverses the West Coast of the USA, with one departure from Seattle down to Los Angeles and vice versa each day, covering over 1,377 miles in total. However, my journey began in slightly more prosaic fashion. I had spent an enjoyable couple of days in San Francisco, with the highlight being a tour of Alcatraz, the famous former state island penitentiary.

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